Кристина Мхитарян

Biography

Kristina Mkhitaryan is a graduate of the Galina Vishnevskaya Theatre Studio Moscow. She went on to study with Ruzanna Lisician at Gnesin Music College and upon completion continued her vocal education at the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music. Kristina won 2nd Prize at the 2017 Operalia Competition.

A wonderful competitor, Kristina has won multiple awards throughout her career. She took second prize at the 2012 Obukhova Singing Competition, Lipetsk and became a finalist at the Hans Gabor Belvedere International competition, Vienna, as well as taking third place at the Francisco Vinas 49th International Singing Competition, Barcelona in the same year. Other prizes also include a diploma at the 24th Glinka International Vocal Competition (2011) and first prize at the Bella Voce, Inter-national Competition (2004). She has most recently won first prize at the Queen Sonja International Competition in Oslo (2013), 3rd prize at the Neue Stimmen Competition (2013) and the Viotti Competition in Vercelli (October 2014).

Kristina has worked with conductors including Bertrand de Billy, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Yuri Bashmet, Domingo Hindoyan, Fabio Biondi, Mikhail Granovsky, Maxim Emelyanychev, Yves Abel, Jakub Hrůša, Guerassim Voronkov and Jan Latham-Koenig to name a few. Recent operatic engagements have included Micaëla in Barrie Kosky’s Carmen at the Royal Opera House, La traviata at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Palm Beach Opera, ROH Muscat, and with Opera di Roma in Caracalla, Rigoletto, Don Pasquale and La Sonnambula at the Bolshoi, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi in her Metropolitan Opera debut, and at the Royal Danish Opera. She has also sung Rigoletto with Opera Australia and in her Hamburgische Staatsoper debut, Medora in Il Corsaro at the Palau de les Arts Valencia, her debut at the Netherlands Opera for Eliogabalo, I Capuleti e I Montecchi at the Bergen Opera, Il Giasone by Cavalli at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, and La traviata at Glyndebourne Opera Festival.

On the concert platform, she has sung with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra in the New Year’s concerts at St Olav Concert Hall and given a recital at the Bergen International Festival. Other concert repertoire has included Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Il Delirio Amoroso with Radio France under Leonardo García Alarcón.

Engagements this season and beyond include her role debut in Les Indes galantes at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, La traviata at the Royal Opera House London, Opernhaus Zurich, Bolshoi Theatre and Liceu, her return to Glyndebourne for Alcina, Rinaldo and Luisa Miller, Medora in Il Corsaro at the Montecarlo Opera, her NCPA debut in Orfeo ed Euridice and Don Pasquale at the Wiener Staatsoper.

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