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Nadezhda Karyazina

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Nadezhda Karyazina in action.
Nadezhda Karyazina in La Favorite in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, The Royal Opera © ROH/Clive Barda, 2014

Russian mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Karyazina was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme 2013–15. During this time her roles included Mercédès (Carmen), Rosette (Manon), Voice of an Unborn Child (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Flora Bervoix (La traviata), Madrigal Singer (Manon Lescaut), Léonor (La Favorite Act I, JPYAP summer performance), Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte).

Karyazina was born in Moscow in 1986 and trained at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts and at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre. In 2010 she became a Young Artist of the Bolshoi Theatre, where her roles have included Dunyasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Princess Clarissa (L’Amour des trois oranges) and Fortune Teller (The Fiery Angel). Other roles have included Olga (Eugene Onegin) for the Latvian National Theatre, Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for Rome Opera and Polinesso (Ariodante) and Charlotte (Werther) for the Salzburg Landestheater. On leaving the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme she joined Hamburg State Opera, where her roles have included Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Olga, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Third Maid (Elektra) and Mercédès.

Karyazina’s concert engagements include Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle with Laurens Collegium Rotterdam. Her many awards include third prize at Operalia in 2012 and second prize at the Savonlinna International Singing Competition.

News and features

Young Artist Profile: Nadezhda Karyazina - 'If your performance is from the heart, you can always connect with the audience'

Young Artist Profile: Nadezhda Karyazina - 'If your performance is from the heart, you can always connect with the audience'

13 March 2015

The Russian mezzo-soprano on working with the best coaches in the world, BP Big Screen performances and the challenges of Madama Butterfly.

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

1 April 2014

See the future stars of opera for free at the Royal Opera House.

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