Nadezhda Karyazina


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Nadezhda Karyazina was born in Moscow in 1986, and from 2003 to 2008 was trained at the Russian Academy of the Theatrical Arts in Moscow, at the faculty of the musical theater.

After she graduated from the Academy she was admitted to the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center, where among others she performed the roles of Laura in Tchaikovsky's Iolantha, Contessa di Ceprano in Verdi's Rigoletto, Dunyasha in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride, Siebel in Gounod's Faust and Olga in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

Since 2010 she has been a member of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, where 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 among others. 

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. 

As well as performances at the Bolshoi Theatre, the 12/13 season has seen Nadezhda appear more regularly in Europe, singing the roles of of Charlotte in Werther and Polinesso in Ariodante as part of her festcontract with the Salzburger Landestheater. 

Nadezhda joins the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from September 2013 where she will sing the roles; Mercedes/Carmen, Rosette/Manon and Flora/La Traviata in the 13/14 season.

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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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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