Described as having “an engaging stage presence” (The Daily Telegraph) and giving “compelling performances, offering fluid line and gripping conviction” (Opera Magazine), Rozanna is a graduate of The Royal Academy Opera School, where she was recipient of The Karaviotis Scholarship, The Sir Charles Mackerras Award and The Carr-Gregory Trust Award.
She was born in Leicestershire, England, of Ukrainian descent. After completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, Rozanna decided to dedicate herself to classical singing. During her time at the Academy, she was a member of Academy Song Circle and a finalist in the Patrons Award. Rozanna was also awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, in August 2012 and, in the summer of 2013, attended the Solti Accademia in Castiglione della Pescaia. Rozanna was on the Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival and, since then, she has been invited to perform in various concert halls around the UK and abroad, including the Holywell Music Room, Kings Place, The Mendelssohn-Remise Berlin, the Prokofiev Hall at the Mariinsky Theatre and the St Petersburg Philharmonic.
I am extremely grateful and excited to have the guidance and expertise of CMF to help me navigate a fulfilling career in the arts, particularly in our brave new world of unknowns and uncertainties. It was clear from the very first meeting that CMF is fully invested in the unique career development and management of each of its artists, working tirelessly to tailor to our specific, individual needs.
Previous roles include Cordelia/Fool The Shackled King (Counterpoise), Forester’s Wife The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough Festival Opera), Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Barefoot Opera), Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Waterperry Opera Festival), Prinz Orlofsky in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (Berlin Opera Academy), Alma Mahler in The Art of Love / Kokoschka’s Doll (Counterpoise), Mother Goose in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (cover for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence), Second Woman/Second Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Birmingham Opera Company), Jezebel in Goehr’s Naboth’s Vineyard (Melos Sinfonia), Beggar Woman in Britten’s Death in Venice (Garsington Opera), Smeraldina in Dove’s The Little Green Swallow (British Youth Opera), the title role in Handel’s Ariodante (Royal Academy Opera), Madame de la Haltière Cendrillon (RAO), Fidalma in Cimarosa’s The Secret Marriage (cover for BYO), the title role in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges (RAO and the BBC Symphony Orchestra), Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Sinfonia d’Amici) and Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto (Stanley Opera).
Her first CD, performing alongside Sir John Tomlinson in Kokoschka’s Doll is available on Champs Hill records. This summer, she will sing the role of Ljubica in Ana Sokolović’s Svadba ‘A Wedding’ and Žofka in Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared at Waterperry Opera Festival, Cordelia/Fool in John Casken’s The Shackled King at the Northern Aldborough Festival and will create the roles of Gabriel/Belial in the world premiere of Bertie Baigent’s Paradise Lost.