“One of the fiercest dramatic talents in the field” (The New York Times), Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian’s “versatility is astounding” (The Times) with a “wild voice [that is] rich and dark” (Le Monde). Regularly engaged at the world’s leading opera houses, she has recently performed at the Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Real Madrid, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Bolshoi Theatre and Teatro alla Scala.
Asmik works with many of the world's leading conductors including Valery Gergiev, Franz Welser-Möst, Yves Abel, Vladimir Jurowski, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Alan Gilbert. Asmik frequently collaborates with top stage directors including Dmitri Tcherniakov, Romeo Castellucci, and Claus Guth.
She was a founding member of Vilnius City Opera, has twice been awarded the Golden Stage Cross (the highest award for singers in Lithuania), was named Best Female Lead in 2019 at the Austrian Music Theater Awards, and was named Female Opera Singer of the Year in 2022 by the Ópera XXI Association. Most recently, she was named Opus Klassik's 2023 Female Singer of the Year in recognition of her acclaimed debut album Dissonance with pianist Lukas Geniušas.
This season, Asmik releases a recording of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14, recorded with the l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Mikko Franck in October 2023, and a recording of Strauss’s Four Last Songs in February 2024, both on Alpha.