Accessibility links

|

Sign In
Basket
Basket

Anush Hovhannisyan

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Anush Hovhannisyan in action.
Anush Hovhannisyan in La scala di seta, Jette Parker Young Artists Meet the Young Artists Week © ROH/Mark Douet, 2014

Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan joined The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2013/14 Season and has sung Frasquita (Carmen), Voice of the Falcon (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and Inès (La Favorite Act I, JPYAP Summer Performance) on the main stage and Princess (El gato con botas) in the Linbury Studio Theatre for Meet the Young Artists Week, and the soprano solos in Gloria for The Royal Ballet and in Verdi's Requiem for the Royal Opera House's Learning and Participation department on tour in France. In the 2014/15 Season she sings Lucilla (La scala di seta, Meet the Young Artists Week), Girl (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) and Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) for The Royal Opera.

Hovhannisyan began studying violin aged six at the A. Spendiaryan Music School and went on to study singing at the Yerevan State Conservatory, graduating in 2010, and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating in 2013. Her roles have included Forester’s Wife (The Cunning Little Vixen), Clara (Betrothal in a Monastery) and Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for RCS/Scottish Opera and Frau Fluth (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor) for RCS. She has performed in a Montserrat Caballé Gala Concert in Zaragoza and appeared on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ singing live under Runnicles.

Hovhannisyan's many awards and scholarships include the Clonter Opera Prize, the Margaret Dick Award, a Ye Cronies Opera award, the Bayreuth Prize from the Wagner Society of Scotland, Third Prize at the Les Azuriales International Singing Competition and the Ian Smith of Stornoway Award for Opera, awarded by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

News and features

Young Artist Profile: Anush Hovhannisyan – ‘Every rehearsal is an exploration’

Young Artist Profile: Anush Hovhannisyan – ‘Every rehearsal is an exploration’

5 March 2015

The Armenian soprano on rehearsal room goosebumps, the pressure of a live cinema broadcast and coping with challenging costumes.

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

1 April 2014

See the future stars of opera for free at the Royal Opera House.

Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

9 January 2013

Scheme supports development of young singers through coaching, singing smaller roles and covering larger parts.

Photos

Anush Hovhannisyan in La scala di seta, Jette Parker Young Artists Meet the Young Artists Week

Anush Hovhannisyan and James Platt n La Scala di Seta

Yuriy Yurchuk, Lauren Fagan and Anush Hovhannisyan in La Scala di Seta

Anush Hovhannisyan as Inès in the JPYA Summer Performance

Anush Hovhannisyan as the Princess with puppeteer Sara Henriques in El gato con botas

Rui Rodrigues, Sara Henriques and Anush Hovhannisyan in rehearsals for El gato con botas

Enkelejda Shkosa as Suzuki and Anush Hovhanissyan as Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly

Yuriy Yurchuk and Anush Hovhannisyan in La Scala di Seta

Anush Hovhannisyan and Arie van Beek during a performance of the Verdi Requiem by the Brighton Festival Chorus, Orchestre de Picardie and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne in France

Anush Hovhannisyan as the Princess and Michel de Souza as the King in El gato con botas

Anush Hovhannisyan as the Princess in El gato con botas

Anush Hovhannisyan as the Princess in El gato con botas

Anush Hovhannisyan and Michel de Souza in rehearsal for El gato con botas

Anush Hovhannisyan and Michel de Souza in rehearsal for El gato con botas

Anush Hovhannisyan as Frasquita, Kostas Smoriginas as Escamillo and Rachel Kelly as Mercedes in Carmen

Anush Hovhannisyan as the Princess in El gato con botas

Anush Hovhannisyan and Rachel Kelly in rehearsal for El gato con botas

Anush Hovhannisyan

Anush Hovhannisyan and Lauren Fagan in La Scala di Seta

Anush Hovhannisyan in La Scala di Seta

Anush Hovhannisyan after a performance of the Verdi Requiem by the Brighton Festival Chorus, Orchestre de Picardie and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne in France