Resident Artists: Anush Avetisyan – The Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia
AVA third-year Resident Artist
Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia.
Education: B.A. in Music Education and B.A. in Opera Performance, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Competitions:Second Place, Mario Lanza Institute Scholarship, 2015; Encouragement Award, Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2015; First Place, Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition, 2012; First Place, Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition (Voice), 2012; First Place, New Century Singers Vocal Competition, 2012; Fourth Place, Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition for Young Opera Singers, 2012; UCLA Alumni Association Recognition Award for Academy and Music Excellence, 2009-2012; First Place, Armenian Allied Arts Association Competition (Voice), 2008.
Roles at AVA: Elvira, L’italiana in Algeri, Possette, Manon; Annina, La traviata; Despina, Così fan tutte
Other Roles: La Contessa, Le Nozze di Figaro, Oberlin in Italy; Magda, La rondine, Oberlin in Italy; Nanetta, Falstaff, Opera Santa Barbara; Delia, Il viaggio a Reims, Wolf Trap Opera Company; Poppea, L’incoronazione di Poppea; Eurydice, Orpheus in the Underworld; Alice, Blood on the Dining Room Floor; Geraldine, A Hand of Bridge; Sole, Giasone; Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro, all with Opera UCLA.
Upcoming: Boonyi, Shalimar the Clown, Opera Theaer of Saint Louis, June 2016