From left, Juliana Grigoryan, Placido Domingo and Anthony Leon

Armenian Soprano Juliana Grigoryan wins Operalia 2022


RIGA, Latvia ( — Armenian soprano Juliana Grigoryan and U.S. tenor Anthony León won the first prize at the 2022 edition of Operalia held in Riga, Latvia from October 24 to 30.

She also collected the Rolex Prize of the Audience at the annual opera competition.

Juliana is the most recent winner of the International Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition Grand Prize. She has performed with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, and the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia.

She holds a Master’s from Yerevan State Conservatory and is a member of their Young Artist Opera Programme.

Operalia was founded in 1993 by tenor Plácido Domingo to discover and help launch the careers of the most promising young opera singers of today. Operalia’s goal is to attract singers between the ages of 18 and 32, of all voice types from and all over the world, to have them audition and be heard by a panel of distinguished international personalities, in the most prestigious and competitive showcase in the world.

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