CBS BOSTON: Malden Opera Singer From Russia Raising Money For Ukraine Through Her Music
MALDEN (CBS) -- Lately, Natalja Sticco is leaning into what she knows best: music.
The opera singer has close ties to both Russia and Ukraine.
"It's very close to my heart because I was born in the USSR. I'm an ethnic Russian. And currently, I have family who lives in Russia and I have lots of friends who live in Ukraine and who are suffering," said Sticco.
Now a Malden resident, Sticco is hoping to help Ukrainian soldiers through her rendition of the song "Requiem For a Soldier."
"Play the song for at least 30 seconds and all the money we get from streaming I'm directly donating to an organization called Taps. So that's an organization supporting veterans and their families," said Sticco.
She says through her website, her song has been streamed 37,000 times in a matter of days. On top of that, she's encouraging separate donations. FULL STORY & VIDEO
OPERAWIRE: Latvian-born Mezzo-Soprano Natalja Sticco Donating Proceeds from Her Single ‘Requiem for a Soldier’ to Aid Ukraine
By Chris Ruel
Mezzo-soprano Natalja Sticco is sharing her voice to aid families, refugees, and soldiers in war-torn Ukraine by donating proceeds from her single, “Requiem for a Soldier” to Razom for Ukraine (Together for Ukraine), which provides life-saving medical aid to hospitals, and Army SOS Ukraine which buys medical and basic needs supplies that go directly to those defending their country against the brutal Russian invasion.
The single from her self-titled album is a tribute to the generations of men and women who have bravely fought for freedom, including her great-grandfathers in World War II, as well as her husband, who served in the US Airforce. Sticco is a vigorous advocate for disabled veterans and works with various charities serving the veteran community in the Greater Boston Area, where she currently lives... READ MORE