Soprano Roza Tulyaganova DMA, is a native of Uzbekistan. Since moving to the United States in 2000, she has traveled extensively, performing major and supporting opera roles in cities across the country. Dr. Tulyaganova completed her Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music in 2007 and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University. While at MSM, she performed the roles of Livia in L’Italiana in Londra and La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi. Before attending the Manhattan School of Music, Dr. Tulyaganova performed roles with many opera companies throughout the East Coast. These include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Mississippi Opera, Musetta in La Bohème with Cantiamo Opera Theatre in New York, and Micaëla in Carmen with the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory. From 2002-2004, Dr. Tulyaganova performed in numerous productions with Opera Las Vegas, including Mimí in La Bohème, the title role in Lakmé, and Frasquita in Carmen. With the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she has sung the roles of Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus and Lola in Gallantry. Her Fiordiligi at Hubbard Hall Opera and her Countess in Capital Opera’s Marriage of Figaro have been warmly acclaimed.
Dr. Tulyaganova is the founder of Shyps and Roses, a vocal ensemble devoted to the performance of traditional Russian folk and art songs. The ensemble was a winner of Artists International’s Chamber Music award and Long Island International Chamber Competition. Dr. Tulyaganova works frequently with such contemporary composers as Octavio Vasquez, Julian Garguilo, Katerina Kramarchuk, and Edward Kalandarov.
Dr. Tulyaganova has appeared as a soloist in many concert engagements, including Brahms’ A German Requiem with the Las Vegas Music Arts Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra and a Russian Music Recital with the Las Vegas Russian Trio. Dr. Tulyaganova is the winner of multiple notable awards. These include being a two-time district winner at the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, a district winner of the 2002 NATSAA competition, a winner of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas concerto competition, and a finalist in the Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria.
Dr. Tulyaganova has directed multiple operas and operatic scenes. Most recently, she was the Assistant Stage Director to Thaddeus Strassberger at Bard College Summerscape Festival in New York for their production of Oresteia by Sergey Taneev. Mr. Strassberger also invited her to assist him in Ekaterinburg, Russia for the production of Phillip Glass' Satyagraha. She has directed three other full-length operas: Orphan Annie for the Remarkable Theater Brigade, Stone Guest for Stony Brook University, and Serse for the Manhattan School of Music. She is often asked to direct scenes for the opera workshop course at Brooklyn College. Dr. Tulyaganova is fluent in several languages and frequently works as a language coach. Most notably, she was an Italian language educator at Middlebury College’s distinguished summer program and worked as the principal Russian language coach for Dicapo Opera’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. She has taught voice at Stony Brook University in New York; McLennan Community College in Waco, TX; and TheTashkent National Music College in Uzbekistan. Dr. Tulyaganova is currently an Assistant Professor of Voice and the Director of Opera at Mississippi State University.