“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 is currently completing her studies with Lillian Watson and Jonathan Papp on the Opera Course.

In 2016 Nika joined Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project, singing the role of Titania in a new production of The Fairy Queen and 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 at Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein.

During 2016 Nika also took part in a production of Handel’s Messiah with Opéra National de Bordeaux and sang the roles of Norina (Don Pasquale) with Slovene National Theatre, Susanna (Marriage of Figaro) and Fortuna and Pallade (L’incoronazione di Poppea) with Royal Academy Opera conducted by Jane Glover.

Engagements this season include the roles of Eurydice (Orphée aux enfers), Polly Peachum (The Threepenny Opera) and Sophie (scenes from Rosenkavalier) with RAO. She gives recitals at Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall Bristol, the Oxford Lieder and Midsummer Festivals, and is soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (arr. Erwin Stein) with the Festival Maribor Chamber Ensemble.

During her studies at the Royal Academy Nika has 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 is 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.


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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