In both her music and photography, Roxanna Walitzki explores beauty inherent in the richer, deeper, darker parts of the human experience. Her work holds the ability to capture both simplicity & complexity in a moment.
Trained as an operatic mezzo-soprano, Roxanna integrates elements from electronic and ambient music into her arrangements of art-songs, producing a delicate world of sound that matches her uniquely ethereal aesthetic. Currently touring throughout Europe, Roxanna's work keeps classical music alive and current, while addressing the impact humans are having on our natural ecosystems. Her musical dedication, eye for beauty, and unique aesthetic infuses her work with vibrancy and individuality.
An "operatic iconoclast," Roxanna employs the expressive capabilities of art video as a vehicle to further the reach of classical music. Her performances incorporate elaborate fashion as well as expressive movement and video projections. Trained in vocal performance at NYU (M.M.) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (B.M.), her endeavors stretch the bounds of traditional performance-practice and have been heralded as “spellbinding.”
Roxanna's photography is rooted in a love of editorial fashion imagery and figurative art. Making use of minimal settings and imaginative styling that re-imagines disposable materials, Walitzki’s photography conveys mood and emotion through movement, form, texture, and subtle lighting choices. Honing her skills in self-portraiture and broadening into editorial and commercial work, Roxanna’s imagery dances between genres and is at once intimate & inviting, as well as distant & guarded.