Debut at Grand Theatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Forza del destino in Essen

Right after her role debut as Norma at the Met, Hasmik Papian has sung her house debut at Barcelona’s prestigious Grand Theatre del Liceu starring in the title role of Verdi’s “Aida”. Dates of performance were November 26 and 29, 2007, upcoming are two more performances on January 10 and 15, 2008. The Conductor was Daniele Calligari. – Afterwards, Hasmik Papian has returned to Aaltotheater Essen where she has sung Tosca, Aida and Leonora in “Il Trovatore” in previous seasons. This time, she sang Leonora di Vargain Verdi’s “La forza del destino” in a production by Dietrich Hilsdorf, conducted by general manager Stefan Soltesz. Performance dates: December 5, 21 and 28, 2007, and January 5, 2008.