Ivanna Taratula Filipenko, Ukrainian mezzo-soprano,who has been recognized as a
versatile artist with a repertoire ranging from classical operas to contemporary work. Miss
Taratula Filipenko graduated from the Lviv College of the Arts and later received her BA in
Choral conducting from the Rivne State Institute of Culture in Rivne, Ukraine. In 1993, she
earned her MD in Music and Music Education and Vocal Performance from the Lviv National
Music Academy (Lviv, Ukraine ).
Ivanna made her international debut in 1994, playing dual roles of Flora and Anina in "La
Traviata" with the Opole Philharmonic in Poland. From 1994 through 1995 she appeared as a
guest soloist in various productions in Ukraine, Spain, France, Germany, Bulgaria, and the
United States. In 1996, she attended and graduated the BASOTI Opera Training Program.From
In 2004, she was the only Ukrainian artist performing at the Music Festival "Notti Musicali Modenesi ", in Modena, Italy.
Miss Taratula Filipenko's professional roles include Azucena in 'Il Trovatore", Cherubino in "Le Nozze di Figaro ", Suzuki in
"Madama Butterfly ", Fenena in "Nabucco", Olga in "Eugine Onegin ", the Old Gypsy in "Aleco ", Terpelykha in "Natalka
Poltavka", and Halya in "Kupalo". The latest performances include the International Opera Festival in the name of Solomiya
Krushelnytska in 2012 at the Lviv National Opera House (she represented USA ), Azucena in Dnipropetrovsk Opera House
(June 2013) , Fenena in the Lviv National Opera House (December 2013), and Carmen with Verismo Opera in Vallejo,
California in March of 2014.
Miss Taratula Filipenko is a very active member of the Ukrainian community in San Francisco, the entire Bay Area, and
Sacramento. She organized a large Ukrainian concert program for the San Francisco Public Library, entitled "Celebration of
Ukrainian Culture" in 2009.Also, she created "Solomiya Krushelnytska - The Path to the Triumph" in 2012, as well as the
Art Fundraising Program "With Love to Ukraine" on November 2014 in San Francisco and San Diego.
Ivanna has distinguished herself in a career devoted to both vocal performance and music education. She is voice and piano
instructor for her private music academy Julivanna Music Studio, a private Voice Instructor and Music Literature
Professor at Los Medanos College, and an active member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC).