Varduhi Khachatryan

Varduhi Khachatryan

Mezzo-Soprano

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2006Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza

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Armenian mezzo-soprano, with the unbelievable purity of her voice, low and hearty, with her extraordinary technique as well as her elegant and at the same time dramatic stage presence, encouraged many grand amatures of the lyric.Since an early age, mezzo-soprano was deeply involved in art life. Varduhi&rsquos father, famous basse-bariton and People’s Artist (National Artist) of the Republic of Armenia, initiated Varduhi into classical music in her early childhood. At the age of 7 she enters Musical school where she studies piano and vocal simultaneously. She continues her studies in Musical college after "Romanos Melikyan", afterwards in Yerevan State Musical Conservatory after Komitas from where she recieves her diplomas of soloist and pedagogy.She made her debute in 1996 in the Opera Theatre of Yerevan, interpreting the role of Parandzem in "Arshak II" by T.Tchukhatchyan. Varduhi has been a soloist in the same theatre since 1997 where she played the roles of Carmen in"Carmen" by G. Bizet, Pauline in "The Queen of Spades" ("La Dame de Pique") by P. I. Tchaykovsky, Azucena in "Il Trovatore", Amneris in "Aida" by G. Verdi, Adalgisa in "Norma" by V. Bellini as well as other celebrated roles.In 2004 she receives the National Award "Artavazd" in the "Best opera actress of the year" category.Her professional experience in Europe starts in 1999, when she wins the International Contest of "Chant à Liège"(Belgium). During the following two years she becomes laureate of seven international competitions. In 2001 Varduhi wins the Grand Prix Maria Callas of Athens and the 1st prize in Montserrat Caballe International Singing Contest. The latter permitted her to obtain several bookings, invitations to prestigious festivals and many interesting offers from artistic agents.She sang, amongst the others, in the Bolshoy Theatre (Moscow), Bunka Kaykan Theatre (Tokyo), in Teatro di Verdi (Sassari), in Teatro Sperimentale di Spoleto, in Grand Théâtre de Genève, "Festival Euro Mediterraneo" in Rome, in"Festival Castell de Peralada" in Spain, in MIDEM Festival in Cannes, in festival "Suoni di Primavera” in Italy, in"Flâneries Musicales d’Eté" of Reims, in Festival d’Ambronay in France.Varduhi sang with Montserrat Caballe, Angela Ghiorghiu, Cecilia Gasdia, José Cura, Carlos Almaguer, Franco Vassallo, under the direction of Pierre Dominique Ponnelle, Alexander Joel, Fabio Pirona, Adrian Leaper, Werner Pfaff, Miguel Ortega, Gabor Takacs-Nagy etc.She also performs concerts and recitals in the Salle Gaveau of Paris, in London Royal Festival Hall, Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, Victoria Hall of Geneva, Montreux Stravinsky Auditorium, in cities as Prague, Montréal, Rome, Catane, Madrid, Munich, Athens, Barcelona, Vienna, Copenhagen, Brussels, etc.Varduhi’s repertoire ranged from the roles of Adalgisa in "Norma" by Bellini, Azucena in "Il Trovatore" by Verdi, Carmen in "Carmen" by Bizet, Amneris in "Aida" by Verdi, Charlotte in "Werther" by Massenet, Stephano in "Roméo et Juliette" by Gounod, Fenena in "Nabucco" by Verdi, Preziosilla in "I Vespri Siciliani" by Verdi, Santuzza in "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni, Kundry in "Parsifal" by Wagner, Paulina in "The Queen of Spades" ("La Dame de Pique") by Tchaikovsky, Olga in "Eugene Onegin" by Tchaikovsky.She participated in a TV program "Klassisch!" in Munich and appears very often on MEZZO TV channel.Varduhi has also performed in film-opera "Norma" by Bellini directed by DECCA (DVD), in "Ode to Joy" by Aram Khatchatourian (CD, England), in "Dedication to Komitas" (CD, Yerevan), in "Cinderella" by Franc Martin (CD, Geneva), in "Ave Maria" (CD, Yerevan)Her large repertoire ranges from baroque to the contamporary, as well as German Lieders, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian and Armenian composers melodies. Moreover, she sings (performs) in seven languages.Her professional background motivated her to create the cultural association "AVETIS" in 2011. The association is aimed at promoting experienced artists and discovering young talents.
liric repertoire
Bellini
I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI
Romeo
Bellini
NORMA
Adalgisa
Bizet
CARMEN
Carmen
Bizet
CARMEN
Mercedes
Cilea
ADRIANA LECOUVREUR
La Prncipessa di Bouillon
Cimarosa
Il MATRIMONIO SEGRETO
Fidalma
Donizetti
ANNA BOLENA
Smeton
Donizetti
LA FAVORITA
Leonora di Guzman
Donizetti
LINDA DI CHAMOUNIX
Pierotto
Donizetti
LUCREZIA BORGIA
Maggio Orsini
Gounod
FAUST
Siébel
Gounod
ROMEO ET JULIETTE
Stephano
Mascagni
CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
Santuzza, Lola
Massenet
DON QUICHOTTE
Dulcinée
Massenet
WERTHER
Charlotte
Meyerbeer
LES HUGUENOTS
Urbain
Monteverdi
INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA
Ottavia, Nerone
Mozart
COSI' FAN TUTTE
Dorabella
Mozart
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
Cherubino
Mozart
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Sesto e Annio
Offenbach
LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN
Nicklaus, Giulietta
Ponchielli
LA GIOCONDA
Laura
Puccini
MADAMA BUTTERFLY
Suzuki
Rimsky-Korsakov
TSARSKAYA NEVESTA
Lyubasha
Rossini
LA GAZZA LADRA
Pippo
Rossini
L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI
Isabella
Rossini
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA
Rosina
Rossini
LA CENERENTOLA
Angelina
Rossini
LA DONNA DEL LAGO
Malcom Groeme, Elena
Saint-Saëns
SAMSON ET DALILA
Dalila
Strauss, J.
DIE FLEDERMAUS
Principe Orlofsky
Tchaikovsky
LA DAMA DI PICCHE
Polina
Tchaikovsky
ORLEANSKAJA DEVA
Jeanne d'Arc
Tchaikovsky
EVGENIJ ONEGIN
Olga
Thomas
MIGNON
Mignon
Verdi
AIDA
Amneris
Verdi
DON CARLOS
Eboli
Verdi
IL TROVATORE
Azucena
Verdi
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Preziosilla
Verdi
NABUCCO
Fenena
Wagner
PARSIFAL
Kundry

concert repertoire
Bach
PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHAEUM
Beethoven
SINFONIA N. 9
Berlioz
ROMEO ET JULIETTE
Britten
WAR REQUIEM
Bruckner
TE DEUM
Dvorák
STABAT MATER
Händel
MESSIAH
Khachaturian
ODA RADOSTI
Mahler
SYMPHONIE Nr. 3
Mahler
SYMPHONIE Nr. 2
Mahler
SYMPHONIE Nr. 8
Mendelssohn
ELIAS
Mendelssohn
DIE ERSTE WALPURGISNACHT
Mozart
MISSA K427
Mozart
REQUIEM
Orff
CARMINA BURANA
Pergolesi
STABAT MATER
Prokofiev
ALEXSANDER NEVSKY
Rossini
STABAT MATER
Rossini
PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE
Schumann
REQUIEM
Verdi
MESSA DA REQUIEM
Vivaldi
GLORIA
Vivaldi
STABAT MATER

Berio
Folk songs
de Falla
Canciones Populares Españolas
Mendelssohn
Hymne op. 96
Rachmaninoff
Romances
Schoenberg
Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten
Schumann
Frauenliebe und Leben
Schumann
Myrten
R. Strauss
Vier letzte Lieder
Wagner
Wesendonck-Lieder



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Bellini "Norma"



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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana Santuzza Immediately 2006

Awards

13th International Voice Competition in Verviers, Belgium
2016
8th International Voice Competition "Julian Gayarre" in Pamplona, Spain
2016
International Voice Competition "Vincenzo Bellini" in Sicilia, Italy
2016
International Voice Competition "Grand Prix Maria Callas" in Athens
2016
International Voice Competition "Montserrat Caballé" in Sant Julià de Lòria
2016
International Voice Competition of Viterbo City, Italy
2016
National Prize "Artavazd" for best singer of the year, Armenia
2016
International Voice Competition "Vincenzo Bellini" in Caltanissetta
2016
"Komitas" Medal of the RA Ministry of Diaspora
2016