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Nika Gorič

Nika Gorič, whom critics have described as “a singer with phenomenal versatility and theatrical ability” and “a master of myriad musical styles,” is a Slovenian soprano who feels at home on both the operatic and concert stages.

She studied at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet, the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, and later at the Royal Academy of Music London where she completed her Master’s Degree and Advanced Diploma, in addition to receiving the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence as the top student in her year. She had previously received the Regency Award and was awarded the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music prize (2019). In 2021 Nika became the Prizewinner of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Her roles include Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Norina (Don Pasquale), Gilda (Rigoletto), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Aricie (Hippolyte et Aricie), Italienische Sängerin (Capriccio), Titania (The Fairy Queen), Eurydice (Orphée aux enfers), Polly Peachum (Die Dreigroschenoper), Fortuna and Pallade (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Elisetta (Il matrimonio segreto) and Sandmännchen (Hänsel und Gretel). In addition to these stage roles, she has also performed as Abra (Juditha Triumphans), Dido (Dido and Aeneas) and most recently as Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice) in concert performances. 

Nika’s concert highlights include performances at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Royal Festival Hall  in London, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Sydney Opera House. These included performances with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Hamburg (Carlos Miguel Prieto), the Karajan-Akademie of the Berliner Philharmoniker (Pablo Heras-Casado), the Philharmonia Orchestra (Joana Mallwitz) and the Australian Chamber Orchestra (Richard Tognetti). Other recent performances have taken place alongside the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, the Garsington Opera Orchestra, the Kraków Festival Orchestra and others. 

Nika’s most recent performances include Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, the cantata O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit BWV 210, Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder, Mahler’s Symphony no. 4 performed with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Philipp von Steinaecker, a selection of Wolf songs and Mahler Symphony no. 4 arranged for the Ensemble Dissonance and conducted by Marko Letonja, and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder at Festival Ljubljana. 

On the recital platform, Nika was a member of the Royal Academy Song Circle and a soloist in the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series. She has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, and at festivals such as Midsummer Music, Oxford Lieder, Leeds Lieder, Festival de Bellerive, Carinthischer Sommer and Festival Classic à Guéthary. Highlights include the Klavier Festival Ruhr with Graham Johnson, solo performances at Kioi Hall in Tokyo, Victoria Hall in Geneva and Kings Place in London. With her duo partner Johan Barnoin, Nika recently prepared a recital for the Slovenian Philharmonic concert series.

Highlights from this coming season include her debut with Oper Frankfurt in Vito Žuraj’s opera Blühen directed by Brigitte Fassbaender, a recital with the baritone David Bizić in the Czech Republic and several concerts at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 

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