Nina Minasyan was born in Armenia and became a soloist at the Yerevan Conservatory Opera Studio in 2010. A prize-winner at the Tatevik Sazandaryan and Pavel Lisitsian singing competition in 2011, she joined the programme for young artists at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and perfected her skills under the guidance of Elena Obraztsova, Evgeny Nesterenko, Lyubov Orfenova, Mzia Bachtouridze and Diane Zola.
She made her stage debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Xenia in Boris Godunov, and in The Queen of Spades, The Love for Three Oranges, Prince Igor, L’Enfant et les sortilèges, and Così fan tutte. She has performed in concert at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and at New York’s Carnegie Hall. In 2015, she made her Deutsche Oper debut in Berlin and sang Gilda in Rigoletto at the Bolshoi Theatre under the direction of Evelino Pidò. She later sang the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and at the Opéra national de Paris. She perfomed Norina in Don Pasquale at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and then made debut performances at La Monnaie and Teatro Real de Madrid in The Golden Cockerel.