Hovhannes Ayvazyan


Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist

• Honoured Artist of the Republic of Armenia (2017)
• Recipient of the Armenian Presidential Prize (2009)
• Prize-winner at the Gohar Gasparyan Pan-Armenian Solo Singing Competition (Yerevan, 2008; 1st prize)
• Prize-winner at the Tatevik Sazandaryan Republican Competition of Singers (Yerevan, 2007; 2nd prize)

Hovhannes Ayvazyan was born in 1983 in Yerevan. In 2011 he graduated from the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan (class of Sergei Danielyan).

Hovhannes Ayvazyan is a soloist with the Alexander Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre (Yerevan).

He made his debut at the Mariinsky Theatre in Tosca in 2013 and then sang the part of Manrico in the premiere of a new production of Il trovatore (December 2013).

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Manrico (Il trovatore)
Don Alvaro (La forza del destino)
Don Carlo (Don Carlo)
Radamès (Aida)
Otello (Verdi’s Otello)
Canio (Pagliacci)
Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana)
Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca)
Luigi (Il tabarro)
Dick Johnson (La fanciulla del West)
The Unknown Prince (Calaf) (Turandot)

Repertoire also includes: Don José (Carmen), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Alfredo Germont (La traviata), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Pollione (Norma), the Pretender (Grishka Otrepiev) (Boris Godunov) and Andrea Chénier in the eponymous opera.

As a guest soloist he has performed at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow, the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, the State Opera of Tatarstan (Kazan), the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus (Minsk), the Teatro Massimo Bellini (Catania, Sicily), the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera (Warsaw), Oper Frankfurt, the Royal Danish Opera (Copenhagen), Palm Beach Opera and others. He performed the tenor part in Mozart’s Requiem at the Musikverein in Vienna and appeared in an opera gala at Geneva’s Victoria Hall. Since 2010 the singer has collaborated with Opera Belcanto of South Simcoe (now Opera Belcanto of York, Vaughan, Ontario). In 2017 Ayvazyan performed the part of Radamès in Aida at the Arena di Verona Opera Festival.
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