Anna Goryachova

Bio in english

• Prize-winner at the 2nd Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Singers’ Competition (Moscow, 2008; 2nd prize and special prize for artistry)

• Prize-winner at the International Youth Music Competition Hopes, Talents, Masters(Dobrich, Bulgaria, 2006; 1st prize)

• Prize-winner at the Ahmet Zhubanov International Young Performers’ Competition (Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2006; 1st prize)

Anna Goryachova was born in Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg).

In 2008 she graduated with distinction from the Vocals Faculty of the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Tamara Novichenko and subsequently class of Galina Kiseleva).

From 2009 to 2011 she trained under Renata Scotto and Anna Vandi at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) and also under Romualdo Savastano at the A.R.T. Musica academy (Rome).

From 2008 to 2011 Anna was a soloist at the Mikhailovsky Theatre and the St Petersburg Chamber Opera.

In 2010 she was nominated for Russia’s Golden Mask National Theatre Award for her performance of the role of Donna Elvira in the opera Don Giovanni staged by Yuri Alexandrov.

In 2011 under the direction of Alberto Zedda she made her debut at the Vlaamse Opera (Flemish Opera) in Antwerp as the Marchesa Melibea (Il viaggio a Reims, Mariame Clément’s production).

From 2012 to 2017 Anna was a soloist at the Opernhaus Zürich, where she performed the roles of Adalgisa (Bob Wilson’s production of “Norma”), Rosina (Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia), Polina (The Queen of Spades), Magdalena (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Eustazio (Handel’s Rinaldo), Zelim (Vivaldi’s La verità in cimento), Masha (Eötvös’ Three Sisters), Marchesa Melibea etc…, and she has collaborated with such conductors as Teodor Currentzis, Nello Santi, Fabio Luisi, Alain Altinoglu, Enrique Mazzola, Riccardo Frizza, Ottavio Dantone, Stefano Montanari and Daniele Rustioni among others. Took part in the world premiere of Christian Jost’s opera Rote Laterne (2015).

In 2012 Anna sang the role of Alcina (Orlando paladino) at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and made her debut at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro (Italy) as Edoardo (Matilde di Shabran) staged by Mario Martone and conducted by Michele Mariotti.

In 2013 at the same festival she appeared in the role of Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri, staged by Davide Livermore).

In 2014 she made her debut at the Opéra national de Paris as Ruggiero (Handel’s Alcina, staged by Robert Carsen).

In 2015 she made her first appearance at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam as the Marchesa Melibea in Damiano Michieletto’s production (“Il viaggio a Reims”, conductor - Stefano Montanari), returning there in 2016 to sing the role of Polina. The same year she performed Angelina in Stefan Herheim’s production of “La Cenerentola” in Die Norske Opera (Oslo) conducted by Antonino Fogliani. Has been a guest soloist at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, the Opera di Firenze, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi (Trieste).

In the 2017–18 season Anna performed the role of Carmen at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden) in London, staged by Barrie Kosky; the Teatro Real in Madrid (Calixto Bieito’s production) and at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival (director - Hugo de Ana).

In 2018 at the Opernhaus Zürich she sang Dorabella in Così fan tutte, staged by Kirill Serebrennikov. In 2019 at Covent Garden under the direction of Antonio Pappano she performed the role of Polina (“Pique Dame”, director - Stefan Herheim). That same season she made her debut at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin as Clara in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Betrothal in a Monastery (conducted by Daniel Barenboim), as well as appearing at the Bregenz Festival (Austria), where she sang as Dulcinée (Massenet’s Don Quichotte, Mariame Clément’s production) and performed the mezzo-soprano role in Verdi’s Requiem under the direction of Fabio Luisi.

Since 2019 Anna has been a guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, where she worked with Tugan Sikhism and Christopher Moulds and has performed the roles of Dido (Dido and Aeneas staged by Vincent Huguet), Rosina (Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia) and the Marchesa Melibea.

In 2020 at the Grand Théâtre de Genève she sang the roles of Angelina (La Cenerentola) and Sesto (La clemenza di Tito, staged by Milo Rau) in addition to making her debut at the Vienna State Opera in the role of Olga (Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Eugene Onegin); in Vienna she subsequently performed the roles of Angelina and Carmen.

In the 2020–21 season Anna received Valencia’s “Best Mezzo-Soprano of the Season” award for the role of Angelina in La Cenerentola, staged by Laurent Pelly at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía

In 2022 as Angelina she made her debut at the Mariinsky theatre (St.Petersburg)

She has collaborated with such stage directors as Damiano Michieletto, Barrie Kosky, Bob Wilson, Kirill Serebrennikov, Laurent Pelly, Robert Karsen, Mariame Clément, Vincent Huguet