Twenty-four-year-old Armenian baritone Grisha Martirosyan has already caught the attention of the global opera industry. After a year of study in Florence at Masquerade Emerging Artists, a program specifically designed for the world’s most promising young opera singers and mentors, Grisha won the People’s Choice and Dame Joan Sutherlan awards. She also won the 25+ Potential Singer Award at the Veronica Dunn 2022 International Singing Competition in Dublin, awarded by a distinguished jury.
The acquisitions have already landed the budding artist a contract with international talent agency TACT Artists Management.
In an interview with The Florentine, Grisha said he didn’t discover his voice until after he finished school. “I entered the Yerevan State Conservatory in Armenia and started thinking about a career as a classical singer, studying at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland as an Erasmus+ exchange student. Florence allowed me to discover opera and Italian culture. My time in Masquerade was the happiest time of my life and it became the foundation of my career. This summer I will make my debut at the Salzburg Festival in Verdi’s Macbeth. Starting in September, I will be living in London and working at the Royal Opera House.”