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Lianna Haroutounian

Soprano

Biography

Lianna Haroutounian in action.
Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Clive Barda

Argentine tenor Marcelo Puente made his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), a role he reprises in the 2019/20 Season.

Puente studied at the Córdoba Conservatory and Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. He has sung for opera companies including La Scala, Milan, Paris Opéra, Zürich Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Stuttgart State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg State Opera, Prague State Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Michigan Opera Theatre, Washington National Opera, Opera Australia, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires and the Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera and at the Arena di Verona and Verbier Festivals. He has worked with many leading conductors including Dutoit, Gergiev and Pappano.

Along with Pinkerton, Puente’s repertory includes Don José (Carmen), Faust, Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Don Carlos (Don Carlos), Don Alvaro (La forza del destino), Rodolfo (La bohème), Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca), Calaf (Turandot) and Maurizio (Adriana Lecouvreur).

Videos

News and features

Watch: How to play an operatic tyrant

6 February 2017
Watch: How to play an operatic tyrant

The cast and creative team of Verdi’s Il trovatore on what makes the opera's score and characters so impactful.

Verdi’s Il trovatore to be relayed live to cinemas on 31 January 2017

26 January 2017
Verdi’s <em>Il trovatore</em> to be relayed live to cinemas on 31 January 2017

David Bösch’s haunting Royal Opera production features some of the composer's most recognisable music, including the Anvil Chorus.

Watch: Finding the light in Verdi’s Il trovatore - 'There is love and there is hope'

18 July 2016
Watch: Finding the light in Verdi’s <em>Il trovatore</em> - 'There is love and there is hope'

Verdi's opera is infamous for its darkness and violence, but the cast and creative team of The Royal Opera's recent production believe it has a positive message too.

Photos

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora, Francesco Meli as Manrico and Željko Lučić as Count di Luna in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene and Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene and Erwin Schrott as Procida in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian in Les Vêpres siciliennes, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutonian

Francesco Meli as Manrico and Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora and Željko Lučić as Count di Luna in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Francesco Meli as Manrico and Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene and The Royal Opera Chorus in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene, Erwin Schrott as Procida and Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Francesco Meli as Manrico and Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Leonora in Il trovatore, The Royal Opera

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene and Bryan Hymel as Henri in Les Vêpres siciliennes

Lianna Haroutounian as Helene in Les Vêpres siciliennes