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Lianna Haroutounian

Soprano

Biography

Lianna Haroutounian in action.
Lianna Haroutounian in Les Vêpres siciliennes, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2013

Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian made her Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Elizabeth of Valois (Don Carlo) and has since sung Hélène (Les Vêpres siciliennes) for The Royal Opera. In the 2014/15 Season she returns to sing Mimì (La bohème).

Haroutounian grew up in an opera-loving family and studied piano and voice at the Conservatory of Erevan and singing at the Centre de Formation Lyrique de l’Opéra-Bastille. Her operatic appearances have included Hélène in Frankfurt and Bilbao, Elena (I vespri siciliani) in Athens, Leonora (Il trovatore) in Marseilles, Amelia (Un ballo in maschera) in Bern and Tours, Marguerite (Faust) for Opéra de Massy, Salud (La vida breve) in Toledo and Alicante, Desdemona (Otello) in the Amphithéâtre of the Opéra-Bastille, Paris, Liouba (Fénelon’s La Cerisaie) and Leonora (La forza del destino) at Paris Opéra, Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra) and Mimì (La bohème) in Tours and Violetta (La traviata) and Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) at the Festival de Sanxay.

Haroutounian performs widely in recital and in concert, her repertory including Verdi’s Requiem, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe solennelle, Poulenc’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Requiem. She has won prizes in many international competitions.

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News and features

Verdi’s Les Vêpres siciliennes to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Monday 18 November

Verdi’s Les Vêpres siciliennes to be broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Monday 18 November

13 November 2013

Broadcast of Verdi’s rarely performed grand opera features an all-star cast conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Watch: Les Vêpres siciliennes behind the scenes films

Watch: Les Vêpres siciliennes behind the scenes films

5 November 2013

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Cast change: Lianna Haroutounian to sing remaining performances of Les Vêpres siciliennes

Cast change: Lianna Haroutounian to sing remaining performances of Les Vêpres siciliennes

28 October 2013

Armenian soprano replaces Marina Poplavskaya due to illness.

Cast change: Lianna Haroutounian to perform in first three performances of Les Vêpres siciliennes

Cast change: Lianna Haroutounian to perform in first three performances of Les Vêpres siciliennes

9 October 2013

Armenian soprano replaces Marina Poplavskaya due to illness.

Cast change: Lianna Haroutounian to sing role of Elizabeth of Valois in Don Carlo for 4 performances

Cast change: Lianna Haroutounian to sing role of Elizabeth of Valois in Don Carlo for 4 performances

26 February 2013

Armenian soprano to replace Anja Harteros on 15, 18, 21, and 25 May.

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