Constantine Orbelian

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Constantine Orbelian, an acclaimed Armenian-American conductor and pianist, has been reinstated as director of Armenia’s national opera theater after winning a court battle against the government. Orbelian was[...]

LOS ANGELES — It was announced this week that a recording featuring Stephen Costello and the Kaunas City Symphony, led by Constantine Orbelian, has been nominated for the 2020 Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Solo Vocal[...]

PARIS — The controversy about the dismissal of three-time Grammy award nominee conductor Constantine Orbelian as managing or executive director of the Alexander Spendiaryan National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet continues to grow.[...]

By Michelle Ekizian Whether the recent grapevine gossip floating around in the Armenian press of the possible dismissal of conductor Constantine Orbelian from his dual post as artistic director and general manager of Yerevan’s Opera[...]

By Varoujan Avedikian Last week Armenian social and other media outlets exploded with the news that acting minister of culture has fired world renowned conductor and a graduate of Juilliard School (how many do we have of those?) Constantin[...]

By Sona Hamalian Mr. Prime Minister, This is one letter I wish I never had to write. Yet now I know I must, because passive resignation and complacency should no longer be requirements for those of us who call Armenia home, and because I[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL, Opera Wire) — Amid continuing angry protests against the sacking of the acclaimed Armenian-American director of Armenia’s national opera theater, the government pledged to at least delay the appointment of his[...]

By Sona Hamalian YEREVAN — Constantine Orbelian has received a Grammy nomination for his recording of Guiseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” The nomination, in the Best Opera Recording category, was announced by the Recording Academy on[...]

By Natalie Teperdjian YEREVAN — In 2016, when Constantine Orbelian received the call from Armenia asking him to become artistic director of the Yerevan Opera House, no one could have imagined that epic changes were on the horizon. Two[...]

By Sona Hamalian YEREVAN — On the evening of Sunday, July 8, an extraordinary concert was held in the main square of Goris, Armenia, in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the birth of legendary composer, musician, and conductor[...]