Mezzo-Soprano
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Mezzo-Soprano Arminè Kassabian, with her natural beauty, rich and radiant tone, and vocal versatility, is a stunning presence on the operatic stage. For the 2011-2012 seasons, she joins the Opera Lyra Opera Studio Young Artist Development program at the Opera Lyra and makes debuts with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, The Capital City Opera, Les Concerts Ponticello, Festival Opéra de Saint-Eustache, Green Mountain Opera and Opera Brasov. She has been seen in diverse roles, such as Hänsel in Humperdincks Hänsel und Gretel; Carmen in Peter Brooks La Tragédie de Carmen; Mère-Marie in Poulenc's les Dialogues des Carmélites; Ruggiero in Handel's Alcina and 1st Witch in Purcell's Dido and Aneas, Dorabella in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, Mercedes in Bizet's Carmen, Rosina in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rosie in The Barber of Bytown, english adaptation by Ann-Hodges and Maria in Maria Buenos Aires.

On the concert stage Arminè is quite active in both Oratorio and Recital. Highlights include Bach's St. Mathew Passion, Vivaldi's Gloria and Bach Magnificat with the Cantabile Chorale, Handel's Messiah with the CAMMAC Gatineau-Ottawa Choir under the baton of Maestro Louis Lavigueur. As a recitalist, she and pianist Jean Desmarais performed at Music and Beyond Festival in Ottawa and pianist Gohar Manvelyan at the Expression Artistique d'ici d'Ailleurs in Montreal. Arminè and pianist Olivier Godin have performed several recitals at the Pollack Hall in Montreal. Other recent engagements, she and pianist Patrick Hansen performed at the Theatre Lac-Brome "A Night at the Opera" directed by Daniel Taylor. Arminè has also performed in Master-Classes at the Centre d'art Orford with Edith Bers, Michael McMahon and Chantal Lambert. In 2011 Arminè received the top prize of the Brian Law Opera Competition and the Canadian Music Competition in 2008. February 24th 2012 she has received the Second Prize of the New Jersey Association Verismo Opera Competition held in New York City. In addition to a Bachelors and Masters of Music in Voice Performance, Arminè also holds an Artist Diploma from the Schulich School of Music from McGill University.

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Screen name:
Mezzo-Soprano
Member since:
Mar 26 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Maria Callas, Cecilia Bartoli, Edith Wiens

MUSIC