Нина Минасян


Born in Erevan, Nina Minasyan graduated from Tchaikovsky Music School. In 2011 she graduated from the Yerevan State Conservatoire (N. Melkumova’s class). In 2010 she became a soloist of the Erevan Conservatoire Opera Studio and performed there the roles of Serpina (Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona), Serafina (Donizetti’s Il campanello), Adina (Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore), Musetta (Puccini’s La Boheme) and Marfa (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride).

In 2011-13 she was a member of the Young Artists Program of the Bolshoi Theatre where she studied with Elena Obraztsova, Evgeny Nesterenko, Lyubov Orfenova, Mzia Bachtouridze and Diane Zola among others. She made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre with the role of Xenia (Boris Godunov).


At the Bolshoi:
Xenia (Boris Godunov)
Second Lady (Die Zauberfloete)
Masha (The Queen of Spades)
Princess Ninetta (The Love for Three Oranges)
A widower bat, An owl, A shepherdess (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges)
Lisa (La Sonnambula)
A Polovtsian maiden (Prince Igor)
Thibault (Don Carlo)
Queen of the Night (Die Zauberfloete)
Despina (Così fan tutte)
Gilda (Rigoletto)
Norina (Don Pasquale)

In 2014, Nina Minasyan made her European debut as The Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She also appeared at the Frankfurt Opera as Lisa in a new production of La sonnambula, conducted by Eun Sun Kim and directed by Tina Lanik.

In the 2015/16 season, she returned to the Bolshoi as Gilda and made her debuts as Norina in a new production of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, performed The Queen of the Night in Mozart`s Die Zauberflöte at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

In 2016, Nina Minasyan debuted in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti at the Opera National de Paris. He also sang Tzaritza of Shemakha in Rimski-Korsakov`s The Golden Cockerel at the La Monnaie, Bruxelles and Teatro Real, Madrid.

Among her recent engagements: The Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) at the Theater an der Wien, Gilda (Rigoletto) at the Staatsoper Hamburg and role debut as Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera) at the Opera National de Paris.

Her concert experience includes a tour in England and Italy and the concert performance of Rossini’s La Donna del Lago at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall conducted by Luciano Acocella. In December of 2012, she performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in a concert entitled “New Stars for a New Century,” conducted by Konstantin Orbelyan. She also took part in numerous concerts of the Young Artist Program in Moscow and throughout Russia.