Nadezhda Karyazina


Born in Moscow she trained at the Russian Academy of the Theatrical Arts in Moscow from 2003 to 2008. After graduating, Nadezhda began studying at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center, where she performed roles such as Laura (Iolantha), Contessa di Ceprano (Rigoletto), Dunyasha (The Tsar's Bride), Siebel (Faust) and Olga (Eugene Onegin) amongst others. As a member of the Young Artist Program at the Bolshoi Theatre she has taken part in master-classes with Gloria Guida Borelli, Laura Claycomb, Elena Obraztsova, Eugeny Nesterenko, Luba Orfenova, Diane Zola, Richard Bado and Ann Hallenberg. 

Nadezhda was awarded a Diploma at the Russian Theatrical Competition, 'Capital Renaissance' in 2008. She was a prize winner at the 2012 Operalia and Neue Stimmen competitions, as well as winning second prize at the Savonlinna Opera Competition in Finland in the same year. 

Last year saw the mezzo appear as Charlotte (Werther) and Polinesso (Ariodante) for the Salzburger Landestheater. As part of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden she sang the roles of; Mercedes (Carmen), Rosette (Manon) and Flora (La Traviata) there in the 13/14 season. She just finished the Jette Parker programme (where her roles included the Second Lady (Die Zauberflote) amongst others). From next September, Nadezhda will be part of the Hamburg State Opera Ensemble, where she will sing the roles of Rosina (Barbiere di Siviglia), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Olga (Eugene Onegin) during the 2015/16 season.

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BIZET Carmen (Mercedes)

GOUNOD Faust (Siebel)
HANDEL Ariodante (Polinesso)
HUMPERDINCK Hänsel and Gretel (Hänsel)

MASSENET Werther (Charlotte)

MASSENET Manon (Rosette)

MOZART Die Zauberflote (Second Lady)

PROKOFIEV Love For Three Oranges (Clarice)

PUCCINI Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The Tsar's Bride (Dunyasha)

TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin (Olga)

TCHAIKOVSKY Iolanta (Laura)

VERDI La Traviata (Flora)

VERDI Rigoletto (Contessa di Ceprano)

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Nadezhda speaks to Alice Lagnado from 'Voice of Russia' Magazine about her roles at the Royal Opera House as part of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, her career and life in London. Click here to read the full interview. 

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Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Young Artist Profile: Nadezhda Karyazina Lottie Butler, ROH News, 13 March 2015


Die Zauberflote

Covent Garden, Royal Opera House

While her three ladies, Sinéad Mulhern, Nadezhda Karyazina and Claudia Huckle, provided an excellent backing trio. Mark Valencia, Whats on Stage, 24 February 2015


Manon Lescaut

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

There’s excellent work from the snappy Christopher Maltman as Lescaut, Benjamin Hulett as the
student Edmondo and Nadezhda Karyazina as a lesbianic Musicista
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 18 June 2014


La Traviata

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

A voice in a minor part which stood out as strong, characterful and distinctive was that of another Russian, the Bolshoi-trained mezzo-soprano Nadezhda Karyazina. Sebastian Scotney, The Arts Desk, Sunday, 20 April 2014