Biography

Siberian born soprano Anna Gorbachyova graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy Opera in London in 2012. From 2002 until 2006 she was studying at the Ural State University in the Faculty of International Relations and the Music College named after P.I. Tchaikovsky in Ekaterinburg. 

Future engagements include participation in the Festival der jungen Stimmen in Switzerland, debut at the State Philharmonics in Ekaterinburg, participation in Geneva International Music Competition and Konstanze in Mozart’s “Die Entführung aus dem Serial” in Kuwait.

Anna’s most recent engagements include Katya in “The Passenger” by Weinberg at the Michigan Opera Theatre (USA debut) and the Florida Grand Opera (“her Russian song a cappella in the second act is worth the price of the admission.,”- elnuevoherald.com; “...given luminous voice in an astonishing performance by Anna Gorbachyova.”- operanews.com; “Gorbachyova was splendid, showing off a voice of exceptional evenness and presence that won her well-deserved acclaim at the curtain call.” - palmbeachchartspaper.com), Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” with the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco ( “Ms. Gorbachyova’s voice was splendidly rich and powerful...”-classicalsonoma.com) as well as a debut concert at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall with the orchestra Musica Viva.

In December 2010 Anna debuted on the stage of the Hungarian State Opera as Musetta in Puccini’s “La Bohème”. In 2011 she sang the role of Zhou in the world premiere of “Kommilitonen! (Young Blood!)” by Sir Peter Maxwell P.M. Davies at the Royal Academy Opera; she had the title role in “La Calisto” by Cavalli at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music and was the Nymphe in the world premiere of the opera Gogol by L. Auerbach in Theatre an der Wien. Also Ms. Gorbachyova sang The Queen of the Night in “Die Zauberflöte” at the Royal Academy Opera, the title role in Le Rossignol by Stravinsky in Lyon National Opera in 2012, and Musetta in “La Bohème” at Theater an der Wien in 2013.

Besides being on the opera stage Anna has performed at the 9th International Chamber Music Festival in Nuremberg, arias by Rameau under Christophe Rousset's baton at the Russian - French Festival “Four Centuries of French Music” in the Kremlin in 2010, “Stabat Mater” by Boccherini for soprano solo in Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona with The Kammerorchester Berlin, “Les Noces” at the Bath International Music Festival and “Ein Deutsches Requiem” at the Ulverston International Music Festival in 2012, at the Varaždin International Baroque Evenings Festival and at Herne International Festival of Early Music with the orchestra Pratum Integrum in 2013, and “Nelson Mass” with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013.

Anna has performed soprano-solo in numerous oratorios by Handel, Brahms, Haydn (“Maria Theresa Mass” etc), Rossini (“Petite Messe Solennelle”), Vaughan Williams (“A Sea Symphony”), cantatas by Bach, and concert arias by Mozart.

Ms. Gorbachyova has won numerous awards including the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the First International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck, Austria (2010) and the First Prize at the 42nd International Antonín Dvořák Vocal Competition in Czech Republic (2007). In April 2009 she became the third prize winner of the 15th Ferruccio Tagliavini International Singing Competition in Deutschlandsberg in Austria, and in January 2010 she was granted the Honorable – Mention Award at the 61st Competition for Young Opera Singers of Europe in Como in Italy. She was also a finalist of the Handel Singing Competition in London in 2012 and Renata Tebaldi International Voice Competition in San Marino in 2013. 

During Anna’s studies in London, her teachers were Rosa Mannion, Lillian Watson, Amanda Roocroft and Audrey Hyland. Anna has been receiving training in ballroom dancing and classical choreography since 9 years old.

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The Passenger, M. Weinberg, Florida Grand Opera
“...the splendid Russian soprano Anna Gorbachyova as Katja, who with her even and well projected voice sang a Russian song that made our hair stand on end...”"

The Passenger, M. Weinberg, Florida Grand Opera
“A standout was soprano Anna Gorbachyova, playing the tall, frail Katja. ...breaking the tension with a wonderful Russian folk song, Gorbachyova’s voice was as light and soft as it was expressive with the pretty a cappella aria”.

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