Anush Hovhannisyan

Soprano

Anush Hovhannisyan
REVIEWS

Frasquita: Carmen / Royal Opera, London

“…Anush Hovhannisyan and Rachel Kelly stood out as a stellar Frasquita and Mercédès.”

Bachtrack

 

Maria Stuarda / Stadttheater Klagenfurt

“…sings the title part with a wonderful round soprano, many facets of interpretation and the finest pianos, great intimacy, dramatic intensity and perfect coloratura.”

Kleine Zeitung

 

“Anush Hovhannisyan captivated until Maria’s last breath with extraordinary presence, sensual charisma and a glowing soprano.”

Kronen Zeitung

 

Anitra: Peer Gynt / Philharmonia Orchestra

“Anush Hovhannisyan made a superbly impudent Anitra.”

The Guardian

 

Sitâ: Le Roi de Lahore / Chelsea Opera Group

“The Sitâ, hypnotically striking Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan has already made a mark on the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. She hurled out some thrilling top notes. What's more, the voice has rare individuality; it will be exciting to hear it develop.”

The Arts Desk

“Anush Hovhannisyan was a splendid Sitâ. She has a lovely warm, open tone, with a smoky lower register. Her big solo comes in Act V, having fled the bridal chamber for the temple, and she sang this with confidence and dramatic urgency.”

Bachtrack

“As Sitâ, Anush Hovhannisyan’s voice could feel rich and vibrant, and yet also smoky and spiritual.”

Music OMH

“Anush Hovhannisyan has a lovely spinto-ish sounding voice, richly lyrical but with just a nice edge to it. She brought out the character's sultry intensity, and in the two long scena's Massenet gives her we really heard how she combined musical intelligence with a strong sense of character and a superb feel for the shape of the music. Massenet needs to seduce without getting too saccharine, and Hovhannisyan got it just right, as well as looking every in the part too.”

Planet Hugill

 

“Hovhannisyan is a commanding presence and sings with a gleaming tone; yet she can be expressive and genuinely affecting”

Seen and Heard International

 

“As Sitâ, Anush Hovhannisyan’s already glamorous soprano proved excitingly temperamental as the evening progressed.”

Sunday Times

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Romances / Stone CD

“With the exception of The Nightingale and the Rose, Rimsky’s art songs are less well known than they deserve, so it is astute of Stone to present two rising young artists in a disc entirely devoted to these beautiful Romances. The Armenian Hovhannisyan wraps her bright, sensuous soprano around this famous number…

The Sunday Times

 

Lucilla: La scala di seta / Jette Parker Young Artists

“…how agreeable to encounter the Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan in a role which gives free rein to her quicksilver voice and personality…”

The Independent

 

“Anush Hovhannisyan is an impressive Lucilla, her voice capable of being as subtle as it is vibrant.”

Music OMH

 

“…the rich-toned Anush Hovannhisyan…”

The Observer

 

Violetta: La traviata / Scottish Opera

“Throughout the night, the passion and power of Scottish Opera debutante (Anush) Hovhannisyan included a voice that shape-sifted from velvety richness to steely power with confident gymnastics and high notes to die for along the way.“

The Northern Times

 

“Anush Hovhannisyan sweeps all before her with her bright, lyric soprano and tall, handsome figure. She’s helped by David Parry’s stylish, Italianate conducting, but I’d hazard that this was a “star is born” moment for the young Armenian.”

The Sunday Times

 

Betrothal and Betrayal / Jette Parker Young Artists

“…Anush Hovhannisyan’s finely-spun interpretation, both accurate and dramatically intense, of Amelia’s aria…”

Opera

 

Decades, A Century of Song – Volume 2 / Vivat CD

“Anush Hovhannisyan brings vitality and personality to Glinka…”

BBC Music Magazine

 

“New to me were the Glinka Songs, whose mix of Italianate bel canto lyricism and Russian melancholy is thrillingly caught by the flame-toned Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan…”

Gramophone



DISCOGRAPHY

Decades, A Century of Song – Volume 2
Sarah Connolly, John Mark Ainsley, Luis Gomes, Robin Tritschler,
Christopher Maltman
Malcolm Martineau – Piano
Vivat CD VIVAT 114

Scriabin Complete Works - Two Romances
Valentina Lisita - Piano
Decca CD 478 8168

Rimsky Korsakov Romances
Yuriy Yurchuk
Sergey Rybin – Piano
Stone Records CD 5060192780772

AUDIO / VIDEO
Anush Hovhannisyan sings Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 14 - The Suicide