About the artist:
HGO Studio alumna (2012-14) Natalya Romaniw is a winner of the 2016 Critic’s Choice Award for Music, and was named Young Artist of the Year at the 2020 Gramophone Classical Music Awards and Singer of the Year at the 2020 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. She has performed many times with HGO, including as Ortlinde in Die Walküre (2015), Micaela in Carmen (2014), and Krystyna in The Passenger (2014). Also for the 2021-22 season, she will make her house debut at Opéra de Rouen in the title role of Jenůfa under the baton of Anthony Hermus and return to Garsington Opera alongside a performance of Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder with the Hallé orchestra. Romaniw’s 2020-21 season included her highly praised performance of Alice Ford in Falstaff for The Grange Festival, Mimi in La bohéme for English National Opera’s outdoor Drive & Live series, and the title role in Tosca with English National Opera at Crystal Palace Bowl for the new South Facing Festival. In concert, she performed Barber’s 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 in a televised performance at the BBC Proms. Highlights of previous seasons include her house debut at English National Opera as Mimi in La bohéme and her role debut as Cio-Cio-San in the acclaimed Minghella Madame Butterfly under the baton of Martyn Brabbins; Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at Garsington Opera, the Welsh National Opera, and in Oliver Mears’s new production for Scottish Opera; her European debut as Suzel in L’amico Fritz for Den Jyske Opera; Lisa in Pique Dame with Opera Holland Park and National Theatre Brno; the title role in Janacek’s Jenůfa with Grange Park Opera, and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Hallé orchestra under the baton of Sir Mark Elder. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.