Asmik Grigorian, voted Best Female Singer of 2019 at the International Opera Awards in London and by Opernwelt Magazine, is back in Frankfurt, where she enjoyed great success as Tchaikovsky's Iolanta in 2018, for this new production of Manon Lescaut, and her return to the company in 2022/23 is already planned. She recently enjoyed great success as Lisa (Queen of Spades) at Vilnius City Opera, which she co-founded, Marietta (Die tote Stadt / The Dead City) at La Scala Milan (house debut) and repeated her triumphal portrayal of Salome at this summer's Salzburg Festival. Asmik Grigorian will be making her debuts at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London with Jenůfa and Theater an der Wien with Norma. She can also be heard as Rusalka at the Teatro Real in Madrid and Chrysothemis in Elektra at the Salzburg Festival. Other forthcoming plans include her debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna State Opera, the Opéra National in Paris, the Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper in Berlin and the Bayreuth and Baden-Baden festivals. She opened the 2019 BBC Proms with Janâcek's Glagolitc Mass and made her debut at the Edinburgh International Fetstival in Eugene Onegin. Directors with whom she has worked have included Dmitri Tcherniakov, Romeo Castellucci, Claus Guth, Dalia Ibelhauptaité, Christof Loy, Barrie Kosky, Peter Konwitschny, Ivo van Hove, Ingo Kerkhof, Sir Jonathan Miller, Robert Wilson and Vasily Barkhatov. Asmik Grigorian was awarded the Golden Stage Cross by Lithuania, her home country.