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Anna Avakyan

Born on October 28

Anna was born in the town of Balakovo, the Saratov Region. After she had graduated from a music school and studied piano during one college course, Anna entered the Faculty of Vocal at the Saratov College of Arts; she studied there between 2006 and 2010. She sang to the Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Between 2010 and 2015, Anna studied at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music where she as well took up postgraduate studies. In the opera studio of the Academy, she sang two parts in operas by Puccini: Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) and Mimi (La Bohème). During her studies, she performed the following parts: Violetta (Traviata by Verdi), Marfa (The Tsar's Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin by Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre).

Between 2014 and 2017, she worked at the Oldenburg Opera House in Germany. There she has sung the parts of Nannetta (Falstaff by Verdi), Alexandra (The Idiot by Weinberg), Fairy with Turquoise Hair (The Adventures of Pinocchio by J.Dove), Jenny (La Dame Blanche by Boieldieu), Susanna and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck), Miss Schlesin (Satyagraha by Glass), Anne Frank (The Diary of Anne Frank by Frid), Heavenly Voices (Cristina, Regina di Svezia by Foroni), Wellgunde (Das Rheingold by Wagner), Micaëla (Carmen by Bizet). 

Anna performed the role of Anne Frank at the Theatre of Meiningen (Germany) as a guest singer. In November 2016, she took part in a concert performance of the Prokofiev’s opera Semyon Kotko conducted by Vladimir Jurowski (Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Netherlands).

In 2018, Anna took part in an international production of the opera Il Tabarro by Puccini at the Conlucia Theatre in Moscow (she performed the part of Giorgetta).

Since 2020, Anna has been a principal singer of the Festival.

At the Krasnoyarsk festival Kolokola in 2022, she performed the part of Snow Maiden in a concert performance of The Snow Maiden by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, During the tour of the Krasnoyarsk Theatre at the Bolshoi Theatre in 2022, she sang the role of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni).

She took part in the Sibirskaya Kamerata Theatre project for opera soloists and the chamber concerts cycle of this project Meetings at the Piano (2023).

The roles performed:

2011
Lauretta – Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini

2012
Mimì – La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini

2014
Nannetta – Falstaff by Verdi
Alexandra – The Idiot by Mieczysław Weinberg

2015
The Blue Fairy – The Adventures of Pinocchio by Jonathan Dove
Jenny – La Dame Blanche by François-Adrien Boieldieu
Susanna, Barbarina – Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart
Gretel – Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck

2016
Mrs Schlesen – Satyagraha by Philip Glass
Anne Frank – The Diary of Anne Frank by Grigory Frid
Heavenly Voices – Cristina, Regina di Svezia by Jacopo Foroni
Thу second village woman – Semyon Kotko by Sergei Prokofiev (a concert performance in Concertgebouw, Amsterdam)

2017
Wellgunde – Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner
Micaëla – Carmen by Georges Bizet

2018
Giorgetta – Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini

2021
Tatiana — Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Nedda – Pagliacci by Modest Mussorgsky
Fatima — Prisoner of the Caucasus by César Cui
The High Priestess – Aida by Verdi
Donna Anna – Don Giovanni by Mozart

2022
Giulietta Capuleti – I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Bellini
Rosina – Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart
Snow Maiden – The Snow Maiden by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (a concert performance, the Kolokola festival, Krasnoyarsk)

2023
Princess Natalia Zhemchuzhnaya – The Oprichnik by Pyotr Tchaikovsky

 

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Awards

Winner in the nominated category Best Actress in an Opera of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Festival Theatrical Spring - 2022 (Nedda in the opera Pagliacci);

Finalist of the Competizione dell`Opera competition (Linz, Austria, 2013; Sochi, 2019);

The 2nd degree laureate of the Rachmaninov International Competition (Rostov-on-Don, 2013).