Armenian soprano named winner of Operalia World Opera Competition 2022 – Public Radio of Armenia
Armenian soprano Juliana Grigoryan and American tenor Anthony León have been announced winners of the 2022 Operalia World Opera Competition.
Juliana Grigoryan was also named the winner of the Rolex People’s Choice Award.
Operalia was founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo to discover and help launch the careers of today’s most promising young opera singers.
Operalia’s goal is to attract singers between the ages of eighteen and thirty-two, of all voice types, from all over the world, to have them audition and be heard by a panel of distinguished international personalities, in the most prestigious and competitive showcase in the world.
Armenian soprano Juliana Grigoryan is the latest Grand Prize winner of the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Singing Competition. She also received the Marcella Sembrich-Kochańska Prize for the youngest finalist and the prize of the cultural institution The Katowice City Of Gardens – Krystyna Bochenek.
She performed with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia and had the opportunity to sing under the direction of Eduard Topchjan, Sergey Smbatyan and Harutyun Arzumanyan.
In 2021 Juliana performed Bach Magnificat with the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia and the State Chamber Orchestra of Yerevan, under the direction of Gianluca Marciano. She sang Beethoven’s 9e Symphony with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia, with whom she toured the Czech Republic and Italy. She ended the 2021-2022 season with a starring role as Zemphira in Rachmaninoff Aleko with the Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. In September 2021, Juliana performed at a concert dedicated to the independence of the Republic of Armenia held at Republic Square in Yerevan. Later that year, Juliana toured the Czech Republic and Italy with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.
The 2022/23 season includes various home and role debuts for Juliana. She performs with the Dutch National Opera as Liu in Turandotat the Teatro alla Scala in Dvořák Rusalka, and as Mimi for Ravenna Festival’s Bohemian.