…”Meisterin aller Stile”…,
…”phänomenaler Wandlungsfähigkeit und schauspielerischer Gestik”…,
“Nika Gorič negotiated its demands with a virtuosic savagery that showed off her florid coloratura and impressive range.”

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Biography

Nika Gorič, whom critics describe as ‘a singer with a phenomenal versatility and theatrical ability’ and ‘a master of myriad musical styles’, is a Slovenian soprano who feels at home on both the opera and concert stages.

Nika studied at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet, then at 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, receiving the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence as the top student in her year. She has 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 concert versions she has performed as Abra (Juditha Triumphans), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Amore (Orfeo ed Euridice) and most recently as Ginevra in Handel’s Ariodante. 

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

Nika’s most recent performances include Bach’s ‘Weihnachts Oratorium’, Cantata ‘O holder Tag, erwünschte Zeit BWV 210′, Berg’s ‘7 frühe Lieder’, Mahler’s ‘Symphony no. 4′ performed with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Philipp von Steinaecker, and a selection of H. Wolf songs and Mahler ‘Symphony no. 4’ arranged for the Ensemble Dissonance conducted by Marko Letonja. 

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 and they were subsequently invited to perform at the Festival Maribor and Glasbena matica Ljubljana. 

In season 2022/2023 Nika appears in the roles such as Gilda (Rigoletto), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Eurydice (Orphée aux Enfers), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), in a world premiere of an opera Blühen at the Oper Frankfurt in the role of Anna and in a concert version of Handel’s Ariodante as Ginevra. She will also give a recital at the Festival Maribor with Simon Trpčeski and perform at the gala concert at the Lednice-Valtice Music Festival.

Nika was a young artist at the Salzburg Festival, Verbier Festival, Solti Accademia and an Independent Opera scholar.

 

*****

…Als Gegenwartsmusik werden „Puzzles and Games“ von Unsuk Chin mit viel Applaus bedacht, da sich in Nika Goric eine Meisterin aller Stile mit hellem Sopran für Glissando, Katzen-Miau und Rap einsetzt. Das sind Songs aus Chins Münchner Opernerfolg „Alice in Wonderland“.
Tagesspiegel, Sybill Mahlke / Berliner Philharmonie – Die Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker unter Pablo Heras-Casado – Unsuk Chin ‘Puzzles and Games’ / June 2019

…Solistin dieser Urauführung der Ensemblefassung im Auftrag des
Mozartfests war Nika Goric. Mit phänomenaler Wandlungsfähigkeit und schauspielerischer Gestik durchstreifte die Sopranistin lautmalerisch die musikalische Palette vom Katzengejaule über stotternde Wortfetzen, witzige Schnellsprecheinlagen bis zum „lautesten Wiegenlied aller Zeiten”, bei dem ein Müll-Schlagzeug lärmende Beigabe ist.
Main Post, Armin Rausche / Mozartfest Würzburg – Die Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker unter Pablo Heras-Casado – Unsuk Chin ‘Puzzles and Games’ / June 2019

…and the Italian Soprano, soaringly sung by promising newcomer Nika Gorič, caps the lines beautifully with her drunken observations.
The Arts Desk, David Nice / Garsington Opera – Capriccio / June 2018

“Nika Goric and Caspar Singh are the delightful Italian singers”
The Epoch Times, Robert Hughill / Garsington Opera – Capriccio / June 2018

Izstopala je gotovo tudi sopranistka Nika Gorič, ki ima tehnično izpopolnjen glas (slabše so zvenele nižine, kar je morda posledica akustike), s katerim lahko dosega nebeške višine in eterično pobarvane tone. V izvedbi Boccherinija in drugi večer tudi Johanna Christiana Bacha se je dokazala z vokalno čistostjo in tudi izrazitimi poizkusi vživljanja v ekspresivne momente glasbe,…”
Dnevnik Gregor Pompe / Belcanto, Lamento – Festival Ljubljana / August 2018

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…
Classical Source / Ubuquity, Philharmonia, Royal Festival Hall / April 2018

Nika Gorič delivered Polly’s defiant ‘Barbara Song’ with bright-toned vigour.
Opera Magazine / The Threepenny Opera RAO / July 2017

Nika Gorič made a fresh-voiced, very pretty Polly and she achieved a better mix of sweetness and sardonic edge, especially in the ‘Barbara-Song’.
Bachtrack / The Threepenny Opera RAO / June 2017

Stimmkraft plus Eleganz
…. setzte die Slowenin Nika Goric fort, die ihren so klug den Text ausdeutenden wie betörend geführten Sopran der Ilia aus Mozarts Idomeneo lieh. Auch Mimik und Gestik sind so wohl dosiert wie passgenau eingesetzt, und es fallen einem gleich ein paar Rollen ein, in der man diese Sängerin gerne hören würde (Pamina!). Aufs schönste mischte sich ihre Stimme auch mit dem später hinzutretenden angenehmen Mezzo…
Die Presse / YSP Abschlusskonzert / August 2016
Und zwischendurch wurde die Arienfolge mit Duetten aufgelockert, etwa dem aus „Idomeneo“ mit der stimmlich und als Erscheinung bezaubernden slowenischen Sopranistin Nika Gorič.
GOTTFRIED FRANZ KASPAREK / YSP Abschlusskonzert / August 2016

Aus dem Lamento »When I am laid in arth« wird die Liebesarie der Titania. Nika Goric singt sie hochexpressiv, reichert sie mit dunklen Farben an: Die slowenische Sopranistin sticht aus dem Ensemble heraus.”

OPERNWELT Georg Rudiger / YSP Abschlusskonzert / September 2016

…Easily the strongest and most finished showing came from Slovenian Nika Gorič, deliciously crisp, pert and on the note as Suzman’s spunky Susanna.
The Times / The Marriage of Figaro RAO / November 2015

Nika Gorič was a sassy Fortuna, her agile sound creating tons of meaning in each word she sang.
www.schmopera.com / L’Incoronazione di Poppea RAO / May 2016

 

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