Lianna Haroutounian


Puccini’s geisha has been a great success for the Armenian soprano in San Francisco, Seattle, Vienna, Hamburg, and Barcelona. Earlier this season she starred in Manon Lescaut (San Francisco Opera, having previously opened SFO’s 2018|19 season in Pagliacci), Tosca (Malmö Opera – new production), and Norma (Baluarte in Pamplona, Spain – role debut). Last season Haroutounian returned to Verdi with performances as Leonora/Il trovatore (Madrid) and Elisabetta/Don Carlo (Hamburg). She also sang the title role/Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta (Valencia). The soprano gained international recognition in 2013 as Elisabetta/Don Carlo at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The ROH subsequently presented her as Hélène/Les vêpres siciliennes (new production), Mimì/La bohème, and the Trovatore Leonora. Other highlights include Les vêpres siciliennes (Frankfurt Opera), Tosca (San Francisco), Don Carlo (Verbier Festival, Berlin Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Zurich Opera House, Metropolitan Opera), Amelia/Simon Boccanegra (Met), the title role/Adriana Lecouvreur (La Monnaie in Brussels), and Desdemona/Otello (Teatro Real Madrid, Opera Australia).

Lyric debut: Madama Butterfly (2019|20)

Last updated: February 2, 2020