Anush Hovhannisyan

Samling Artist Programme: 2014

Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan graduated from the Yerevan State Conservatory, in 2010, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in 2013. She has performed with Yerevan Opera Studio, Armenian National Opera Theatre, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, ‘Tagharan’ Baroque Ensemble, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Scottish Opera.  She has performed in a Voices of Montserrat Caballé Gala Concert in Zaragoza and appeared on BBC Radio 3’s ‘InTune’ singing live under Donald Runnicles.

Hovhannisyan joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the 2013/14 Season. The roles for ROH include Frasquita (Carmen), Voice of the Falcon (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Princess (El gato con botas), Lucilla (La scala di seta), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Girl (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny). She also sang the soprano solo in Gloria for The Royal Ballet, Verdi Requem in France for the ROH Education Department tour.

Hovhannisyan’s many awards and scholarships include the 1st Prize at Concours Suisse Ernst Haefliger (Switzerland 2014), the Clonter Opera Prize (UK 2012), the Margaret Dick Award (UK 2012), Ye Cronies Opera Award (UK 2012), 3rd Prize at Les Azuriales International Singing Competition (France 2012), Bayreuth Scolarship and the Ian Smith of Stornoway Award for Opera, awarded by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.