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Lianna Haroutounian is an Armenian operatic soprano. She studied at the Conservatory of Erevan and the Centre de Formation Lyrique of the Opéra-Bastille. She made her debut with The Royal Opera in 2013, and is considered by some to be a Verdi specialist.
Haroutounian grew up in an opera-loving family and studied piano and voice at the Conservatory of Erevan and singing at the Centre de Formation Lyrique de l’Opéra-Bastille. Her operatic appearances have included Adriana Lecouvreur in concert for La Monnaie, Brussels, Hélène in Frankfurt and Bilbao, Elena (I vespri siciliani) in Athens, Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, with Plácido Domingo and James Levine, Elisabetta (Don Carlo) for the Metropolitan Opera, in Zürich with Fabio Luisi, at the Verbier Festival with Daniel Harding and at the Annecy Classic Festival, Desdemona (Otello) for Teatro Real, Madrid, in Bilbao, with Nicola Luisotti at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples, and in Sydney, Tosca with Riccardo Frizza and Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) in San Francisco and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, and Leonora (Il trovatore) in Naples with Luisotti.
Haroutounian performs widely in recital and in concert, her repertory including Verdi's Requiem, Rossini's Stabat Mater and Petite Messe solennelle, Poulenc's Stabat Mater and Mozart's Requiem. She has won prizes in many international competitions.