Opera Now Cover Artist

Anush Hovhannisyan – the face of opera’s future

In Opera Now July/August 2020 issue Anush Hovhannisyan discusses her mission to help a new generation of opera singers negotiate the storms and upheavals that have transformed the opera world in recent times.

Violetta: La traviata

Royal Opera House Covent Garden

The Royal Opera welcomes a breadth of British and international talent in revivals of much-loved operas this Season. The 2021/22 Season also sees the return of La traviata with no fewer than six sopranos singing the role of Violetta in Richard Eyre’s time-honoured production: Lisette Oropesa, Ekaterina Bakanova, Anush Hovhannisyan, Pretty Yende, Angel Blue and Hrachuhí Bassénz.

Hélène: Les vêpres siciliennes

Welsh National Opera

"Blessed with an alluring ruby-red timbre, she sang with a refinement of phrasing and musical imagination absent from her male colleagues…” The Telegraph

By far the most distinguished was the Armenian soprano Anush Hovhannisyan, as a striking, raven-haired Hélène... she is a classy artist…” The Times

“The audience loved her.” The Critics’ Circle

The Times named Anush Hovhannisyan as The Face to Watch in opera 2020

"The Armenian soprano’s stock has gradually risen since graduating from the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker young artists programme in 2015. She steps up to take leading roles as Hélène in Welsh National Opera’s Les vêpres siciliennes and Tatyana in Opera Holland Park’s Eugene Onegin."

Art Calendar 2020

Neil Fisher


Verdi: La traviata (Violetta Valéry)

Royal Opera House Covent Garden

London, UK

November 13, 15, 17

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