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Rozanna Madylus - Mezzo-Soprano


Born in Leicestershire, England, of Ukrainian descent, Rozanna began her vocal studies in 2008 with the operatic bass-baritone, Pavlo Hunka. After completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia in 2007, Rozanna decided to dedicate herself to classical singing, and particularly to the world of opera. She won a place to continue her vocal studies on the postgraduate course at The Royal Academy of Music with Anne Howells and Jonathan Papp in September 2011, where she was recipient of The Kohn Foundation Award. In September 2012 she became a member of Royal Academy Opera and Academy Song Circle, where she was recipient of The Karaviotis Scholarship, The Sir Charles Mackerras Award and The Carr Gregory Trust Award and was a finalist in the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Patrons Award. Rozanna was also awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, in August 2012 and in summer 2013, Rozanna attended the Solti Accademia in Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany.

Previous roles include Beggar Woman Death in Venice (Garsington Opera), Smeraldina The Little Green Swallow (British Youth Opera), the title role in Handel’s Ariodante (Royal Academy Opera), Madame de la Haltière Cendrillon (RAO), Fidalma (cover) The Secret Marriage (BYO), Sorceress Dido and Aeneas (RAO, Kantanti Ensemble), the title role in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges (RAO and the BBC Symphony Orchestra), Hansel Hansel and Gretel (Sinfonia d’Amici), Olga and Filipyevna Eugene Onegin (RAO and Opera Mint) and Maddalena Rigoletto (Stanley Opera). Her roles in Opera Scenes at the Academy have included Anna (Les Troyens), The Grand Duchess of Monteblanco (A Dinner Engagement) and the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare.

Also a regular performer on the concert platform, Rozanna and her pianist were awarded a place on the prestigious Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival in May 2012, for which she later made her Janáček debut as the Gypsy in The Diary of One Who Disappeared in October 2012, shortly followed by her debut solo recital at the festival which featured Dvořák’s Love Songs and Berg’s Seven Early Songs. Since then, she has performed at various prestigious recital halls around the UK, including The Wigmore Hall and The Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre.

This autumn, she will be performing with The Melos Sinfonia at the Sound Ways Festival of New Music in St Petersburg, followed by the roles of second woman, second witch and Dido cover in Dido & Aeneas with the Birmingham Opera Company in the coming year.

submission October 2015