Nataliia Temnyk: Opera singer with the soul of a nightingale

Nataliia Temnyk is a Ukrainian opera singer whose powerful voice and sincere expression has charmed audiences in Europe and in Canada.

Her creative path began in the picturesque Lviv Region, Western Ukraine, where she absorbed a rich musical background from an early age.

She began studying at Kryvyi Rih music college where she received a diploma in singing and choral conducting. She began to teach voice and ensemble and was responsible for concert organising.


Nataliia received a PhD from the renowned A. V. Nezhdanova National Academy of Music in Odesa. She acquired a brilliant technique and deep understanding of the art of opera.


Her performances were always sold out, and critics noted her natural stage charisma and emotional depth of performance.


Nataliia won numerous awards at prestigious competitions including;

2019 3rd Place and Audience Award –
Wagner Society Singing Competition, Wigmore Hall, London

2017 2nd place – 10th Sabin V. Dragoi International Vocalist Competition, Romania.

2016 Certificate of Honor – 3rd International Christmas Competition of Vocalists, Belarus.

2013 Grand Prix – 2nd International Competition “Country of the Sun”, Odesa, Ukraine

Nataliia is living in Victoria, British Columbia where she is active as a performer and teacher. Not only is she an accomplished singer, she is a true ambassador of the richness of Ukrainian culture through her repertoire of Ukrainian opera, art song and folk song.


Here are some of Nataliia Temnyk’s most notable achievements:

2024 – Debut at Pacific Opera Victoria – “The Margin of Figaro”
2022 – We Stand with Ukraine fund raising concert- Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston, Ontario.
2022 – Concert for Ukraine with the Cantibus Choir Ensemble, St. Anne’s Church, Manchester, Great Britain

2019-2022 Opera Viva, Liverpool, numerous concerts as a soloist and soprano in the choir

2019 – Laureate of the Wagner Society competition, Wigmore Hall, London

2017 – Odesa Philharmonic, Ukraine

2016 – Minsk Opera Theater, Belarus

2013 – Opera House, Odesa, Ukraine

2012 – Music Festival “Kalyna”, Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine

2013-2018. Numerous concerts in churches, museums, concert halls of Odessa

She is constantly improving, looking for new facets of her talent. Nataliia strives to give people joy and inspiration through the magical power of opera.


Her triumphant performance at the Wagner Singing Society competition, where she won two awards. Dame Anne Evans of Sadler’s Wells Opera, describes Nataliia as a «gifted and accomplished soprano of exceptional talent».


Known for dramatic and moving performances, “Nataliia Temnyk has a sublime voice. ‘Elsa’s Dream’ (Lohengrin) was superbly executed but it was the singing of Wagner’s ‘Ave Maria’ (Othello) that she brought the house down”. (ARTMUSELONDON)


At the charity concert for Ukraine in Kingston, her powerful and emotional performance mesmerized the audience and touched people’s heart deeply. Her powerful and emotional appearance on stage mesmerized the audience, and her singing touched people’s hearts deeply.

Nataliia not only performs brilliantly on stage, but also generously shares her expertise with students. Her master classes are widely acclaimed, and students note her ability to provide clear and concise instruction that helps them improve their vocal and artistic skills.


Diane Baird, voice coordinator at Queen’s University in Kingston, emphasizes not only Nataliia’s vocal abilities, but also her charismatic demeanor and sense of humor, which make her master classes not only useful, but also interesting.


Nataliia Temnyk is not just a talented singer, she is a real artist whose voice can move and inspire.


Her career is developing rapidly, and she has already gained recognition on the international stage. There is no doubt that even greater successes await her ahead.