Ricarda Gross-Khachaturian

Ricarda Gross-Khachaturian


a full lyric voice with a promising dramatic strength
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«" She is special"»
Grace Bumbry (2018)
«long time i haven't heard by a young singer such an impressing interpretation of a Lied of Brahms»
Kerstin Meyer (2018)
«KAUM ZU GLAUBEN DASS DIE SOLOSÄNGER (...) NOCH STUDENTEN SIND. Auffallend reif schon die Stimme(N) von Ricarda Groß»
Mainpost (2019)
2019Wagner: Die WalküreSiegrune
2017Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierOctavian
2017Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosDer Komponist
2017Strauss: ElektraDritte Magd
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2016Mozart: Die Zauberflöte2. Dame
2015Triple-SecDie Unbekannte 1
2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2014Martinů: Julietta2.Monsieur/ Le jeune matelôt
2014Knussen: Where The Wild Things AreZippy
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2013Verdi: La TraviataFlora Bervoix
2013Verdi: La TraviataAnnina
2012Knussen: Where The Wild Things AreZippy
2012Fixed positions etc.Mezzo-Soprano
2010Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressBaba the Turk
2010Massenet: WertherCharlotte
2009Puccini: Madama ButterflySuzuki
2008Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelHänsel
2008Poulenc: Les mamelles de TirésiasZeitungsverkäuferin
2008Purcell: The Fairy QueenJuno
2008Menotti: The MediumBaba (Madame Flora)
2008Humperdinck: Hänsel und GretelHänsel
2005Mozart: Die Zauberflöte3. Knabe
2005Mozart: Die Zauberflöte2. Dame
2005Bizet: CarmenCarmen


Ricarda Gross-Khachaturian, German born Italian mezzo-soprano and
Zwischenfach-Singer made further steps in the 2019/20 season
regarding the Belcanto and Wagner Fach. While preparing her Debut as
Bellinis Adalgisa, she was reprising the role of Siegrune in Wagners
Walküre and gave her debut as Second Norne in Götterdämmerung and
Wellgunde in Rheingold with Berlin Wagner Gruppe. Regarding her
passion for Lied she will give her Debut at MIM Berlin with songs of
Rachmaninow, Sibelius, Stenhammar and Tchaikovsky.

Ricarda was expanding her repertoire with the legendary opera singer Grace
Bumbry. As Ricarda has a lyric voice with a promising dramatic
strength, she was thrilled by this extraordinary opportunity to
collaborate with such an noble and inspiring personality.
In 2015 Ricarda gave her successful Debut at Konzerthaus Berlin in
cooperation with Komische Oper Berlin and created Die Unbekannte in
Marc Blitzsteins first european performance of "Triple-Sec"
(Direction: Tobias Ribitzki) as part of the Festival Mythos Berlin.

At Bremen State Opera she was engaged from 2011-2014 and performed roles
like Annina/Flora in "La Traviata" (Direction: Benedikt von
Peter), 2.Monsieur/ Young sailor in Martinu’s "Juliette"
(Direction: John Fulljames) and Zippy in Oliver Knussen’s "Where
the Wild Things Are" (Direction: John Fulljames) with which she
jumped in successfully also at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In
2014 Ricarda created the first performance of Roger Matscheiziks
lieder cycle for soprano and orchestra "vorLetzte Lieder"
and gave her Debut at Oper Frankfurt creating Saskia Bladts Lied
"eingebrannt" (Direction: Tobias Heyder) for the "Akademie
Musiktheater heute" / Deutsche Bank Foundation with Zafraan
Ensemble Berlin.

Born in Stuttgart, Ricarda got her first singing lessons by Dunja Vezjovic
at the University of Music Stuttgart. She studied violin and singing
at the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatorium in Trieste, Italy and at the
University of Music Wuerzburg, where she completed in 2010 with a
master degree in opera and concert-singing. 

Ricarda gathered first stage experience at the University Opera Studio in
Wuerzburg performing roles like Bizet’s Carmen, Suora infermiera in
Puccini’s "Suor Angelica", Newspaper Seller in Poulenc’s
"Les mamelles de Tirésias" and Juno in Purcell’s "The
Fairy Queen". In Menotti’s "The Medium" she appeared
in the main role as Baba/Madame Flora and she sang Baba The Turk in
Stravinsky’s "The Rakes Progress". Even while her studies
she was invited to sing at Hannover State Opera in Nono’s "Al
gran sole" (Direction: Peter Konwitschny), at Freiburg Opera in
Penderecki’s "The Devils of Loudun" (Direction: Marcus
Lobbes) and in Ligetis "Le Grand Macabre" (Direction:
Calixto Bieito).

Ricarda attended master classes with Rainer Altdorfer, Airi Tokola, Krisztina
Laki, Brigitte Eisenfeld, Henriette Meyer-Ravenstein, Grace Bumbry,
KS Els Bolkestein and continues to receive important impulses from
her husband and singer coach Ara Khachaturian.

She was semi-finalist in the Anneliese Rothenberger Competition 2009,
fellow of the Leni-Geissler Foundation and invited to the Wilhelm
Stenhammar Competition in Norrkoping, Sweden. Cora Canne Meijer named
her interpretation of the Brahms song "Immer leiser wird mein
Schlummer" as one of the best she had heard since years of a
young singer.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner R.: Das Rheingold Wellgunde Immediately 2020
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Zweite Norn Immediately 2020
Wagner: Die Walküre Siegrune Immediately Musikfest Berlin 2019
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier Octavian No 2017
Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos Der Komponist No 2017


Semifinalist Anneliese Rothenberger Wettbewerb Insel Mainau
Fellow of Leni Geissler Stiftung
Finalist Armin Knab Competition
Wilhelm Stenhammar Competition, Norrköping, Sweden