Jette Parker Young Artist
Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan joined The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in the 2013/14 Season. In her first Season she sings Frasquita (Carmen) and Voice of the Falcon (Die Frau ohne Schatten) on the main stage and Princess (El gato con botas) in the Linbury Studio Theatre for Meet the Young Artists Week. She also sings the soprano solo in Gloria for The Royal Ballet.
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.
Die Frau ohne Schatten
Cast as Voice of a Falcon
Director Claus Guth reveals the darker elements of Strauss’s exotic fairytale in a striking new production.
JPYA Summer Performance
Cast as Inès (La favorite)
The Royal Opera's stars of tomorrow take to the stage with the first acts of Donizetti's La Favorite and Mozart's Così fan tutte.
News and features
Scheme supports development of young singers through coaching, singing smaller roles and covering larger parts.