Excerpt from “Into the Night/Durch die Nacht/Au Coeur de la Nuit” produced by ARTE.
“Moon Over Bourbon Street” by Sting
STING – Moon Over Bourbon Street
Vincenzo Bellini: “Norma”, “Casta Diva”, Asmik Grigorian, soprano, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Gintaras Rinkyavichus, conductor. Moscow, 14 January 2020.
The Lithuanian soprano, Asmik Grigorian, was born in 1981, in a family of famous singers Irena Milkevičiūtė and Gegam Grigorian. In 1999 she joined the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in singing class, where she completed master’s studies in 2006. She was a founding member of Vilnius City Opera and has twice been awarded the Golden Stage Cross (the highest award for singers in Lithuania), in 2005 for her debut as Violetta and in 2010 for her performance as Mrs. Lovett Sweeney Todd. She won the Young Female Singer prize at the International Opera Awards (2016). Asmik Grigorian sang in the Lithuanian opera in Vilnius, in the Latvian National Opera in Riga, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, with the BBC Philarmonic Orchestra and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, in Operhaus Köln, at the Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Graz, and Staatsoper Hamburg among others. Her latest success came in Salzburg festival (2018) with Salome’s tittle role where “her portrayal of Strauss’ heroine has been met with unanimous praise from critics across the world.”
This aria was recorded during a concert in Vilnius, 2018.12.07
Anton Dvorak – “Rusalka”, Moon Song, Asmik Grigorian, Soprano, Vytautas Lukočius, Conductor. Vilnus, 2018.