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 Maddalena, Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Olga, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Pauline (The Queen of Spades), Third Maid (Elektra), Mercédès, Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Emilia (Otello) and Konchakovna (Prince Igor).
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.
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Young Artist Profile: Nadezhda Karyazina - 'If your performance is from the heart, you can always connect with the audience'
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Nadezhda Karyazina in La Favorite in the Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, The Royal Opera
Toby Spence as Tamino, Nadezhda Karyazina as Second Lady, Sinéad Mulhern as First Lady and Claudia Huckle as Third Lady
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
Rachel Kelly as Javotte, Nadezhda Karyazina as Rosette, Simona Mihai as Poussette and Christophe Mortagne as Guillot de Morfontaine in Manon
Luis Gomes as Fernand and Nadezhda Karyazina as Léonor in the JPYA Summer Performance
Nadezhda Karyazina performing a recital at Windsor Castle