Nika Gorič sings a Titania full of expression, enriched with dark tones: the Slovenian soprano really jumps out of the ensemble
Žuraj’s twenty-minute expressionist tirade of eruptive singing and playing is a bit like Pierrot Lunaire on steroids and laughing gas. Nika Gorič negotiated its demands with a virtuosic savagery that showed off her florid coloratura and impressive range...
Slovenian soprano Nika Gorič studied at the Ballet and Music School in Maribor, Kunstuniversität Graz, and the Royal Academy of Music where she completed her studies with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp, receiving The Queen's Commendation for Excellence. In 2016 Nika joined Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project singing Titania in a new production of The Fairy Queen after themes by Purcell and in masterclasses with Thomas Hampson, Malcolm Martineau and Dame Ann Murray. 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.
Over the last year Nika has performed the roles of Norina in Don Pasquale with Slovene National Opera and Eurydice in Orphée aux enfers, Polly Peachum in Die Dreigroschenoper and Sophie in scenes from Der Rosenkavalier with Royal Academy Opera. She gave recitals at Wigmore Hall, Midsummer Music and Oxford Lieder Festivals and took part in a staged production of Handel’s Messiah with Opéra National de Bordeaux. Previous operatic roles include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Fortuna and Pallade in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Despina in Così fan tutte, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Sandmännchen in Hänsel und Gretel and Elisetta in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio segreto.