Russian mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Karyazina joined The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in the 2013/14 Season and has since sung Mercédès (Carmen), Rosette (Manon), Voice of an Unborn Child (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Flora Bervoix (La traviata), Madrigal Singer (Manon Lescaut) and Léonor (La Favorite Act I, JPYAP summer performance). In the 2014/15 Season she sings Maddalena (Rigoletto), Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Flora Bervoix for The Royal Opera.
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). Her 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.
Karyazina's many awards include third prize at the 2012 Operalia competition and second prize at the Savonlinna International Singing Competition.
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Nadezhda Karyazina performing a recital at Windsor Castle
Nadezhda Karyazina in La Favorite in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, The Royal Opera
William Shimell as De Brétigny, Nadezhda Karyazina as Rosette, Rachel Kelly as Javotte, Simona Mihai as Poussette and Christophe Mortagne as Guillot de Morfontaine in Manon
Toby Spence as Tamino, Nadezhda Karyazina as Second Lady, Sinéad Mulhern as First Lady and Claudia Huckle as Third Lady
Luis Gomes as Fernand and Nadezhda Karyazina as Léonor in the JPYA Summer Performance
Rachel Kelly as Javotte, Nadezhda Karyazina as Rosette, Simona Mihai as Poussette and Christophe Mortagne as Guillot de Morfontaine in Manon