Arminè Kassabian

1st Prize Winner
2011 Brian Law Opera Competition

Latest Information

Please see Arminè’s own website:

Coloured underlining

Biography prepared by Renate Chartrand from information submitted by the artist with her application for the 10th Brian Law Opera Competition on 19 November 2011.

Picture of Arminè Kassabian

Mezzo-soprano Arminè Kassabian, 27, was born and grew up in Ottawa. She studied at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance in 2007, Master’s degree in 2009 and Artist Diploma in 2011. With Opera McGill she performed leading roles in several operas including Carmen in La Tragédie de Carmen. Last summer Arminè appeared as Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Mercedes (Carmen) at the Green Mountain Opera in Vermont. She is currently a member of Opera Lyra Ottawa’s Opera Studio, playing Rosina in The Barber of Bytown, an adaptation for children.