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Anush Hovhannisyan

- Blessed with an alluring ruby-red timbre, she sang with a refinement of phrasing and musical imagination. (The Telegraph about Anush Hovhannisyan)

Coloratura soprano Anush Hovhannisyan began studying violin aged six and then went on to study singing at the Yerevan State Conservatory and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating in 2013. Hovhannisyan then moved to London as a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and she has reveived several awards, among them Concours Ernst Haefliger in 2014, and was a a finalist both at the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition 2017 and at the International Opera Awards 2018.

At The New Generation Festival in Florence she has performed as Adina i Kjærlighetsdrikken (2017) as well as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (2018). I 2017 she made an acclaimed debut as Violetta in La traviata at the Scottish Opera, and the year after året she sang the same role at Welsh National Opera. Austumn 2019 she toured with Opera North as Musetta in La bohème.

She is also one of the founders of the recently launched Mascarade Opera Studio based in Florence, a programme of training and mentorship that will prepare a new generation of operatic talent for the challenges of a 21st-century career in opera.