World Class Soprano
Flint School of Performing Arts Instructor
February 23, 2022
There are singers, and performers, and then there are singer performers! Nada Radakovich has perfected both of these unique gifts and honed them to a fine point along the way. As a supreme soprano she starred all over the United States and Europe stepping on to the stage first at the Lincoln Center in 1987.
Among her numerous notable achievements is performing as a soloist under a bevy of world class conductors including Leonard Bernstein with The New York Philharmonic. In Europe she took first place in the International Mozart Society Competition; first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition (both state and regional); first place in the Brooklyn Renaissance Opera Competition. World famous baritone Robert Merrill presented her in New York with her first Traviata Award. She also studied with famed Metropolitan Opera star Juliet Blegen and in Europe with soprano Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. WOW! Now THAT'S a resumé!
To imagine all of that you would understand that her options for continuing this storied career would be unlimited. But a health ailment made that impossible. So while she couldn’t continue to exercise her superstar pipes to their fullest, she could do the next best thing: She could teach!
And teach she does, and not just anywhere but right here in Flint, where she is a member of the faculty at the Flint School of Performing Arts. There, she carries on a storied tradition of impeccable fine arts instruction that has spanned most of the last century.
She is a jewel of the arts community in Flint and Genesee County, and truly one of our treasures. It’s with great pleasure that we welcome her and her immense talent in to the confines of the Aquarium on “Fish and The Flint Chronicles”!