WORCESTER — Talents of the World, an international concert organization, is presenting “A Musical Duel of Tenors and Baritones” in three venues across the US: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA on March 31 at 7:30 p.m.; First Church in Cambridge, MA on April 1 at 7 p.m.; and Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, on April 9 at 7 p.m..
This project already has enjoyed immense success in Europe, but it is coming to the US for the first time.
Participating will be artists from around the world: Australia, Russia, Armenia, Mexico, USA, France, Ukraine and Georgia. It is a truly international event, featuring famous hits from opera, operetta and Broadway.
Also, only in Worcester: Talents of the World will be collaborating with Worcester’s own soprano, Jane Shivick, winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition and with Greater Worcester Opera under the tutelage of GWO’s Executive Director and a famous soprano, Elaine Crane.
Representing Armenia will be critically-acclaimed baritone Vago Ohanyan, soloist with New York City Opera, recipient of the Medal for Arts and Culture from the Ministry of Culture in Armenia, conductor and Artistic director of Armenian choir of New York.
Ohanyan was born in Armenia. In 2007 he performed in New York in a concert production of Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” singing Silvio. At the New York City Opera, he debuted as Sid in Puccini’s “La Fanciulla Del West.” In March, he performed with the Bachanalia Orchestra at St. Peter’s Church. He recorded a CD with Carlos Luis Garcia of Puccini’s opera “Il Tabarro.”