Lianna Haroutounian

YEREVAN — Armen Karapetyan was born in Vardenis in 1970 and graduated from the vocal department of the Komitas Conservatory. The first time I met him in 2000, in Paris, he had just started his career as a baritone with his wife, soprano[...]

By Joshua Kosman SAN FRANCISCO (San Francisco Chronicle) — It’s no easy matter getting an opera audience to warm to the title character of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut.” She’s vain, flighty, materialistic — no, a straight-up[...]