ANNA GORBACHYOVA (soprano) was born in 1985 in the Siberian town of Shushenskoye. Her operatic experience includes the roles of Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Hungarian State Opera in December 2010. In 2011, she took the role of Zhou in the world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Kommilitonen! at the Royal Academy Opera (Royal Academy of Music), the title role La Calisto by Cavalli at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, and Nymphe in the world premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Gogol at the Theatre an der Wien. In 2012 she sang the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Academy Opera, and the title role in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol at the Operá de Lyon in 2012. She also enjoys concert and oratorio work, and has performed numerous Bach cantatas, the Brahm’s Ein Deutches Requiem, Haydn’s “Maria Theresa” Mass, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams, and Boccherini’s Stabat Mater, to list but a few. Ms Gorbachyova is active as a recitalist as well having performed Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky songs at the 9th International Chamber Music Festival in Nuremberg as well as arias by Rameau under the direction of Christophe Rousset at the Kremlin in Moscow’s 2010 French Festival – “Four Centuries of French Music.”
She has won numerous awards including the both First Prize and the Audience Prize at the First International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck, Austria (August, 2010); the First Prize at the 42nd International Antonín Dvořák Vocal Competition in the Czech Republic (November, 2007). In September of 2010 she was generously awarded a scholarship to study in the opera program at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with teachers Lillian Watson and Audrey Hyland.