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Asmik Grigorian continues to captivate audiences with her exceptional voice, mesmerising stage presence, and profound musical interpretations.
Her commitment to her craft, impressive vocal range, and passion for storytelling through music make her an extraordinary talent in the world of opera.
Asmik Grigorian’s Biography
Asmik Grigorian is a renowned Lithuanian operatic soprano, known for her captivating performances and powerful vocals.
Grigorian, who was born in Vilnius on May 12, 1981, has established herself as one of the most accomplished and sought-after sopranos of her generation.
Grigorian began her musical career at an early age and had exceptional aptitude and passion for singing. She studied at the National M. K. iurlionis School of Art in Vilnius, where she polished her skills and received extensive music training.
She graduated from high school in 1999 and went on to study music at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. She received her master’s degree in 2006, launching her great career in opera.
Grigorian made her operatic debut in 2004, in Christiansand, Norway, as Donna Anna in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” under the direction of Jonathan Miller.
This performance launched her international career and paved the path for numerous opportunities in the opera world. In 2005, she made her debut as Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata,” directed by Jonathan Miller once more.
Grigorian joined Vilnius City Opera in 2006, where she demonstrated her flexibility and talent in parts such as Mimi and Musetta in Puccini’s “La Bohème,” Nedda in Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” and Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.”
Her performances received critical acclaim, establishing her as a rising star in the opera scene.
Grigorian has appeared at major opera houses and festivals all over the world, including the Latvian National Opera, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Komische Oper Berlin, and the Salzburg Festival.
Her performances as Marie in Berg’s “Wozzeck” and Salome in Strauss’ “Salome” were hailed for their emotional depth and melody.
Grigorian’s abilities have been recognised with various prizes and distinctions. She was named Best Newcomer (“Young Female Singer”) at the International Opera Awards in London in 2016.
She also received the Golden Stage Cross, Lithuania’s top theatre award, in 2005 and 2010. In 2018, she was awarded the Order of Merit to Lithuania, Knight’s Cross, for her great services to the opera industry.
In addition to her opera roles, Grigorian has demonstrated her vocal prowess in concert, performing works such as Mozart’s Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8. She has worked alongside renowned performers and ensembles, creating an indelible impression on audiences all around the world.
Grigorian is a dedicated mother to her two children outside of her singing career. Her parents are both great vocalists; thus, she hails from a musical household.
Gegham Grigoryan, her father, was an Armenian tenor, and Irena Milkeviit, her mother, is a renowned Lithuanian soprano and professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Who Is Asmik Grigorian’s Daughter?
Asmik Grigorian’s daughter’s identity is unknown, as she has kept her away from the media and the public.