Асмик Григорян


Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian was born in Vilnius and studied at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy.

She was a founding member of Vilnius City Opera and has twice been awarded the Golden Stage Cross (the highest award for singers in Lithuania), in 2005 for her debut as Violetta and in 2010 for her performance as Mrs. Lovett Sweeney Todd. In 2016 she was honoured with the Young Female Singer award at the International Opera Awards, followed by Female Singer of the Year in 2019. She has recently won Best Leading Role at the Austrian Music Theatre Awards 2019 for her part in Salome at the Salzburg Festival.

The 2018/19 season saw Asmik’s house and role debut in Die tote Stadt at Teatro alla Scala, her title role debut in Iolanta at Oper Frankfurt, Madama Butterfly at the Royal Swedish Opera, and Shostakovich 14 with Ensemble Resonanz at the Elbphilharmonie.

Asmik closed the season with a return to the Salzburg Festival in a revival of Romeo Castellucci’s Salome and in concert performances of Shostakovich 14, all under Franz Welser-Möst. She also made her triumphant Edinburgh International Festival debut with the Komische Oper in August 2019 as Tatyana in Barrie Kosky’s Eugene Onegin.
The 19/20 season she opened with a return to Oper Frankfurt for Manon Lescaut.

Asmik made her Bolshoi Theatre debut in 2015, performing the part of Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), in 2019 she sang Liza in The Queen of Spades production (director Rimas Tuminas, conductor Tugan Sokhiev).