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Photo: Lena Kern

Ricarda Gross-Khachaturian

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

German, Italian

Country:

Germany

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German, French, Greek

Opera

Adalgisa
Norma (Bellini)
Independent
2020
2. Norne
Götterdämmerung (Wagner)
Musikfest Berlin
2020
Siegrune
Die Walküre (Wagner)
Musikfest Berlin
2019
Wellgunde
Rheingold (Wagner)
Musikfest Berlin
2019
Die Unbekannte
Triple-Sec (Blitzstein)
Konzerthaus Berlin/ Komische Oper Berlin
2015
Deuxieme Monsieur, Jeune matelot
Juliette (Martinu)
Theater Bremen
2014
Flora/Annina
La Traviata (Verdi)
Theater Bremen
2014
Baba the Turk
The Rakes Progress (Stravinsky)
Theater Bibrastraße, Würzburg
2010
Charlotte
Werther (Massenet)
Theater Bibrastraße, Würzburg
2010
Madame Flora
The Medium (Menotti)
Theater Bibrastraße, Würzburg
2009
Zeitungsverkäuferin
Les mamelles de Tiresias (Poulenc)
Theater Bibrastraße, Würzburg
2008
Juno
The Fairy Queen (Purcell)
Theater Bibrastraße, Würzburg
2008
Hänsel
Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck)
Sommerakademie Schloss Henfenfeld
2008
La Maestra delle Novizie/La Suora Infermiera
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Theater Bibrastraße, Würzburg
2007
Dritter Knabe/ Zweite Dame
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Mozartfest Würzburg
2005
Carmen
Carmen (Bizet)
Theater Bibrastraße, Würzburg
2005

Operetta/G&S

Orlovsky
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Theater Bibrastraße, Würzburg
2009

Contemporary Opera

Zippy
Where the wild things are (Knussen)
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
2014
Zippy
Where the wild things are (Knussen)
Theater Bremen
2013
Zippy
Where the wild things are (Knussen)
Theater Bremen
2012
Zusatzchor
Le Gran Macabre (Ligeti)
Theater Freiburg
2009
Favoritchor
Die Teufel von Loudon (Penderecki)
Theater Freiburg
2008
Coro Piccolo
Al gran sole carico d'amore (Nono)
Staatsoper Hannover
2006

Art Song

Mezzosopran
Recital (Rachmaninow, Sibelius, Stenhammar, Tchaikovsky)
Curt-Sachs-Saal/ MIM Berlin
2020
Mezzosopran
Recital (Bellini, Strauss, Mahler)
Megaron Athens
2018
Mezzosopran
eingebrannt für Mezzosopran und Ensemble (Bladt)
Holzfoyer Oper Frankfurt
2014
Sopran
vorLetzte Lieder für Sopran und Orchester (Matscheizik)
Musikfest Bremen
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Alto
Das Lied von der Glocke (Romberg)
Independent
2008
Alto
Messias (Händel)
Nürnberg / Stadtkirche Schwabach
2008

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

Fricka • Die Walküre • "So ist es denn aus mit den ewigen Göttern"

© De Selliers

© Lena Kern

© Lena Kern

© Lena Kern

© Lena Kern

Baba the Turk • The Rakes Progress • Theater Bibrastraße, HfM Würzburg

Cenerentola • Theater Bibrastraße, HfM Würzburg

Deuxième Monsieur • Juliette (Martinu) • Theater Bremen

Die Unbekannte

Jeune matelot • Juliette (Martinu) • Theater Bremen © Jörg Landsberg

Komponist

Konzert

Zippy • Wilde Kerle • Theater Bremen © Jörg Landsberg

Zippy • Wildekerle • Theater Bremen © Jörg Landsberg

Fellow Leni-Geissler-Stiftung (2010)

Competitions

Participant • Wilhelm Stenhammar Competition, Norrköping, Sweden (2012)

Semifinalist Anneliese Rothenberger Competition (2009)

Finalist • Armin-Knab-Wettbewerb • Musikalische Akademie Würzburg (2007)

Gesang Diplommusiker Konzert- und Musiktheater
University of Music Wuerzbzurg
2004–2010

Italian-German mezzo Ricarda Gross Khachaturian praised as „beautiful voice“ and „exceptional dramatic presence“ established herself from the beginning of her career as a freelance singer.

She is in demand as an opera and concert artist, working with conductors including Markus Poschner, Christoph Gedschold, Clemens Heil, Justus Thorau, Johannes Harneit, Daniel Montané and Evan Christ.

Her most recent performances include Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Zweite Norne in Die Götterdämmerung and Cover for Adalgisa in Norma.

Other notable stage credits encompass Hansel (Hansel und Gretel), Carmen (Carmen), Charlotte (Werther), Madame Flora (The Medium), Baba The Turk (The Rake's Progress), Annina/Flora (La Traviata), Orlovsky (Die Fledermaus), Siegrune (Die Walküre), Wellgunde (Das Rheingold), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito).

Ricarda's operatic engagements have included appearances with Theater Bremen, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Oper Frankfurt, Konzerthaus Berlin, Komische Oper, Theater Freiburg and Staatsoper Hannover.

She was also chosen to step-in as Zippy in Where the Wild Things are at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe replacing Christina Bock, scoring a great success as she gave a confident, assured performance.

She has worked with stage directors such as John Fulljames, Vera Nemirova, Tobias Kratzer, Sebastian Baumgarten, Tobias Ribitzki and Tobias Heyder.

In contemporary opera, Ricarda has excelled in creating the first performance of Roger Matscheizik's vorLetzte Lieder for Musikfest Bremen under the baton of the composer himself and Saskia Bladt's eingebrannt performing with the Zafraan Ensemble Berlin at Oper Frankfurt. She was featured as Die Unbekannte for the first european performance of Blitzstein's Triple-Sec at Konzerthaus Berlin under the baton of Evan Christ.

Even while her studies, she appeared in Nono's Al gran sole in the famous Peter Konwitschny production at Staatsoper Hannover and at Theater Freiburg in Penderecki’s Die Teufel von Loudon and in Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre in the Calixto Bieito production.

Ricarda is a graduate of the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini Trieste and she holds an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies from the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg.

She has studied and worked with Grace Bumbry, Dunja Vezjovic and Cheryl Studer and performed in masterclasses with Airi Tokola, Krisztina Laki, Henriette Meyer-Ravenstein, John Modenos and Yaron Windmüller.

Ricarda is a recipient of several prestigious awards and prizes: Leni-Geissler Foundation; Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition; semi-finalist in the Anneliese Rothenberger Competition;

She is fluent in German, Italian, English, French and Greek and resides currently in Berlin, Germany.

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