Armenian Soprano Replaces Marina Poplavskaya at Royal Opera House London
Lianna Haroutounian will perform in first three performances of Les Vêpres siciliennes as she replaces Marina Poplavskaya due to illness.
The role will now be sung by Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian, who made her debut with The Royal Opera in May 2013 singing the role of Elizabeth of Valois in Don Carlo. Her other recent roles have included Desdemona in Otello for Opéra-Bastille in Paris, Leonora in Il trovatore in Marseilles, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra in Lille, Mimì in La bohème for the Grand Théâtre in Tours and Amelia in Un ballo in maschera at the Stadttheater in Bern and the Grand Théâtre in Tours.
Her roles during the 2012–13 season included Elena in I vespri siciliani at the Megaron Concert Hall, Athens, and Hélène in the original French version of the same opera in Bilbao and Frankfurt; and Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly for Festival de Sanxay.
Source: Royal Opera House