Armenia: Vazgen Ghazaryan

Vazgen Ghazaryan from Armenia

Last updated: 22 June 2011

Born 1978

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competitor

Vazgen Ghazaryan won the 2004 Young Opera Singers' Competition in Yerevan, Armenia and in 2010 won the Aurio Tomicich bass prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Musica Viotti in Italy.

Now in his fourth season at Theater Erfurt, roles performed there include: the title role in Boito's Mefistofele, Titurel Parsifal, Bartolo Le nozze di Figaro, Banquo Macbeth, Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia and Colline La bohème. Vazgen has sung Sarastro Die Zauberflöte at venues throughout Europe, including Genoa, Stresa, Erfurt and with the Armenian State Opera.

In 2007, Vazgen sang Zaccaria Nabucco at the Opera Classica Festival in Bad Schwalbach and returned the following year to sing Ramfis Aida, a role he has also sung in Craiova, Romania. In 2006 he sang in Shostakovich's The Nose at Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon. Vazgen's concert repertoire includes the bass solos in Rossini's Stabat Mater, Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Messiah. Solo recital repertoire includes Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death and Shostakovich's Songs of our Days.

His 2010/11 engagements include Hunding Die Walküre with the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow with Kent Nagano and Vodnik Rusalka at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg.

In his spare time, Vazgen enjoys tennis, rock music and computers.

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