RUZAN MANTASHYAN – Press – Royal Opera House – Mimì – La Bohème


•• PRESS •• Royal Opera House • January-February 2024

“Impressive Royal Opera debut by Ruzan Mantashyan in Bohème revival.
If you can, choose a night when the Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyanis singing Mimì. You won’t be disappointed – she’s a star. On opening night, making her Royal Opera House debut, Mantashyan swept all before her in a delightfully controlled, touching performance, enhanced by a voice that would melt the stoniest of hearts.”
✏️ Stephen Pritchard – Bachtrack

“All of the leading parts are well sung, with Ruzan Mantashyan (…) particularly excellent. (…) Ruzan Mantashyan’s final scene was a beautiful example of how to sing softly but with enough power to fill the huge Opera House.”
✏️ William Hartston – Express

“Ruzan Mantashyan has an ideal voice for Mimi, the heroine of this opera. Mimi is a beautiful but unimposing personality and Mantashyan’s silken legato flows as gracefully as an ice skater through the role. Mantashyan was equally unafraid of volume and even her off-stage announcement got the heart pumping.”
✏️ Andrew Lohmann – London unattached

“The Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan is a Mimi both self-possessed and vulnerable: with dark notes to her persuasive, rounded soprano, she proved a touching presence, the more so for her lack of sentimentality.”
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RUZAN MANTASHYAN – Press –  Royal Opera House – Mimì – La Bohème