Aram Khachaturian Competition a wonderful opportunity for young artists, John Fisher says
“Aram Khachaturian International Competition is a major event. Being held in “Vocal” category this year, it enables the singers to have their performances heard by theatrical directors, managers and organizers from different countries of the world,” jury member of the Aram Khachaturian Competition, Deputy Director of Music Administration at the Metropolitan Theatre John Fisher said in an interview with Panorama.am.
Fisher noted that typically he seeks vocal quality, timbre, strong technical base at the competition, together with expression of imagination, good sense of language and musicality.
Speaking about the current trends in opera singing, Fisher said that today the opera singers are better trained in technical and musical aspects. “Certainly the art of singing has more or less been the same, with the style, interpretation manner and beautiful timbre always being important,” he added.
Asked what expectorations the 21st century audience has from opera performances, J. Fisher noted that the audience wants to watch well developed, interesting and charismatic performances with beautiful energy and compelling songs. In his words, a very beautiful and persuasive drama is also expected.
To note, 13th Aram Khachaturian International Competition is to be held in “Vocal” specialty for the first time. The competition is set to kick off on 6 June, the day of Aram Khachaturian’s birthday. The Jury is chaired by Konstantin Orbelian.
The Aram Khachaturian International Competition is organized due to the joint efforts of Armenia’s Ministry of Culture, “Aram Khachaturian Competition” International Foundation and Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, under the patronage of RA First Lady Rita Sargsyan.
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