The Armenian soprano Hasmik Papian graduated from “Komitas” High Academy in Yerevan first as a violinist, then as a singer. After her debut at the Armenian National Opera as Mimì, she was engaged as a soloist among others in Germany by Opera Bonn and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf. Soon, she started an international career and has appeared since numerous theaters, including the most prestigious operatic stages in world.
Hasmik Papian has sung at the Vienna State Opera (regularly since twenty years), as well as the state opera of Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Berlin, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, at the opera theaters of Geneva, San Gallen and Zurich; Montpellier, Toulon and Nizza; at Auditorium Maurice Ravel in Lyon, at Festival de Carcassonne and at Opera La Bastille in Paris; at Vlaamse Opera Antwerp / Ghent; at the Comunale of Bologna, the Massimo of Palermo, at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, at Ravenna Festival and La Scala of Milan; at the Teatro di Napoli, at the Real Madrid and at the Maestranza in Seville; at Oviedo Theater, at London Wigmore Hall; at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw; at the Marinskij St. Petersburg; at New Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv; New Tokyo Opera; in Seoul; in Santiago de Chile; in Sao Paolo; at Canadian Opera Company, Toronto; at Cincinnati Opera Festival, San Francisco Opera, Carnegie Hall and regularly at the Metropolitan Opera New York (seven seasons), to name just a few.
Hasmik Papian lives in Vienna, Austria.