Asmik Grigorian to make house and role debut at Teatro alla Scala

This week, soprano Asmik Grigorian makes her eagerly anticipated house debut at Teatro alla Scala in Korngold’s Die tote Stadt. This also marks her role debut as Marietta, performing alongside Klaus Florian Vogt as Paul and Markus Werba as Frank/Fritz. Directed by acclaimed stage director Graham Vick and conducted by Maestro Alan Gilbert, this will be the first time Korngold’s seminal masterpiece has ever been performed on the prestigious stage of La Scala.

This continues an enormously successful season for Asmik, who made her Salzburg Festival debut last summer in Romeo Castellucci’s Salome to critical acclaim. This August, she will reprise the role in the same Salzburg production under Franz Welser-Möst and takes to the Festspielhaus stage for two concert performances of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 . Asmik also opens the BBC Proms season performing Janacek’s ‘Glagolitic Mass’ under Karina Canellakis and alongside Jennifer Johnston. She will also debut at the Edinburgh International Festival as Tatjana in performances of Barrie Kosky’s acclaimed production of Eugene Onegin with the Komische Oper. Check out the video below to hear Asmik talking about the role of Tatjana.



The 2019/20 season sees Asmik return to Oper Frankfurt for Manon Lescaut , make her Royal Opera House debut in the title role of Jenůfa under Vladimir Jurowski, and return to Theater an der Wien for her role debut in Norma . In concert she will perform Strauss’ Four Last Songs with both the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

Die tote Stadt premieres this Tuesday 28 May, and continues on 31 May, 3, 7, 10, 14, and 17 June. The first performance will be live broadcast on RAI Radio 3 and is available here. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Teatro alla Scala website.

Asmik also recently spoke about preparing the role of Marietta, amongst others, which can be found here (in Italian).

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