Nadezhda Karyazina


Born in Moscow, Nadezhda trained at the Russian Academy of the Theatrical Arts in Moscow and upon graduation, began her studies at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. 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. 

Nadezhda was part of the 2013-14 Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where she sang the roles of Mercedes Carmen, Rosette Manon and Flora La Traviata there in the 13/14 season.  Nadezhda is now undertaking a 2015-16 fest contract at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, where she will be performing Rosina Il barbiere di Siviglia, Cherubino Le nozze di Figaro, Olga Eugene Onegin. Hansel Hansel und Gretel, Prince Orlofsky Die Fledermaus and Mercedes (Carmen). She will make her debut with Festival Opera New Zealand in Carmen.

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BIZET Carmen (Mercedes)
GOUNOD Faust (Siebel)
HANDEL Ariodante (Polinesso)
HUMPERDINCK Hänsel and Gretel (Hänsel)
JANACEK Káťa Kabanová (Vavara)
MASSENET Werther (Charlotte)
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro (Cherubino)
MOZART Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
MOZART Die Zauberflote (Second Lady)
PROKOFIEV Love For Three Oranges (Clarice)
PROKOFIEV War and Peace (Sonya)
PUCCINI Madama Butterfly (Suzuki)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The Tsar's Bride (Dunyasha)
ROSSINI La Cenerentola (title role)
ROSSINI Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
STRAUSS Die Fledermaus (Prince Orlofsky)
TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin (Olga)
TCHAIKOVSKY Queen of Spades (Polina)
TCHAIKOVSKY Iolanta (Laura)
VERDI La Traviata (Flora)

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Click here to read about Nadezhda's journey from winning the 2011 Neue Stimmen competition.

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