“Easily the strongest and most finished showing came from Slovenian Nika Goric, deliciously crisp, pert and on the note as Suzman’s spunky Susanna.”

The Times on The Marriage of Figaro RAO




Born in Slovenia in 1990, Nika studied at the Ballet and Music School in Maribor, the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, and the Royal Academy of Music, where she completed her studies with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp on the Opera Course in 2017, receiving The Queen’s Commendation for Excellence.

In 2016 Nika joined Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project, singing the lead role of Titania in a new production of The Fairy Queen and taking part in masterclasses with Thomas Hampson, Malcolm Martineau and Dame Ann Murray. Nominated by Salzburg Festival to take part in the Stella Maris International Vocal Competition, Nika went on to win a special Jury Prize of a recital in Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein.   

Over the last year Nika has taken the roles of Norina (Don Pasquale) with Slovene National Theatre, Eurydice (Orpheé aux enfers), Polly Peachum (The Threepenny Opera) and Sophie (scenes from Rosenkavalier) with RAO. She gave recitals at Wigmore Hall, Midsummer Music and Oxford Lieder Festivals, and took part in a production of Handel’s Messiah with Opéra National de Bordeaux.  Previous operatic roles include Susanna (Marriage of Figaro) and Fortuna and Pallade (L’incoronazione di Poppea) with Royal Academy Opera conducted by Jane Glover.

Engagements during 2017/18  include a return visit to Wigmore Hall, and appearances as soloist with the Philharmonia, Australian Chamber and Slovene Philharmonic Orchestras. She performs Brahms’ Requiem at St. John’s Smith Square with the London Chorus, and appears as soloist at Philharmonic Hall Liverpool, Symphony Hall Birmingham and Usher Hall Edinburgh.

During her studies Nika performed the roles of Dolcina & 1st Arms Sister (Suor Angelica), and appeared in scenes as Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes), Nina (Chérubin), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Despina (Così fan Tutte) and Adina (L’elisir d’amore). Her roles in Graz included Barbarina (Marriage of Figaro), Sandman (Hansel and Gretel) and Elisetta (Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio segreto).

On the concert platform highlights have included the Klavier Festival Ruhr with Graham Johnson, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, the Festival Maribor with Richard Tognetti, Gala Slovenica in Marburg, performances of Berg’s 7 Frühe Lieder at Kings Place and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She was a member of the Academy Song Circle and a soloist in the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata series.   

Nika has participated in masterclasses with Elly Ameling (Wigmore Hall), Thomas Quasthoff (Verbier Academy & Festival), Susan Bullock, Angelika Kirchschlager, Helena Lazarska, Matjaz Robavs and Sabina Cvilak. In 2015 she was a finalist and Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra Award winner at the International Competition Zinka Milanov in Croatia.    

She is grateful for support from a Sir Charles Mackerras Opera Scholarship, Independent Opera Voice Scholarship, the Josephine Baker Trust and the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.

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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