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"Anush offers most nuanced vocalism. Her cream-caramel voice is one size bigger than the theatre..."
“... Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan brings vitality and personality ..."
BBC Music Magazine
"...superbly impudent ..."
"...hypnotically striking soprano..."
The Art Desk
“...glamorous soprano, excitingly temperamental...”
The Sunday Times
"She is beautiful as befits a girl men would die for...”
“... her voice is rich and vibrant, smoky and spiritual..."
Anush recorded songs by Glinka with Malcolm Martineau on DECADES VOL 2
Anush recorded rare songs by Scriabin with Valentina Lisitsa for Decca Classic's SCRIABIN Complete Piano Works Box.
Anush to debut with the role of Violetta Valéry in La Traviata for Scottish Opera
Anush was a finalist of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 representing her native Armenia.
Anush wins the First and the Public prizes at the STELLA MARIS competition, as well as a test recording with Deutsche Grammophon and debut performance at Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen.
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY No.14
ST JON'S WATERLOO
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
AL BUSTAN FESTIVAL
MARCH 30, APRIL 03, 07, 12, 20, 25, 28, MAY 02 2017
DONIZETTI: MARIA STUARDA
MAY 07 2017
ALL SAINTS CONCERT SERIES
MAY 20 2017
MAY 24 2017
MUSIC ON MANSFIELD STREET CONCERT SERIES
22 MANSFIELD STREET
JUNE 1 2017
SOUTHBANK SINFONIA OPERA GALA
ST JON'S WATERLOO
JUNE 11-18 2017
BBC CARDIFF SINGER OF WORLD 2017
AUGUST 6 2017
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
AUGUST 31, SEPTEMBER 1 2017
DONIZETTI: L'ELISIR D'AMORE
NEW GENERATION FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 28, NOVEMBER 7, 23, 28 2017
VERDI: LA TRAVIATA
GLASGOW, INVERNESS, ABERDEEN, EDINBURGH UK
JANUARY 07 2018
NEW YEAR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Soprano Anush Hovhannisyan [pron: anoush hovanisian] is praised as "hypnotically striking" (The Arts Desk), "glamorous, excitingly temperamental" (The Sunday Times) and her voice "rich and vibrant, smoky and spiritual" (Music OMH) and "flame-toned" (Gromophone Magazine).
Anush is the winner of First and Public Prizes, Deutsche Grammophon and Royal Danish Opera special prizes at the Stella Maris competition 2016, and of the Concours Suisse Ernst Haefliger 2014 Swiss international competition and was a finalist at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017. As a Jette Parker Young Artist she performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 2013-2015, and has worked under the direction of renowned conductors such as Jonathan Santagada, Renato Balsadonna, Semyon Bychkov, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Nicola Luisotti, Daniel Oren, Mark Wigglesworth, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Sir Antonio Pappano.
Her performances, except of the variety of roles on the ROH, have also included Lucilla (La scala di seta) and Princess (El Gato con Botas) at the Linbury Studio Theatre, the soprano solos in Gloria for the Royal Ballet and Messa di Requiem for the ROH L&P tour to France, Sitâ (Le Roi de Lahore) for Chelsea Opera Group, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Anitra (Peer Gynt) with Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and Lady in Waiting (Macbeth) for the Royal Opera’s 2015 tour to Japan. Her recordings include songs by Scriabin with Valentina Lisitsa in Complete Piano Anthology of Scriabin by DECCA and songs by Glinka with Malcolm Martineau in Decades: A Century of Song Vol 2 by VIVAT.
Anush studied singing at the Yerevan State Conservatory in Armenia and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is a Samling Artist, holder of Bayreuth Scholarship, Ian Smith of Stornoway Opera Prize and Clonter Opera Prize, and a Georg Solti Foundation scholar.
Most recent and upcoming performances include the Opera Gala the Al Bustan Festival, the title role in Maria Stuarda at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Verdi Messa di Requiem at Glasgow City Halls, Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 with Southbank Sinfonia, Emma (Khovanshchina) at BBC Proms in Royal Albert Hall in London, Adina (L’elisir d’amore) at New Generation Festival in Florence and her debut as Violetta Valery (La traviata) for Scottish Opera.
Last update: August 2017
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