Кристина Мхитарян

Biography

Kristina Mkhitaryan was born in Novorossyisk. She graduated from the Galina Vishnevskaya Theatre Studio in Moscow in 2004. In 2004-08 she studied with Ruzanna Lisician in the Gnesin Music College. After graduation she continued her studies at the vocal faculty of the Russian Gnesin Academy of Music. From 2009 to 2012 she was a soloist of the Gnesin opera studio where she sang Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme and Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.

In 2012-15 she was a member of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.

Repertoire

At the Bolshoi:
Xenia (Boris Godunov)
A Polovtsian maiden (Prince Igor)
First Lady (Die Zauberfloete)
A shepherdess, an owl, a widower bat (L’enfant et les Sortilèges)
Brigitta (Iolanta)
A Voice from Heaven (Don Carlo)
Gerda (Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Gilda (Rigoletto)
Soprano (Prokofiev’s The Ugly Duckling in the performance The Fables of the Vixen, the Duckling and Balda)
Norina (Don Pasquale)
Amina (La Sonnambula)
Marfa (The Tsar's Bride)

Tours

In 2001-02 she toured in Spain and Germany with the Galina Vishnevskaya Theatre Studio where she sang selected arias of Carmen, Dido, Volkhova and Violetta. In September 2011 she sang at the Festival “Peregrinos Musicales” in Spain, Santiago de Compostela.
In February 2013 she made her debut with The Moscow Soloists orchestra in Sochi, Russia, conducted by Yuri Bashmet.

Engagements in 2015 included Violetta in La Traviata at the Norvegian opera and Lauretta in Puccini’s Il Trittico at the Royal Danish Opera.

Prizes Kristina Mkhitaryan has won include 2nd prize at the National Vocal Competition Silver Voice and a diploma at the Contest of Young Performers of Russian Romance Romansiada in 2004, 1st prize at the International Student Competition Bella Voce and a diploma at the 24th International Glinka Vocal Competition in 2011, 3rd prize at the 49th International Singing Contest Francisco Vinas and 2nd prize at the National Obukhova Singing Competition in 2012. In 2013 she won the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Norway and was awarded 3rd prize at the Neue Stimmen Competition in Germany. In 2017 she was awarded the 2nd prize at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, the World Opera Competition (Astana).