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Kate Robson

Kate Robson

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Asmik

“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, Metropolitan Opera, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Royal Opera House, London and Teatro alla Scala.

Asmik works with many of the world's leading conductors including 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.

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

Season Highlights

Aug 2024 - Aug 2024
Salzburg Festival
Prokofiev The Gambler (Polina) Timur Zangiev (Conductor) Peter Sellars (Director)
Sep 2024 - Oct 2024
Vienna State Opera
Don Carlos (role of Elisabetta) Philippe Jordan (Conductor) Kirill Serebrennikov (Director)
Nov 2024 - Dec 2024
Teatro di San Carlo, Naples
Rusalka (role of Rusalka) Dan Ettinger (Conductor) Dmitry Tcherniakov (Director) Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro di San Carlo

Selected Repertoire

BartókBluebeard's Castle (Judith)
BelliniNorma (title role)
BergWozzeck (Marie)
CileaAdriana Lecouvreur (in preparation)
Dargomyzhsky Rusalka (title role)
DvořákRusalka (title role)
GiordanoFedora (title role)
JanáčekThe Makropoulos Case (Emilia Marty)   •   Jenufa   •   Cunning Little Vixen (title role)   •   Kátya Kabanová ( in preparation)
KorngoldDie tote Stadt
ProkofievThe Gambler
PucciniMadama Butterfly   •   Suor Angelica   •   La rondine   •   Manon Lescaut   •   
R. StraussElektra (Chrysothemis)   •   Salome
RubensteinThe Demon
TchaikovskyEugene Onegin (Tatiana)   •   The Enchantress   •   Mazeppa   •   Queen of Spades (Liza)
VerdiOtello (Desdemona)   •   Don Carlo (Elisabeth)   •   Il Trovatore (Leonora)



  • Thurn und Taxis Gala Concert

    Thurn und Taxis Palace, Regensburg Germany
    Jul 2024
    • Grigorian haftet in der Präsenz und Dramaturgie nichts Divenhaftes an, wenn sie von Liebesschmerz und Sehnsucht singt. Immer umweht sie eine emotionale, nie theatralisch überzogene Authentizität im Ausdruck sowie eine künstlerische Demut vor der fantastischen Musik. Fast mühelos, aber doch mit hoher Körperlichkeit führt sie ihre Stimme durch alle Register und alle Dynamiken der Arien spazieren, feilt scheinbar noch im Moment am richtigen Ausdruck, lässt keinen Ton verschenkt. [translated] Grigorian has nothing diva-like about her presence and dramaturgy when she sings of lovesickness and longing. She is always surrounded by an emotional, never theatrically exaggerated authenticity in expression as well as an artistic humility in front of the fantastic music. Almost effortlessly, but with a high degree of physicality, she leads her voice through all registers and all the dynamics of the arias, seemingly still working on the right expression at the moment, leaving no note wasted.