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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) and Mimì (La bohème) for The Royal Opera. In the 2015/16 Season she returns to sing Leonora (Il trovatore).

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, Elisabetta (Don Carlo) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in Zürich under Fabio Luisi, at the Verbier Festival under Daniel Harding and at the Annecy Classic Festival, Desdemona (Otello), in Bilbao, at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples, under Nicola Luisotti and in Sydney, Tosca in San Francisco under Marco Frizza and Leonora (Il trovatore) in Naples under Luisotti.

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 prestigious international competitions.

Videos

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.

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