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.
JPYA Summer Performance
Cast as Inès (La favorite)
The Royal Opera’s stars of tomorrow take to the main stage in a showcase performance, the culmination of all their hard work over the Season.
Meet the Young Artists Week: Performance
Cast as Lucilla
The Jette Parker Young Artists present a fully staged performance in the Linbury Studio Theatre, in one of the most popular highlights of Meet the Young Artists Week.
Cast as Kate Pinkerton
East meets West with devastating effect in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera.
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