Canadian mezzo-soprano with Armenian roots, Nora Sourouzian studied at the Université de McGill in Montreal and at the International Opera Centrum Nederland in Amsterdam.
She was a finalist at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna and at the International Competition for Wagnerian Voices.
Subsequently she performed at the opera houses of Strasbourg, Kassel, Cologne, Leipzig, Zurich, Geneva, Amsterdam, Paris, Palermo, Naples, Bologna, Lisbon, Oslo and Tokyo as well as at the festivals of Göttingen (Handel Festival) and Wexford.
Among her most important parts are the title roles of Carmen, Mignon, Giulio Cesare, Fauré’s Pénélope, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Romeo in I Capuleti ed i Montecchi, Charlotte in Massenet’s Werther and Dulcinée in Don Quichotte, Britten’s Phaedra and Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, Marguerite in Berlioz’ La damnation de Faust, Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos, Idamante in Idomeneo, Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro and Dorabella in Così fan tutte.
In October/November 2013 Nora Sourouzian had a huge success in the title roles of Massenet’s Thérèse and La Navarraise at the Wexford Festival.
Other projects during the 2013–2014 season are in St. Gallen: Laura in Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, Leonora in Donizetti’s La favorita, Zulema in the European creation of von Théodore Dubois’ opera Aben Hamet at the Tourcoing festival conducted by Leitung von Jean-Claude Malgoire as well as concerts in Lausanne, Geneva and Montreal. Next season, she sings Eboli in Don Carlo for Opera Burg Gars, Meg Page in Falstaff at the Royal Danish Opera, as well as concerts of Mozart’s Requiem in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle at the Festival St. Lambert in Canada.
Nora Sourouzian has recorded several CDs.