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Rozanna Madylus


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 recent finalist in the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Patrons Award. She is also grateful for the support she received from The Josephine Baker Trust and The Sir Thomas White Charity.

Previous roles have included Smeraldina in Dove’s The Little Green Swallow with British Youth Opera directed by Stuart Barker and conducted by Lionel Friend, the title role in Handel’s Ariodante with RAO directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Jane Glover, Madame de la Haltière Cendrillon with RAO directed by Chris Cowell and conducted by Gareth Hancock, Fidalma (cover) in Cimarosa’s The Secret Marriage with British Youth Opera, the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with RAO directed by John Ramster and conducted by Iain Ledingham, the title role in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with RAO and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stéphane Denève broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with Sinfonia d’Amici, Olga and Filipyevna in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with RAO and Opera Mint and Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto with 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.

Rozanna was awarded second place on the prestigious Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival in May 2012, for which she later made her Janáček debut with the tenor Robert Murray and pianist Andrew West 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 Op.83 and Berg’s Seven Early Songs. Since then, she has been invited to perform in various concert halls around the UK and last summer made her debut solo recital at The Buxton Festival. Rozanna was also awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, in August 2012 and last summer attended the Solti Accademia in Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany.