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Georgia Burashko

Last updated: October 27, 2023

Canadian mezzo-soprano Georgia Burashko has been hailed as “a model of expressiveness” and “emotionally evocative” (Opera Going Toronto). Based in Den Haag, Netherlands, Georgia is a winner of The Dutch Classical Talent, which earned her a solo recital tour of her own curation through The Netherlands in 2023– 2024. This season, Georgia sings Messiah under the baton of Nicholas McGeegan with both the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and makes her debut at The Bach Festival in Leipzig with the Netherlands Bach Society. She also joins the cast of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with William Christie’s Les Arts Florissants, kicking off a global tour of the production, including stops at New York’s Lincoln Centre and Versailles’s Opéra Royal. This past season, she premiered J.S. Bach – The Apocalypse, a joint opera production with De Nederlandse Bachvereniging and Opera2Day which toured the Netherlands. Georgia also recently released her debut album with Italian harpist Michela Amici entitled Dal suono dolcissimo, featuring both 17th-century Italian music and new works for voice and Baroque harp. 

Operatic credits include Nerone (Agrippina), Juno (Orphée aux Enfers), Tirinto (Imeneo), Zosha (Farewell Auschwitz), Cari Bayar (Lizée and Ivany’s No One's Safe), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) in which she was praised for her “heartfelt delivery, her luminous voice matching her radiant beauty” (Opera Canada). 

Georgia was a 2019 Rebanks Family Fellow at the Glenn Gould School, and received a master’s degree in Early Music with Distinction from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, where she attended as a Holland Fellow with full scholarship. Her work at the Koninklijk Conservatorium was celebrated for “possessing a marvelous instrument, placed at the service of musical artistry with the deepest engagement.” 

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