Lianna Haroutounian


‘It was a joy to bask in the magnificence of her singing’ – San Francisco Chronicle


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.

This season, Lianna made 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, Lianna will make her house debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and will return to the Royal Opera House as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly.

Future seasons will see a series of house and role debuts including at the Bolshoi Theatre and Teatro San Carlo, as well as returns to San Francisco Opera and the Gran Teatre del Liceu.