Nina Minasyan
Soprano

Season 17/18 Artist
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Nina Minasyan was born in Armenia and earned her diploma at the Tchaikovsky School of Music. In 2010, she became a soloist at the Yerevan Conservatory Opera Studio where she performed the roles of Serpina (La Serva padrona) and Serafina (Il Campanello). A prize-winner at the Tatevik Sazandaryan and Pavel Lisitsian singing competition in 2011, she joined the programme for young artists at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow that same year and perfected her skills under the guidance of Elena Obraztsova, Evgeny Nesterenko, Lyubov Orfenova, Mzia Bachtouridze and Diane Zola, among others.
She made her stage debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in the role of Xenia (Boris Godunov) then went on to play the Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Masha in The Queen of Spades, Ninetta in The Love for Three Oranges, a Young Polovtsian in Prince Igor, the Shepherdess, the Owl and the Bat (L’Enfant et les sortilèges), and Despina (Così fan tutte).
She has performed in concert at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow (Albina from La Donna del lago, Barbarina from The Marriage of Figaro, and Yniold from Pelléas et Mélisande) and, in December 2012, she appeared in the New Stars for a New Century concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall under the baton of Konstantin Orbelyan. In March 2013, she sang the role of Lisa in Pier Luigi Pizzi's production of La Sonnambula at the Bolshoi Theatre under the direction of Enrique Mazzola and the following year, she played the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. In 2015, she made her Deutsche Oper debut in Berlin (the Queen of the Night) and took on the role of Gilda (Rigoletto) at the Bolshoi Theatre under the direction of Evelino Pidò. During the 2016 / 2017 season, she sang the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and then returned to the role for her Paris Opera debut. She also sang the role of Norina in Don Pasquale for the first time at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and then made her debut at La Monnaie in Brussels and the Teatro Real in Madrid in The Golden Cockerel (the Tsaritsa of Shemakha). More recently, she performed the role of the Queen of the Night at the Theater an der Wien.

Projects:
Olympia (The Tales of Hoffmann) at the Holland Festival.

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