Natalja began her singing career as a performing vocalist with the Latvian National Opera and Ballet from 2009-2017. In 2012 was selected to participate in the Opera’s first Young Artists’ Program under the Direction of Andrejs Zagars where she performed Orlofsky (die Fledermaus) and mastered the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin.
In 2012 she graduated the Latvian Academy of Music where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music. During her studies she participated in productions by the Academy’s prestigious opera studio ‘Figaro‘, performing the roles of Nanny (Eugene Onegin), Kastcheevna (Kaschey the Immortal) and Death (chamber opera Stalin and Death).
She has studied in Master Classes with Axel Everaert (Belgium), Paolo de Napoli (Italy) and Margarita Gruzdeva (Latvia) as well as private vocal coaching from Sopranos Hanneke de Wit(Netherlands) and Julianna Bavarska (Germany). Currently, Natalja studies under the direction of Thomas Jones of the Office of the Arts at Harvard University.
Her vocal repertoire also includes Seven Spanish Folksongs (Manuel de Falla), as well as a selection of Russian, German and French songs and romances.
She currently lives with her husband in Peabody where she volunteers in the Sacred Music Program in her family’s Parish of Saint Adelaide’s, as well as advocates and supports various programs in the Greater Boston Area for Disabled Veterans.