ENO1920 Madam Butterfly: Natalya Romaniw

Natalya Romaniw


Natalya Romaniw is an Award-winning Welsh soprano. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal in her final year, and was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, graduating in 2014. In 2012 she was the first-ever recipient of both the Loveday Song Prize and first prize at the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards.

Currently for ENO: Cio-Cio San Madam Butterfly 

Previously for ENO: Mary Kelly Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel, Mimì La bohème

Career Highlights

Natalya received unanimous critical acclaim in 2016 for her portrayal of Tatyana Eugene Onegin (Garsington Opera), and has since performed the role at WNO, and in Oliver Mears’s new production for Scottish Opera.

Notable engagement elsewhere: Lisa Pique Dame (Opera Holland Park, National Theatre Brno); Jenůfa (Grange Park Opera). On the concert platform, engagements include Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Mahler Symphony No. 2 and Elgar’s The Kingdom (Hallé) for the Edinburgh International Festival. She also made her BBC Proms debut this year singing Rachmaninov’s The Bells with BBCNOW. Most recently she sang the title role of Iolanta (Opera Holland Park), Marenka The Bartered Bride (Garsington) and Tosca (Scottish Opera, Festival Lyrique International de Belle-Ile en Mer).


Last updated: 29th January 2020

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