Gayane Babajanyan

Mezzo Soprano / >emerging artist<


  • 2016/17 member of the Mariinsky Academy of young singers                                                                                          
  • 2018 1st prize at the Angelo Loforese Singing Competition, Milan                                                                                   
  • From 2017/18 soloist at the Novaya Opera, roles Carmen, Rosina, Siébel, Stéphano, Lucretia                                     
  • 2019 debut at the Bolshoi Theatre, as Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas)                                                                             
  • 2019 debut at Mikhailovsky Theatre, as Rosina
  • received the Onegin Prize 2019 for Lucretia


Gayane Babajanyan is a young Armenian mezzo-soprano who received her education at the St. Petersburg Conservatory graduating in 2015. She made her stage debut as Flora/ La Traviata at the Conservatory Theatre. As a member of the Mariinsky Academy she performed Pippo in Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra and Dorothée in Massenet’s Cendrillon at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2016/2017. 

She joined the ensemble of the Moscow Novaya Opera in 2017 where her repertoire includes the title role of Carmen, Rosina/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Hänsel/ Hänsel und Gretel, Siébel/ Faust, Stéphano/ Roméo et Juliette, Orlovsky/ Die Fledermaus and most recently, to great acclaim, Lucretia/ The Rape of Lucretia. In concert she has sung Bersi/ Andrea Chénier and participates in productions Johann Strauss, the Waltz King and Waltzes, Tangos & Foxtrots. She portrayed the role of Gypsy in K. Boyarsky’s opera Pushkin on tour at the Grange Park Opera in 2018.

Last season Gayane Babajanyan made her house debuts at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow as Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and at the Mikhailovsky Theatre as Rosina. In summer 2022 Gayane will sing the role of Mercedes (Carmen) at the prestigious Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland.

Gayane Babajanyan received the prestigious Onegin Prize in 2019, 1st prize at the Angelo Loforese Competition 2018 and the Grand Prix at the Star Rhapsody Competition 2017.



Lucretia "Give him this orchid" from The Rape of Lucretia

Habanera from Carmen

Lucretia "Give him this orchid" from The Rape of Lucretia

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Gayane Babajanyan as Mercédès in Savonlinna

Gayane Babajanyan is singing Mercédès in Marianna Mörck's production of "Carmen" at the Savonlinne Fastival.


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