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Anush Hovhannisyan

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.

Upcoming productions

  • 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.

  • Madama Butterfly

    Cast as Kate Pinkerton

    East meets West with devastating effect in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera.

News and features

  1. Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

    Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

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

  2. Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

    Five new singers to join Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

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