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"Anush offers most nuanced vocalism. Her cream-caramel voice is one size bigger than the theatre..."
"...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's debut singing Adina in L'Elisir D'Amore in the first season of the NEW GENERATION FESTIVAL in Florence
Anush represented her native Armenia in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017
Anush wins the First and the Public prizes at the STELLA MARIS competition, as well as a possibility of recording with Deutsche Grammophon and a performance commitment at Royal Danish Opera
Anush received a special prize from the NY MUSIC FESTIVAL in GSTAAD at the Vincenzo Bellini International Bel Canto Competition, which will take her to Gstaad, Switzerland for a recital in 2018
Full documentary is out!
How Liszt's Lost Opera was Rescued
Trailer: Anush sings the world premiere of unheard opera SARDANAPALO by Franz Liszt.
Anush recorded rare songs by Scriabin with superstar pianist Valentina Lisitsa for Decca Classic's SCRIABIN Complete Piano Works Box. See CD9
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
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).
Anush is the winner of First and Public Prizes, Deutsche Grammophon and Royal Danish Opera special prizes at the 2016 Stella Maris Competition, and of the 2014 Concours Suisse Ernst Haefliger - Swiss International Competition. 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) at the Linbury Studio Studios, the soprano solos in Gloria for the Royal Ballet and Messa di Requiem by Verdi for the ROH Learning and Participation department on tour in 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 for Decca’s complete piano anthology of his music, accompanied by Valentina Lisitsa, and songs by Glinka for Vivat’s Decades Vol 2, accompanied by Malcolm Martineau.
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.
In 2016/17 season Anush performs at Opera Gala, openning of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, the title role in Maria Stuarda at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt in Austria, Messa di Requiem by Verdi at the City Halls in Glasgow, Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 with the Southbank Sinfonia and Emma (Khovanshchina) on her Proms debut in Royal Albert Hall in London, and sings Adina (L’elisir d’amore) in Florence. Anush was the representative of her native Armenia in BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 competition in Wales. Anush makes her debut as Violetta Valery in La traviata for Scottish Opera in 2017/2018 season.
Last update: August 2017
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