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Nika Gorič

Slovenian soprano Nika Gorič studied at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz and Royal Academy of Music in London, where she completed her studies with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp, receiving the Queen's Commendation for Excellence. In 2016, she joined Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project singing Titania in a new production of “The Fairy Queen” after themes by Henry Purcell. Nominated by the Salzburg Festival to take part in the Stella Maris International Vocal Competition, she went on to win a recital at Vienna’s Musikverein. Her engagements include a concert tour of China with Salzburg Festival, Gilda in “Rigoletto” with Scottish Opera, Italienische Sängerin in “Capriccio”, appearances as soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra, in Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and performed at Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, Symphony Hall Birmingham and Usher Hall Edinburgh. Nika’s roles include Norina in “Don Pasquale” (with Slovene National Opera), Susanna in “Le nozze di Figaro” and Fortuna and Pallade in “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, both conducted by Jane Glover, Polly Peachum in “Die Dreigroschenoper” directed by Walter Sutcliffe, Eurydice in “Orphée aux Enfers”, Elisetta from “Il matrimonio segreto”, Barbarina in “Le nozze di Figaro” and Sandmännchen in “Hänsel und Gretel”. Whilst studying at the Royal Academy Opera, she approached the roles of Sophie (“Der Rosenkavalier”), Adina (“L’elisir d’amore”), Adele (“Die Fledermaus”) and Despina (“Così fan tutte”). She gave recitals at Wigmore Hall, Midsummer Music Festival and Oxford Lieder Festival. Her upcoming engagements in 2019 include among others the role of Aricie in Rameau’s “Hippolyte et Aricie” at the Opera Rara Festival in Krakow.