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Salome Jicia

Soprano

Biography

Salome Jicia in action.
Salome Jicia as Sifare in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera © 2017 ROH. Photograph by Bill Cooper

Georgian soprano Salome Jicia made her Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Sifare (Mitridate, re di Ponto). She returns in the 2018/19 Season as Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte).

Jicia was born in Zugdidi. After training as a pianist she went on to study voice in Georgia and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, with Renata Scotto and at the Rossini Opera Academy with Alberto Zedda. Opera engagements include Amenaide (Tancredi) for La Monnaie, Brussels, Elena (La donna del lago), Contessa di Folleville (Il viaggio a Reims) and Dorliska (Torvaldo e Dorliska) for the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Violetta (La traviata) for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Macerata Opera Festival, Aspasia (Mitridate, re di Ponto) and Violetta for the State Opera House of Georgia, Rosina (La finta semplice) for Associazione Lirica Concertistica Italiana in Como, Cremona and Pavia, Semiramide (Semiramide) and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) for Opéra national de Lorraine, Elena (La donna del lago) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in Liège, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in Bologna and Mathilde (Guillaume Tell) for Teatro Massimo di Palermo. Her concert appearances include performing with José Carreras in Kutaisi, Georgia.

Jicia’s awards include the grand prix at the Istanbul International Music Festival and the International Singing Competition, Armenia, first prize at the Lado Ataneli International Singing Competition and first prize and the Maria Foltyn Prize at the Ninth International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition.

Photos

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso, Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Serena Gamberoni as Despina in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia, Salome Jicia as Sifare, Michael Spyres as Mitridate, Bejun Mehta as Farnace, Jennifer Davis as Arbate and Lucy Crowe as Ismene in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Serena Gamberoni as Despina and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Gamberoni as Despina, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Serena Gamberoni as Despina and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Sifare and Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Michael Spyres as Mitridate and Salome Jicia as Sifare in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Sifare in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi and Paolo Fanale as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Serena Gamberoni as Despina in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi and Serena Malfi as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Sifare in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Paolo Fanale as Ferrando, Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Serena Malfi as Dorabella, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi and Thomas Allen as Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Paolo Fanale as Ferrando and Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Gyula Orendt as Guglielmo, Salome Jicia as Fiordiligi, Serena Malfi as Dorabella and Paolo Fanale as Ferrando in Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Production photo of Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Sifare in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Sifare and Bejun Mehta as Farnace in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Sifare and Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera