Armenian tenor Liparit Avetisyan triumphs at the Golden Mask Awards
Armenian tenor, soloist of the Spendiaryan National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet Liparit Avetisyan has won a prestigious Golden Mask Award in the category of Best Opera Actor.
Armenian Ministry of Culture reports, the award-giving ceremony was held on April 19 at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre in Moscow.
To note, the Golden Mask is a Russian theatre festival and the National Theatre Award established in 1994 by the Theatre Union of Russia. The award is given to productions in all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, operetta and musical, and puppet theatre.
Liparit Avetisyan was born in Yerevan and studied at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and the Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan. His many roles with Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet include Alfredo and Don José (Carmen). His performances with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra include the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Rodolfo (La bohème) and in Verdi’s Requiem. In 2016, he made his debut with Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre as Des Grieux (Manon, new production) and has since sung Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and the Prince (The Love for Three Oranges, new production) for the company. Further engagements include Fenton (Falstaff, new production) for Cologne Opera and Rodolfo (La bohème) in Frankfurt.
Avetisyan has sung at the XXI International Music Festival Stars of the White Nights in Saint Petersburg, Moscow Easter Festival, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland, MustonenFest in Estonia and Midem Festival in France.
Avetisyan has collaborated with such conductors as Constantin Orbelian, Anton Orlov, Vahan Martirosyan, Lior Shambadal, Juozas Domarkas, Michael Guettler, Vladimir Jurovsky, and many others.
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