Music becomes our refuge when we find ourselves in stressful situations. The art, starting as far as civilizations remember, serves as an avenue for communication, expression, and communion. Over the years, humanity adjusted, reshaped, and innovated beat patterns, lyrics, and harmony that gave birth to multiple genres. The sophisticated yet beautiful nature of classical music is one such product of extreme discipline and respect for form.
It is scientifically proven that classical music reduces stress, improves cognitive function, and lifts the mood, which is why many people listen to the songs of Mozart, Bach, or Vivaldi when they are studying or when they feel creative.
The interest in classical music for Natalja Sticco does not just end with listening to it. She writes and produces classical music as a hobby and as professional work. Sticco grew up in Latvia during the war-stricken Soviet Union. She always possessed extreme vocal ability, later earning her a reputation of being a rare Verdi mezzo, but the existing socio-political conditions of her country delayed her rise to prominence. She witnessed the wrecks of war and its dreadful implications it vested towards men, women, and children. But her country pushed through and fought for its independence.
In 2018, she migrated to the US, in Boston, with her husband, who is a US Air Force Veteran back in the Gulf War. Even when permanently disabled, her husband stuck to her and supported her burning passion for performing opera and crafting music.
With backgrounds of war and people around her as witnesses to its devastation, Sticco released her debut single titled Requiem for a Soldier (the theme from Band of Brothers). Having a US veteran for a husband, a US Army officer for a stepson, and two grandfathers dying from World War II, Sticco composed the song as a tribute to people like them. The song does not aim to relive the dark days of wars but to cement the courage and sacrifice that countless people offered to acquire freedom and safety for their families and countries. Her song serves as a reminder that there are citizens who are willing to offer their lives to protect their loved ones and their nation.
Sticco is working in Amazon Robotics. Finishing a degree in Information Technology and later a Master’s degree in Engineering, colleagues often get surprised when they learn she sings opera. But mathematics and classical music have a similar nature.
As a professional opera singer, Sticco graced six countries in Europe, the Middle East, and North America, and honored 30 operas with 200 flawless performances. She is a performer who exhibits undeniable vocal superiority, mesmerizing beauty, and passion for her craft.
Her website offers information about the physical and psychological benefits of opera. Sticco wants to use that platform to further the discussion about a philosophy that she believes would be a bridge for the wholesome understanding among people – making time to listen.
Amid the pandemic, Sticco urges people to stream classical music and listen to her creations. The adverse psychological effects of being imprisoned inside the house are evident during these tumultuous times. But with music, a person can find companionship and relief. She offers her songs for free because she wants to level out the opportunity for everyone to access the comfort, therapy, and recreation that classical music can provide.
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