Topic: opera

NEW YORK— Constantine Orbelian is a man with a plan; he is fully immersed in his plans as the new conductor and music director of New York City Opera (NYCO). He is also happy that he is finally back home in New York. As with the rest of[...]

NEW YORK — New York City Opera (Michael Capasso, General Director) has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed conductor and pianist Constantine Orbelian as the company’s music director and principal conductor. Orbelian[...]

FOREST HILLS, N.Y. —  Internationally renowed opera singer Anita Terzian-Titus passed away from congestive heart failure at North Shore Hospital in Forest Hills, NY, on January 20. Anita Terzian was born on October 12, 1945 in Teheran,[...]

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Composer Michelle Ekizian’s ‘Gorky’s Dream Garden’ described recently in ‘Broadway World’ as a “genre bending hybrid opera” inspired by the dramatic life and art of the great abstract-expressionist 20th[...]

(Editor’s Note: This review from fall 2019 preview is reprinted now to announce two January 2021 on-line events. As an official selection of the Ridgewood Guild International (Virtual) Film Festival, the show’s 90-minute documentary[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator TREVISO/YEREVAN — Italian composer and conductor Gianni Ephrikian has collaborated with numerous artists of all musical genres. He has produced several records on his record label[...]

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is thrilled to be teaching, singing and performing. She has just released a new CD featuring the music of three composers about King Tigran the Great. The CD, titled “The Other[...]

YEREVAN (Panorama.am) — The Yerevan Opera House will show its opera and ballet performances and concerts on Facebook starting Tuesday, March 17. “You can stay home and watch Karen Khachaturian’s brilliant ballet ‘Cipollino’ on[...]

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[...]

YEREVAN (Combined sources) —  Armenian Members of Parliament will sent a letter of protest to the German parliament regarding the controversial cancellation of Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan’s performance in Dresden after of an[...]