Mezzo Soprano / >emerging artist<
Gayane Babajanyan is a young Armenian mezzo-soprano who studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory graduating in 2015. 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.
In 2017 Babajanyan joined the ensemble of the Moscow Novaya Opera 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 in The Rape of Lucretia. In concert, she has sung Bersi (Andrea Chénier) and has performed in productions of 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 the Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and at the Mikhailovsky Theatre as Rosina. In the summer of 2022, Gayane sang the role of Mercedes (Carmen) at the prestigious Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland and she will return there this season as Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in the summer of 2023.
Gayane Babajanyan received the prestigious Onegin Award in 2019, the 1st prize at the Angelo Loforese Competition 2018 and the Grand Prix at the Star Rhapsody Competition 2017.