Topic: opera

MOSCOW — In October, Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan won the second prize at the Operalia 2021 world opera competition. Galoyan shared the second award with tenors Bekhzod Davronov (Uzbekistan) and Jonah Hoskins (US). Russian[...]

YEREVAN — Lyrical soprano and pianist Shake Makarian (born in 1931 in Kerman, Iran) occupies a place in the history of Iranian opera and classical music. She is the daughter of Araks Makarian (1907-2010), an active figure in the[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — For the multitude of guests who ventured to the St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral Complex and Diocesan Center on the evening of Thursday, October 7, it was a festive homecoming: a resumption of the vital[...]

By Joshua Barone BAYREUTH, Germany (New York Times) — Asmik Grigorian was hungry after all. The soprano, whose debut at the Bayreuth Festival the evening before had been met with a roaring ovation, initially ordered an espresso to[...]

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[...]