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Nadine Koutcher

Soprano from Belarus, 32 years old

Main Prize winner, Song Prize Finalist

I made my debut at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg in 2009 as Violetta in La traviata

I was born in Minsk and studied at the Minsk State Musical College and the St Petersburg Conservatory. Competition wins include the Grand Prix at the 2012 International Vocal Competition's - Hertogenbosch, where I was delighted to also win the Audience Award and the prize for the best performance of the obligatory piece.

I made my debut at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg in 2009 as Violetta in La traviata, and subsequent roles included Princess Eudoxie La Juive and Oscar Un ballo in maschera. In 2012, I joined the Perm State Opera, winning Moscow’s Golden Mask for my performance as Medea in Pascal Dusapin's Medea Material. In 2013 I sang Doña Isabel in The Indian Queen in a co-production by Perm Opera, Teatro Real and ENO, conducted by Teodor Currentzis and produced by Peter Sellars, singing at Teatro Real for the first time.

In 2013, I sang in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Concertgebouw and in Verdi’s Requiem in Norwich, with the London Symphony Orchestra. I recorded a CD of Rameau’s music in 2012 with the MusicAeterna Orchestra and Currentzis.

Future engagements include Countess Le nozze di Figaro and title role Lucia di Lammermoor at Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse and Amenaide Tancredi at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile.

Repertoire

Main Prize Final
Ach,ich liebte Die Entführung aus dem Serail Mozart
Marfa’s aria The Tsar's Bride Rimsky-Korsakov
The Bell Song Lakmé Delibes
Song Prize Final
Sure on this shining night Op 13 No 3 Barber
Die Nachtigall 7 Early Songs No 3 Berg
Pierrot 4 chansons de jeunesse Debussy
To Her Op 38 No 2 Rachmaninov
A Dream Op 38 No 5 Rachmaninov
How nice it is here Op 21 No 7 Rachmaninov
Vocalise Op 34 No 14 Rachmaninov
Main Prize Concert 4
Depuis le jour Louise Charpentier
Les oiseaux dans la charmille The Tales of Hoffmann Offenbach
Son vergin vezzosa I puritani Bellini
Oh, do not weep, my Paolo Francesca da Rimini Rachmaninov
Song prize Recital 1
Oiseau, si tous les ans K307 Mozart
Oh! Quand je dors S282/1 Liszt
Comment, disaient-ils? S276 Liszt
Lullaby Op 16 No 1 Tchaikovsky
Le rossignol et la rose Saint-Saëns