Nora Sourouzian

Mezzosoprano
Welcome!
 

The stage is where I feel at home, and I invite you to join me and travel through:

 

different characters and their psychology

experiences and personalities

time and history

gender, different cultures and many corners of this world

and different artistic universes from classic to contemporary going through minimalism and/or/to realism

 

My voice and musicality support this journey of emotions scripted and portrayed by composer, librettist, artistic team and colleagues on stage.

And full heartedly I add my life experiences and humble understanding of human beings into every note I sing.

 

Biography
 

Hailed by Opera for her “warmly-rounded sound with ease and impact at the top” and “crystalline diction,” French-Canadian mezzo soprano Nora Sourouzian opened season 2021/22 with her first Amneris in Aida with Den Jyske Opera after Waldtaube in Gurrelieder with Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester in spring 2021. Before she was Ježibaba in Rusalka with Theater St. Gallen and Opéra National du Rhin and Azucena in Il trovatore at Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken in the 2020/21 season.

She also sang her first performances of Verdi's Requiem with Aarhus Symfoniorkester in November 2019, after a series of Azucena in Il Trovatore with Seattle Opera, the Royal Danish Opera, Aaltotheater Essen, St. Galler Festspiele and Oper Graz. She also made her company debut as Marguerite in La damnation de Faust with Opera Nacional de México at the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

Nora Sourouzian appeared at Bard Summerscape as Marfa in Dvorak’s Dmitrij, and as Anita in La Navarraise, sang Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 with Orchestra Sinfónica de Chile in Santiago, and Frank Martin’s Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève.

In 2020 she was invited to sing Azucena (Il Trovatore) in South Korea and to tour though Japan with the Bonn Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s 9th symphony, Carmen in Carmen at Manitoba Opera; due to the pandemic these performances had to be cancelled.

Known for her numerous interpretations as Carmen in over 20 productions over the globe, Nora Sourouzian now appears frequently in the more dramatic repertoire of Verdi.

Next to come as Eboli in Don Carlo at Aaltotheater Essen (spring 2022) and another Amneris in Aida is lined up for 2023 – place tba.

About

What's Next  

Amneris in Aida,

Burgplatz Open Air 2022 Braunschweig

Performances between

June 25th and July 13th 2022

Amneris in Aida, at Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen

My performances: 08.03./14.03./04.04.2023

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Repertoire

Bellini

Norma

Adalgisa

Oper Leipzig 2021 (cancelled)

Berlioz

 

Damnation de Faust

Marguerite

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico 2019

Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2005

Bizet

 
 

Carmen

Carmen

Manitoba Opera 2019/2020 (cancelled)

Palm Beach Opera 2015/2016

Theater St. Gallen 2015/2016

Minnesota Opera 2014/2015

Latvian National Opera 2010/2011 & 2012/2013

Teatro Lirico di Cagliari 2011

Teatro Communale di Bologna 2009/2010

Opéra de Lausanne (plus Tourné Japan) 2008/2009/2010

Oper Köln 2009/2010

Oper Leipzig 2009/2010

Teatro Bergammo, Como, Cremona 2008/2009

Den Norske Opera 2006/2007

Opéra de Québec 2005/2006

Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen, AT 2005/2006

Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2004/2005

Welsh National Opera 2004/2005

Britten

 
 

Phaedra

Phaedra

Teatro Communale di Bologna 2006/2007

Chabrier

 
 

L'Etoile

Aloés

Opernhaus Zürich 2006/2007

Daugherty

 
 

Jackie O

Maria Callas

Teatro Communale di Bologna, 2006/2007 

Debussy

 
 

Pelléas et Mélisande

Geneviève

Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg 1999/2000

Donizetti

 
 

La Favorita

Leonore di Guzman

Theater St. Gallen 2013/2014

Dubois

 
 

Aben Hamet

Zuléma

Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing 2013/2014

Dvořák

 

Dimitrij

Marfa Ivanovna

The Richard B. Fisher Center of Performing Arts Bard, 2017

Rusalka

Ježibaba

Theater St. Gallen 2019/2020

Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg 2019/2020

Fauré

 

Pénélope

Pénélope

Wexford Festival Opera 2005

Mahler

 
 

Symphony N° 3

Mezzosoprano

Kassel 2000

Orchestra Sinfónica de Chile 2018

Massenet

 
 

Don Quichotte

Dulcinée

Teatro Massimo di Palermo 2010/2011

La Navarraise

Anita

Wexford Festival Opera 2013

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard 2016

Thérèse

Thérèse

Wexford Festival Opera 2013

Thais

Myrtale

Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, 2006/2006

Werther

Charlotte

Latvian National Opera, Riga 2010/2011

Schönberg

 
 

Gurrelieder

Waldtaube

Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester 2021

Verdi

 

Aida

Amneris

Den Jyske Opera & Tournée 2021/22

Burgplatz Openair Braunschweig 2021/22

Royal Danish Opera, 2022/23

Don Carlo

La Principessa Eboli

Oper Burg Gars 2015

Aalto-Musiktheater Essen 2020 (cancelled) & 2021/2022

Falstaff

Meg Page

Zaterdaag Matinée Amsterdam 2005

Il Trovatore

Azucena

Oper Graz 2018/2019

Aalto-Musiktheater Essen 2018/2019

Royal Danish Opera 2018/2019

Seattle Opera 2018/2019

Theater St. Gallen, Festpspiele 2019

Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken 2020/21

Daegu, South Korea 2020 (cancelled)

Messa da Requiem

Mezzosoprano

Aarhus Symfoniorkester, Leif Segerstam, 2019

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