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Natalya Romaniw


  • Welsh soprano Natalya Romaniw is one of Europe’s most promising young stars. Winner of the 2016 Critic’s Choice Award for Music, for her "big toned, generous, gut-wrenching performances" (Sunday Times) and her "glowing voice capable of astonishing power" (FT), she is often hailed by the British press as "the outstanding soprano of her generation" (Telegraph). She was awarded Young artist of the year at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020 and Singer of the year at the Royal Philharmonic Society 2020 Awards. In the 2022/23 season, Romaniw will make her house debut in the title role Tosca at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Opera Frankfurt and return to Garsington Opera in her role debut as Ariadne Ariadne auf Naxos. On the concert platform, she will perform a number of recitals globally including at the Wigmore Hall, and under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, Verdi Requiem with the Hallé.

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  • Highlights of previous seasons include her house debut at Opéra de Rouen in the title role Jenůfa, her role debut as the title role Rusalka for Garsington Opera and Edinburgh International Festival, and her return to Houston Grand Opera as Blanche Dialogues de Carmélites. Romaniw’s 2020/21 included her highly praised performance of Alice Ford Falstaff for Grange Park Opera, Mimi La Boheme for English National Opera's outdoor Drive & Live series and the title role Tosca with English National Opera at Crystal Palace Bowl for the new South Facing Festival. Previously, she has performed both Mimi La bohéme and Cio Cio San Madama Butterfly for English National Opera, title tole Tosca, Tatyana Eugene Onegin and title role Iris for Scottish Opera, Mařenka The Bartered Bride and Tatyana Eugene Onegin for Garsington Opera, the title role Iolanta and Lisa Pique Dame for Opera Holland Park, Suzel L’amico Fritz for Den Jyske Opera and title role Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera.

    On the concert platform, Romaniw has performed Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Hallé Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and excerpts from La bohéme and Jenůfa with Ben Glassberg and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Giorgetta Il Tabarro with the Hallé at the BBC Proms, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Hallé and the world premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage Testament with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. She made her first solo recital recording in collaboration with pianist Lada Valesova, featuring repertoire by Dvořák, Janáček, Novák and Rachmaninov which received resounding praise.

    She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal in her final year. Since graduating Natalya has gone on to win many competitions including the Loveday Song Prize and the renowned Kathleen Ferrier Awards in 2012; she was a prize winner in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition; the 2017 operatic nominee in The Times breakthrough category of the Southbank Sky Arts Awards, and a finalist for the Song Prize in Cardiff Singer of the World 2009. After graduating, Natalya joined the Houston Grand Opera Studio, where she debuted roles such as Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen and Krystina in Weinburg’s The Passenger. After finishing her time with Houston Grand Opera, she returned as a guest for her role debut as Ortlinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre.

    2022/23 season / 550 words. Not to be altered without permission.


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Livestreams & Broadcasts

BBC National Orchestra of Wales | July 2020
Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Click to watch on BBC iplayer 
Available until April 2021

English National Opera | September 2020
Puccini: La Bohème (Mimi)
Click to watch on Sky arts

Opera Repertoire

Ellen Orford Peter Grimes
Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw 

Title Role Rusalka

Marguerite Faust*

Title Role Jenůfa
Title Role Katya Kabanova*
Emilia The Makropulos Case

Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites

Mimi La bohème
Cio-Cio San Madama Butterfly
Title Role Manon Lescaut
Title Role Suor Angelica*
Title Role Tosca
Giorgetta Il Tabarro
Liù Turandot*

Mařenka The Bartered Bride

R Strauss
Title Role Arabella
Title Role Ariadne auf Naxos
Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier

Tatyana Eugene Onegin
Title Role Iolanta
Liza The Queen of Spades

Title Role Aida
Amelia Un ballo in maschera
Alice Ford Falstaff
Leonora La Forza del Destino
Desdemona Othello
Amelia Simon Boccanegra
Leonora il Trovatore*

Eva Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Elsa Lohengrin
Sieglinde Der Ring des Nibelungen
Elisabetta Tannhäuser

*role in preparation


Concert Repertoire

Symphony No. 9

The Kingdom

Glagolitic Mass

Symphony No. 2
Soprano 2 Symphony No. 8

Kolokola The Bells

Vier lezte Leider


The outstanding soprano of her generation.

Financial Times

She is one of those singers who can just stand and sing - or just stand and listen - with huge effect: the concentrated essence of character she brings is a rare thing, and allied to a voice of some power and great depth of expression and colours, she is a major operatic phenomenon.  

Opera Now

Natalya Romaniw soars ever closer to superstardom.

The Telegraph

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