Diana Gouglina soprano
The soprano Diana Gouglina was born in Bulgaria and studied Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy at the Haute École de Musique de Génève. She also integrated the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, in Brussels, perfecting her technic with José van Dam. She has also collaborated with June Anderson, Tom Krause, Christophe Rousset, Helmut Deutsch, Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake. For her talent and wonderful voice, she received important prizes and scholarships: Premio Maria Callas Tribute Prize, in New York, in 2019, First Prize on the Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti Lirici Città di Alcamo, in 2018, Fritz-Gerber Stiftung and Lyra Stiftung, in 2010.
Diana Gouglina has already interpreted the roles: Der Trommler (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Gabriel (Der Klarinettenmacher) and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), in Switzerland; la Jeune Bergère (Nais), in United Kingdom; and Micaëla (Carmen), in France. She also sung soprano’s solos in oratorios and masses with the Belgian National Orchestra, Sinfonietta de Lausanne and Orchestre Symphonique Ose!. In co-production between Théàtre Royal de la Monnaie and Chappelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Diana participated in recitals in Brussels.
In 2020, she made her debut in the Sofia Opera, as Elektra, on the magistral opera from Strauss. In 2021, she sung again Elektra and Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, also at the Sofia Opera. Among her next engagements, Diana Gouglina will come back to Sofia to sing again Elektra and Tatyana. In 2022, she will sing Elektra with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and the Verdi's Requiem beside Ramon Vargas.