Лианна Арутюнян


Appearing regularly at the world’s finest opera houses and festivals, Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian’s remarkable lirico-spinto vocal qualities have distinguished her not only as one of the most sought-after interpreters of Verdi and Puccini heroines, but also of French, Russian and Slavic repertoire.

Lianna studied at the National Conservatory in Yerevan and at the Centre de Formation Lyrique de l’Opéra Bastille and has since established a reputation as one of the world’s pre-eminent singing actresses, combining plush tone with arresting dramatic intensity.

Recent highlights include her sensational role debut as Manon Lescaut at San Francisco Opera, continuing a succession of acclaimed performances there and her close association with the house. Later this season, and her Lyric Opera of Chicago house debut as Madama Butterfly.