Biography

Anna Kasyan is one of the most promising French sopranos of her generation. She has established herself in a wide repertoire of opera and sacred music to chamber music, from baroque to contemporary. 

Recent highlights include Neda/Pagliacci and Lola/Cavaleria Rusticana in Toulon in October 2016,  Despina/Cosi fan Tutte in Toulon in November 2015, Susanna/Le nozze di Figaro in Rome in May/June 2015, I Vespri Siciliani in Copenhagen, also Anna Kasyan's debut as Musetta/La Bohème at the Opéra de Toulon where she also sang Rosina/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Hélène/Vêpres Siciliennes by Verdi in Nice and also Rusalka/Rusalka in Rome. She also did a series of concerts in France with the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Toulon conducted by Giuliano Carella. In June 2012, she sung the role of Clorinda/La Cenerentola and this opera film produced by Andrea Andermann was broadcasted live in more than 150 countries worldwide and will be released on DVD this year.

Future highlights include Rosina/Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Copenhagen Royal Opera in season 17/18.

She made her debut on various prestigious venues and with conductors of great renown. Her opera repertoire already has 20 roles: Susanna, Zerlina, Amital, Rosina, Clorinda, Norina, Leonora, Eurydice, Frasquita, Musetta, Calisto, Despina, Fiordiligi, Virtù, Palladius, Damigella, Iphigenia, Anai, Wellgunde, and Micaela.

After the great success of Cosi fan tutte in 2011, the conductor T. Currentzis also re-invited Anna Kasyan in September 2013 to Perm Opera , where she made her debut in the role of Susanna/Le Nozze di Figaro, the new co -production of the Perm Opera and Festspielhaus Baden- Baden. Moreover Anna Kasyan recently recorded the role of Despina/Cosi fan tutte for label Sony Classic sld T. Currentzis. Hailed by critics of Russia for her play and her interpretation of this role, Anna Kasyan was nominated to the Russian Golden Mask Performing Arts Festival and National Theatre Award in the category "Best Female Artist ". She made ​​her debut in the same role at Novaya Opera of Moscow.

Same year Anna Kasyan made ​​her debut in the title role of Gluck's Iphigenia in Aulis the new Cultural Athens Centre Onassis. In the following months, she sang in recital with pianist Jeff Cohen at the Opera de Clermont-Ferrand. This concert was recorded and retransmitted by Radio France Classic . She participated in the first concert version of Das Rheingold / sld Wellgunde Kent Nagano in Salle Wilfrid- Pelletier in Montreal. In Summer 2011 she was invited by the Festival Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Virtù/The Incoronazione di Poppea, Palladius and Damigella. The Ravenna Festival invites Anna Kasyan to attend concerts in the frames of "The voce delle preghiere " where she played the Armenian and Georgian spiritual songs , and "life dell'amicizie" sld Riccardo Muti in Ravenna, Piacenza (Italy) and Nairobi (Kenya). These concerts were filmed by the TV channel RaiUno and recorded by radio Rai3, whose broadcasts were made to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

In September 2011, the conductor and artistic director of the Perm Opera T. Currentzis, offered his audience a rare opportunity to hear Anna Kasyan in two different castings but in the same work. The singer has interpreted a party to the other two heroines opposite theatrically as well as vocally - Fiordiligi and Despina in Cosi fan tutte. At its presence in Perm, she also sang the role of Micaela/Carmen, which was sung for the first time in its original language.

The year 2010 was marked by the beginning of Anna Kasyan in the title role in Cavalli's La Calisto at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and as Fiordiligi/Cosi fan tutte in Opera Clermont-Ferrand. She participated as Euridice/Orfeo ed Euridice in "Styriarte" Festival Graz and the roles of Egle/Niso in Egle ed Eurilla Sarri Festival La Chaise - God sld Antonio Florio. She sang in the Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms Festival opera Days of Chartres sld Jean- Yves Ossonce in recital Bel Canto Festival of St. Riquier, played the role in the show Malibran Malibran: Life and Death of a Diva at the Antibes Festival " Music for Hearts" with the participation Eve Ruggieri. The Orchestra of the Opera of Toulon Anna Kasyan invited to perform on tour in France and Tunisia, where they took part in one of the biggest festivals of symphonic music in the Arab countries" El Jem."

The same year, Anna Kasyan had great success in Leonora/Il Trovatore in Italian theaters Ravenna, Jesi, Fermo, Cosenza, Ferrara, Pisa and as Anaï in Rossini's opera Moses Pharaoh in the season opener of the Rome Opera under the direction of Riccardo Muti and the staging Pier'Alli.

Along with her scenic activity, Anna Kasyan occurs regularly in recitals around the world including the Carnegie Hall in New York, Flanders Opera (Antwerp and Gant), Théâtre du Châtelet and Cité de la Musique in Paris the Opéra de Québec, the Hermitage Theatre and the Great Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hercules Hall in Munich, the Palais des Beaux-arts in Brussels, and in the Chateau de Versailles.

Anna Kasyan is winning in several International Singing Competition: 1st Prize and the Special Prize of Teresa Berganza Julian Gayarre in Pamplona (Spain) contest; quadruple winner for International ARD Music Competition - Munich (Germany ) as well as UNISA - Pretoria (South Africa) Competition in Geneva (Switzerland), Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition (Belgium) , the Grand Prize at the International d'Art Lyrique Barbara Hendricks Strasbourg ( France ). She also won the Bellini Singing Competition in Paris in the beginning of 2014.

Anna Kasyan was named Newcomer of the Lyric Adami in 2006 ( France ). She saw the award of public " Best Artist " Festival " Musical Olympus " in Saint -Petersburg in 2008 (Russia) and was named Newcomer of the Year Artist Lyric at the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2010 (France).

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Reviews

Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Opéra de Toulon, May 2012
"Anna Kasyan, ose la version originale, qu'elle orne avec rigueur et fantaisie. Elle ne ménage à son barbon aucune mimique, ni aucune rouerie. Il faut compter avec cette jeune et brillante colorature, qui ne s'enferme pas dans la vocalisation mécanique."

La Bohème, Opéra de Toulon, December 2011
"On a apprécié la voluptueuse et énergique Musetta (la soprano Anna Kasyan). Elle chante bien et se montre audacieuse…jusqu'à se permettre de passer debout, de table en table sur toute sa longueur de la scène!"

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