Diana Gouglina soprano

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       Born in Bulgaria, the soprano Diana Gouglina studied vocal performance and pedagogy at the Haute École de Musique de Génève. Later, she integrated the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, in Brussels, perfecting her technique with José van Dam. Then, she followed her development, working with June Anderson, Tom Krause, Christophe Rousset, Helmut Deutsch, Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake. Gouglina received important prizes and scholarships: Maria Callas Tribute Prize, in New York, in 2019; first prize at the Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti Lirici Città di Alcamo, in 2018; Fritz-Gerber Stiftung and Lyra Stiftung, in 2010.

       Diana Gouglina has already interpreted roles such as Der Trommler in Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Gabriel in Der Klarinettenmacher and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel (Switzerland); la Jeune Bergère in Nais (United Kingdom); and Micaëla in Carmen (France). She also sung soprano solos in oratorios and masses with the Belgian National Orchestra, Sinfonietta de Lausanne and Orchestre Symphonique Ose!. By the Chappelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Diana Gouglina performed in recitals at the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie.

       In 2020, she made her debut at the Sofia Opera & Ballet, singing the title role in R. Strauss' Elektra. In 2021, Gouglina sang again Elektra and debuted as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, at the Sofia Opera. In this same year, Gouglina made another important debut, singing Elsa von Brabant in Wagner's Lohengrin, at the Bucharest National Opera.

       Among her next engagements, she will come back to Sofia as Elektra and Tatyana and will sing Elektra also with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana. Then, she will sing the soprano solo in the Verdi's Messa da Requiem, alongside Ramon Vargas. Diana Gouglina is debuting at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, singing in Marina Abramovic's The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas.