Born in Leicestershire, England, of Ukrainian descent, Rozanna began her vocal studies in 2008 with the operatic bass-baritone, Pavlo Hunka. After completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia in 2007, Rozanna decided to dedicate herself to classical singing, and particularly to the world of opera. She won a place to continue her vocal studies on the postgraduate course at The Royal Academy of Music with Anne Howells and Jonathan Papp in September 2011, where she was recipient of The Kohn Foundation Award. In September 2012 she became a member of Royal Academy Opera and Academy Song Circle, where she was recipient of The Karaviotis Scholarship, The Sir Charles Mackerras Award and The Carr-Gregory Trust Award and was a recent finalist in the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Patrons Award. Rozanna was also awarded The Karaviotis Prize at Les Azuriales Young Artist Competition, Nice, France, in August 2012 and in the summer of 2013 attended the Solti Accademia in Castiglione della Pescaia. Rozanna and her pianist were awarded a place on the prestigious Young Artist Platform at The Oxford Lieder Festival in May 2012. Since then, she has been invited to perform in various concert halls around the UK including the Wigmore Hall, the Holywell Music Room, the Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre and King’s Place.
Previous roles include Alma Mahler in The Art of Love / Kokoschka’s Doll (Counterpoise Ensemble), Mother Goose in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (cover for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence), Second Woman/Second Witch and the cover for Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Birmingham Opera Company), Jezebel in Goehr’s Naboth’s Vineyard (Melos Sinfonia), Beggar Woman in Britten’s Death in Venice (Garsington Opera), Smeraldina in Dove’s The Little Green Swallow (British Youth Opera), the title role in Handel’s Ariodante (Royal Academy Opera), Madame de la Haltière Cendrillon (RAO), Fidalma in Cimarosa’s The Secret Marriage (cover for BYO), the title role in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges (RAO and the BBC Symphony Orchestra), Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Sinfonia d’Amici) and Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto (Stanley Opera). Her roles in Opera Scenes at the Academy have included Anna (Les Troyens), The Grand Duchess of Monteblanco (A Dinner Engagement) and the title role in Handel’s Giulio Cesare.