Stella Grigorian

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Mezzo-soprano

Stella Grigorian studied singing at the Music Academy in Tiflis and at the Vienna Conservatory. She made her debut in 1998 at the Vienna State Opera, where she remained a soloist until 2006. Her repertoire includes the title role in Bizet’s “Carmen”, Wagner’s Magdalene (“Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”) and Brangäne (“Tristan und Isolde”), Rossini’s Rosina (“Il barbiere di Siviglia”), Angelina (“La Cenerentola”), Ragonde (“Le comte Ory”), Isabelle (“Italiana in Algeri”), Adalgisa (Bellini’s “Norma”), Mozart’s Zerlina (“Don Giovanni”), Despina (“Così fan tutte”), Sesto (“La clemenza di Tito”) and Marcellina and Cherubino (“Le nozze di Figaro”), Pierotto (Donizetti’s “Linda di Chamounix”), Verdi’s Meg Page (“Falstaff”) and Emilia (“Otello”), Antigone (Enescu’s “Oedipe”), Gertrude (Ambroise’s “Hamlet”), Orlowsky (Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus”), Neris (Chrubini’s “Medée”), Siébel (Gounod’s “Faust”), Nerone (Händel’s “Agrippina”), Polina (Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades”), Medea (Cavalli’s “Giasone”), Countess Helfenstein (Strauss’ “Mathis der Maler”) and many others. Stella Grigorian has also an extensive recital repertoire and in the summer of 2013 she gives several concerts with Natalie Dessay and Stephane Degout. She has worked with many outstanding conductors, such as Riccardo Muti, Seiji Osawa, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Marc Minkowski, etc. In recent years she has made many role debuts and given recitals with Nataly Dessay: in 2016 she debuted with the role of Santuzza in Mascagnis “Cavalleria rusticana” (Operklosterneuburg) and in 2017 as Giulietta in Offenbach’s “Les contes d’Hoffmann” (Irkutsk Opera Theatre).

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