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Nadezhda Karyazina

Jette Parker Young Artist


Russian mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Karyazina joined The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artist Programme in the 2013/14 Season and in her first Season sings Mercédès (Carmen), Rosette (Manon), Voice of an Unborn Child (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Flora (La traviata) and Madrigal Singer (Manon Lescaut) on the main stage.

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.

Upcoming productions

  • La traviata

    Cast as Flora Bervoix

    Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly told in Richard Eyre’s production.

  • Manon Lescaut

    Cast as Singer

    Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.

  • JPYA Summer Performance

    Cast as Léonor (La favorite)

    The Royal Opera’s stars of tomorrow take to the main stage in a showcase performance, the culmination of all their hard work over the Season.

  • Rigoletto

    Cast as Maddalena

    The corruption of innocence is at the heart of David McVicar's production of Verdi's potent tragedy.

  • Die Zauberflöte

    Cast as Second Lady

    Comedy and philosophy unite in Mozart’s glorious The Magic Flute, brought enchantingly to life by David McVicar.

News and features

  1. Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

    Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

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