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ABOUT

Armenian soprano, Ani Yorentz Sargsyan, developed a passion for singing at the age of six.

 

A graduate of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory and the Yerevan Opera Studio, she continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in

Frankfurt, graduating in 2011. During her studies, she received a scholarship from the Oskar and Vera Ritter Foundation, as well as the Alfred Toepfer Foundation.

 

She has equally received numerous international prizes, such as the Youth Prize at the Romansiada International Song Competition in 2002, International Competition "Yantarny Solovey" Kaliningrad in 2004, claimed Third Prize at the "Delping Games" International Singing Competition in Kiev in 2005, Second Prize at the "Republican Competition T.Sasandaryan" in Yerevan in 2006. In 2009 she won First Prize at the competition for the role of Micaela (Carmen) in the Schlossoper Haldenstein festival, which included performances at the Tonhalle Zürich. 

 

In 2012 she made her debut at the Dortmund Theatre,  “capturing the essence of Mimi with her passion and energy” in a premiere of "La Bohème". In the same year she appeared as a guest performer at the State Theatre of Kassel, singing the roles of Mimi in addition to Helena in the "A Midsummer Night's Dream", after which she became a soloist in residence.

 

Ani Yorentz Sargsyan is since a principal soloist at the State Theatre of Kassel, where she performed the roles of Michael (Handel: Saul), Pamina and First Lady (Magic Flute), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Mimi/Musetta (La Bohème), Liu (Turandot), Ninetta (Love of the Three Oranges), Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Semira (Artaserse), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), 4th Maid (Elektra), Juliette (Romeo et Juliette), Anna Reich (Die Lustigen Weiben von Windsor), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Baronin (Der Wildschütz) and Nedda (I Pagliacci).

 

During her residenc, she received the youth price from promotional organization (2014) as well as the Irma Jansa Prize, as a gratitude and recognition for outstanding singing performance (2016).

 

Parallel to her activities as a soloist in residence, she has appeared as guest in theatres such as the Deutsche Oper am Rein, the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, and as a concert soloist with The Hague Resident Orchestra and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.  

 

In the upcoming season she will be singing new productions of Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Micaela (Carmen), in addition to her debut with Rusalka (Rusalka).