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.
Die Frau ohne Schatten
Cast as Voice of Unborn Child
Director Claus Guth reveals the darker elements of Strauss’s exotic fairytale in a striking new production.
Cast as Flora Bervoix
Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented in Richard Eyre’s production.
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 stage with the first acts of Donizetti's La Favorite and Mozart's Così fan tutte.