With her highly acclaimed vocal prowess, musicality and stagecraft, young singer Ruzan Mantashyan is one of the most promising artists of her generation.
Armenian-born Ruzan Mantashyan studied piano from the age of seven at the Komitas Conservatoire in Yerevan. A few years later, she began voice lessons at the same institution with Valey Harutyunov. She honed her skills at Mirella Freni’s Accademia di Belcanto in Modena, then under Hedwig Fassbender at the Frankfurt Conservatoire, graduating with a Master’s Degree in 2014. She then joined the Atelier lyrique at the Opéra national de Paris, where she remained until 2016. She was a Finalist in the Francisco Vinas International Singing Contest in Barcelona, and won the competition’s Special Prize. She won the Toti dal Monte competition as Musetta (La Bohème) and performed this role in Treviso, Bolzano, Fermo and Ferrara.
At the age of seventeen, she was invited to perform in concerts with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. She performed in tribute concerts to Luciano Pavarotti in Modena. Her engagements have included roles such as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Modena, Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) in Reggio Emilia, Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Konzerthaus Berlin (cond. Ivan Fischer), at the Opéra de Paris Bastille and at the Glyndebourne Festival, l’Enfant (L'Enfant et les Sortilèges) at the Komische Oper Berlin, Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) in Paris-Creteil, Lille, at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Seoul, Micaëla (Carmen) in Montpellier, Xenia (Boris Godunov) at the Opéra de Paris. She attracted particular attention as Mimi (La Bohème) and Marguerite (Faust) in Geneva. She has also appeared in a concert at the Palais Garnier conducted by Jérémie Rhorer, in the auditorium of the Louvre, and in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Verdi's Requiem in Yerevan.
Recently, she performed Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte) at the Staatsoper Hamburg, Cleofide (Handel’s Poro, Re delle Indie) at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Mimi at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Fiordiligi and Mimi in Zurich, La Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) in Amsterdam, Rusalka in Limoges. She also sang at the Peralada Festival with Juan Diego Florez.
Forthcoming projects include : Natasha Rostova (War and Peace) in Grand Théâtre of Geneva, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) in Liège, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Alice Ford (Falstaff) at the Komische Oper Berlin...
Ruzan Mantashyan speaks Armenian, Russian, English, French, Italian and German.