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Natalya Romaniw


  • Welsh-Ukranian soprano Natalya Romaniw is hailed as one of the most impressive stars on stage today. Praised for her 'lyrical lines with creamy elegance' (The Times), Romaniw is continuously applauded for the richness of her astonishing Soprano voice, and the sophistication of her dramatic interpretations. 

    Highlights of Romaniw’s 2023/24 season include her role debut as Katya in Janacek Káťya Kabanová at Grange Park Opera. On the concert platform, Romaniw will feature with the CBSO and make a return to the BBC Proms.

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  • Recent operatic highlights include Romaniw’s house debut in the title role of Puccini Tosca for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and reprises of the same role for the Staatsoper Hamburg, Oper Frankfurt and Deutsche Oper Berlin, alongside roles debuts in the titular roles of Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos and Dvořák Rusalka for Garsington Opera, her house debut of the title role in Janáček Jenůfa for the Opéra de Rouen Normandie and her return Houston Grand Opera as Blanche in Poulenc Dialogues de Carmélites and Ortlinde in Wagner Die Walküre. Other roles performed include Alice Ford in Verdi Falstaff, Tatyana in Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin, Mimi in Puccini La bohéme, Cio-Cio-San in Puccini Madama Butterfly, Mařenka in Smetana The Bartered Bride, Lisa in Tchaikovsky Pique Dame and the title role in Tchaikovsky Iolanta for houses including English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera and Opera Holland Park. Romaniw was previously a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, where she debuted roles including Mimi in La Bohème, Rosalinde in Strauss Die Fledermaus, Micaela in Bizet Carmen and Krystina in Weinburg’ The Passenger.

    On the concert platform, recent performance highlights include Verdi Requiem and Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Hallé, Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and excerpts from La bohéme and Jenůfa with Ben Glassberg and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Giorgetta Il Tabarro with the Hallé at the BBC Proms, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Hallé and at the Edinburgh International Festival and the world premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage Testament with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Romaniw has performed as recitalist at the Wigmore Hall and recently released her first solo recital recording in collaboration with pianist Lada Valesova to critical acclaim.

    Romaniw is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal in her final year. Since graduating, she has gone on to win many competitions including the Loveday Song Prize and the renowned Kathleen Ferrier Awards in 2012, and also a prize winner in the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition. Romaniw was also winner of the Young Artist of the Year at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2020, Singer Award at the Royal Philharmonic Society 2020 Awards, 2017 operatic nominee in The Times breakthrough category of the Southbank Sky Arts Awards, 2016 Critic’s Choice Award for Music, and a finalist for the Song Prize in Cardiff Singer of the World 2009. 

    Season 2023/24 / 521 words. Not to be altered without permission.


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Livestreams & Broadcasts

BBC National Orchestra of Wales | July 2020
Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Click to watch on BBC iplayer 
Available until April 2021

English National Opera | September 2020
Puccini: La Bohème (Mimi)
Click to watch on Sky arts

Opera Repertoire

Ellen Orford Peter Grimes
Miss Jessel The Turn of the Screw 

Title Role Rusalka

Marguerite Faust*

Title Role Jenůfa
Title Role Katya Kabanova*
Emilia The Makropulos Case

Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites

Mimi La bohème
Cio-Cio San Madama Butterfly
Title Role Manon Lescaut
Title Role Suor Angelica*
Title Role Tosca
Giorgetta Il Tabarro
Liù Turandot*

Mařenka The Bartered Bride

R Strauss
Title Role Arabella
Title Role Ariadne auf Naxos
Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier

Tatyana Eugene Onegin
Title Role Iolanta
Liza The Queen of Spades

Title Role Aida
Amelia Un ballo in maschera
Alice Ford Falstaff
Leonora La Forza del Destino
Desdemona Othello
Amelia Simon Boccanegra
Leonora il Trovatore*

Eva Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Elsa Lohengrin
Sieglinde Der Ring des Nibelungen
Elisabetta Tannhäuser

*role in preparation


Concert Repertoire

Symphony No. 9

The Kingdom

Glagolitic Mass

Symphony No. 2
Soprano 2 Symphony No. 8

Kolokola The Bells

Vier lezte Leider


Romaniw is an outstanding Ariadne, singing with great depth of feeling and an extraordinary richness of tone over the role’s wide range, her low notes as sumptuous as her upper register is thrilling.

Guardian, June 2023

Over the last nine years, Romaniw… has been making increasing waves in the operatic world, and her Royal Opera House debut surely crowns her achievements so far. Her soprano combines a luscious quality with a gleaming surface, and she has clearly explored the titular volatile opera singer at the centre of this drama in some depth.

The Stage, December 2022

Natalya Romaniw was simply sensational as Rusalka. Her soprano is a luxury instrument, husky and rich in the lower register and with a top that soars effortlessly.

Bachtrack, June 2022


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Intermusica represents Natalya Romaniw worldwide

Julia Maynard
Deputy Chief Executive / Head of Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9902

Zara Fyfe-Williams (on maternity leave)
Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera

Nathan Morrison
Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9923

Billie Allin
Assistant Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9903

All artists


HK Gruber


Tim Mead


Richard Egarr

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles


Jess Gillam


Avery Amereau