Opera star pays heartfelt tribute to Jonathan Miller

Opera star pays heartfelt tribute to Jonathan Miller


norman lebrecht

February 19, 2020

Asmik Grigorian has learned belatedly of the death, 3 months ago, of the English polymath:

I did not know. ..
He was the one who influenced my last choice to become an opera soloist at a crucial time.
He was the one,who took my hand and told me that i will manage to fight all my fears.

He was the one who brought me to the LNOBT. it was my debut in my country.

He was the one I carried in my heart all 16 years of my career with biggest gratefulness.
He is the one,i will carry in my heart and memory till the end.
He is my first director.
Jonathan Miller
Thank you for everything Jonathan!
Rest in peace.
I will never forget.



  • Charles Clark-Maxwell says:

    A lesson to us all. Ms Grigorian is so busy doing stuff that she doesn’t have the time to pore over the press and Slipped Disc. So gets behind.

  • Mike Schachter says:

    Late but most certainly not formulaic

  • john kelly says:

    May I add that Mr Miller had a spectacular eye for talent in the case of Ms Grigorian. I suggest viewers go to Youtube and find her Butterfly (Stockholm) and the finale of Suor Angelica. A superb actress. Supposedly coming to the Met next season for Salome. Let’s hope so. Butterfly would be good too……….