Anush Hovannissyan

“Anush Hovhannisyan is a young Armenian soprano graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory with high distinction in 2010. In the same year she won the Silver Medal in the international competition “Delphic Games” . IN the same 2010 she had been awarded a place on Masters course at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly known as Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama). After a year on the Master of Performance course Anush had been granted a place in the most prestigious Master of Opera course. She is now doing her first year of Master of Opera at the Alexander Gibson Opera School (RCS). During those 2 years since Anush is in Glasgow she managed to appear twice on collaborative productions with Scottish Opera. The last production was Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery where she was singing the leading role of Clara at the Royal Theater -Glasgow and Festival Theater- Edinburgh in January 2012.

The Opera Critic said: “Hovhannisyan catches well the prissiness of Clara, also how aghast she is on donning the nun’s veil, while her voice conveys the warmth and sincerity of Clara’s feelings”.

Scotsman said: ” Anush Hovhannisyan reached her forte as Clara in her big second half aria, one of the few moments in this opera where fully-charged emotional depth is called for”.

Recently Anush has won the Clonter Opera Prize 2012 and the Margaret Dick Award 2012. She was also awarded the audience prize.

“Our MMus Opera student, Anush Hovannisyan, won both the first prize and the audience prize at the Clonter 2012 opera competition down in Cheshire. Anush was up against the best of the best from the UK’s top Conservatoires and took the two top awards. A tremendous achievement” said the Prinicpal of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Professor John Wallace CBE. “

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