Diana Gouglina

Diana Gouglina

Soprano
Bio: Praised for her “beauty of tone and dynamic phrasing” (Klaus Billand, Online Merker) and “powerful and nuanced dramaticism” (Ekaterina Docheva) Bulgarian Soprano Diana Gouglina returns to the Sofia Opera and Ballet this season to reprise her performance in the title role of Strauss’s Elektra in a production by Plamen Kartalov under the baton of Maestro Evan-Alexis Christ which she debuted in last season’s national premiere to immense critical acclaim. Another highlight of Ms Gouglina’s 2020/2021 season is her highly anticipated role debut as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Onegin at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. Ms. Gouglina’s operatic repertoire includes works by Wagner, Strauss, Puccini, Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Highlights of previous seasons include Der Trommler in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Gabriel Schutz in Weigmann’s Der Klarinettenmacher, Sylva Varesco in Emmerich Kalman‘s Die Csàrdàsfürstin, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Micaëla in Carmen at the Ganizate Festival and Une bergère in Rameau's Naïs under the baton of Christophe Rousset for the Britten-Pears Centenary at the Aldeburgh Festival in Snape Maltings, England. Equally at home on the concert stage Ms. Gouglina’s recent performaces of note include Vier Letzte Lieder of Strauss under the baton of Daniel Kawka with the OSE Orchestra in the Auditorium Stranivski, Montreux, Schubert Mass D.105 at the BOZAR with the National Orchestra of Belgium under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green, Mahler Rückert Lieder and Vivaldi Nisi Dominus with the BOHO Players under the baton of David Ramael and Messa di Gloria Poulenc with the Lausanne Sinfonietta, under the baton of Yves Bugnon. Ms. Gouglina has also given numerous recitals in Switzerland, England, Germany, France, Belgium and Cyprus, with repertoire including Poèmes pour Mi by Olivier Messiaen, Shéhérazade by Ravel, The Poet’s Echo by Britten, La Dame de Monte-Carlo by Poulenc and other french, german and russian art songs. A skilled musician, Ms. Gouglina is passionate about contemporary music and has performed in numerous ENOA projects including the Three Voices by Morton Feldman, under the baton of Bassem Akiki and stage director Sjaron Minailo in a co-production with Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie. She also sang regularly with the Ensemble Intercomunicazione for Baroque and contemporary music projects: several world premieres of Johan Treichel, works by Daniel Zea like Lagrimas de Crocodilo , as well as works by Eric Gaudibert. Ms. Gouglina has been awarded numerous scholarships and grants, including the MARIA CALLAS Tribute Prize, 1st prize at the Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti Lirici “Città di Alcamo” 2018, the 2010 & 2011 Fritz-Gerber Stiftung Grant, the 2009 Pour-cent Culturel Migros Grant, the 2010 Lyra Stiftung Grant, and the 2007 Grand Concours de la “Pierre d’Or” in Switzerland. From 2011 until 2015, Ms. Gouglina was a soloist in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth under the direction of José Van Dam in Belgium. During her residency, she participated in concerts and masterclasses with renowned artists like Helmut Deutsch, Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Helen Donath, Inga Kalna, Tom Krause, June Anderson, Luca Scarlini, Anita Garanca and Olga Pasychnik and Luca Scarlini. Ms. Gouglina holds dual Masters degrees in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève, Switzerland. In addition to her extensive training, Ms Gouglina speaks French, German, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian and Arabic. She currently resides in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Bio: Praised for her “beauty of tone and dynamic phrasing” (Klaus Billand, Online Merker) and “powerful and nuanced dramaticism” (Ekaterina Docheva) Bulgarian Soprano Diana Gouglina returns to the Sofia Opera and Ballet this season to reprise her performance in the title role of Strauss’s Elektra in a production by Plamen Kartalov under the baton of Maestro Evan-Alexis Christ which she debuted in last season’s national premiere to immense critical acclaim. Another highlight of Ms Gouglina’s 2020/2021 season is her highly anticipated role debut as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Onegin at the Sofia Opera and Ballet. Ms. Gouglina’s operatic repertoire includes works by Wagner, Strauss, Puccini, Verdi and Tchaikovsky. Highlights of previous seasons include Der Trommler in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Gabriel Schutz in Weigmann’s Der Klarinettenmacher, Sylva Varesco in Emmerich Kalman‘s Die Csàrdàsfürstin, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Micaëla in Carmen at the Ganizate Festival and Une bergère in Rameau's Naïs under the baton of Christophe Rousset for the Britten-Pears Centenary at the Aldeburgh Festival in Snape Maltings, England. Equally at home on the concert stage Ms. Gouglina’s recent performaces of note include Vier Letzte Lieder of Strauss under the baton of Daniel Kawka with the OSE Orchestra in the Auditorium Stranivski, Montreux, Schubert Mass D.105 at the BOZAR with the National Orchestra of Belgium under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green, Mahler Rückert Lieder and Vivaldi Nisi Dominus with the BOHO Players under the baton of David Ramael and Messa di Gloria Poulenc with the Lausanne Sinfonietta, under the baton of Yves Bugnon. Ms. Gouglina has also given numerous recitals in Switzerland, England, Germany, France, Belgium and Cyprus, with repertoire including Poèmes pour Mi by Olivier Messiaen, Shéhérazade by Ravel, The Poet’s Echo by Britten, La Dame de Monte-Carlo by Poulenc and other french, german and russian art songs. A skilled musician, Ms. Gouglina is passionate about contemporary music and has performed in numerous ENOA projects including the Three Voices by Morton Feldman, under the baton of Bassem Akiki and stage director Sjaron Minailo in a co-production with Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie. She also sang regularly with the Ensemble Intercomunicazione for Baroque and contemporary music projects: several world premieres of Johan Treichel, works by Daniel Zea like Lagrimas de Crocodilo , as well as works by Eric Gaudibert. Ms. Gouglina has been awarded numerous scholarships and grants, including the MARIA CALLAS Tribute Prize, 1st prize at the Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti Lirici “Città di Alcamo” 2018, the 2010 & 2011 Fritz-Gerber Stiftung Grant, the 2009 Pour-cent Culturel Migros Grant, the 2010 Lyra Stiftung Grant, and the 2007 Grand Concours de la “Pierre d’Or” in Switzerland. From 2011 until 2015, Ms. Gouglina was a soloist in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth under the direction of José Van Dam in Belgium. During her residency, she participated in concerts and masterclasses with renowned artists like Helmut Deutsch, Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Helen Donath, Inga Kalna, Tom Krause, June Anderson, Luca Scarlini, Anita Garanca and Olga Pasychnik and Luca Scarlini. Ms. Gouglina holds dual Masters degrees in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève, Switzerland. In addition to her extensive training, Ms Gouglina speaks French, German, Italian, English, Russian, Bulgarian and Arabic. She currently resides in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Composer & WorkRoleProductions
Bizet
CarmenMicaëla1
Dvořák,A
Te DeumSopran1
Poulenc
GloriaSoprano1
Strauss,R
ElektraElektra1

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Diana Gouglina
Diana Gouglina
Soprano
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