Topic: opera

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

By Gerald Papasian Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — Dikran Tchouhadjian’s operatic heritage is unquestionably worth adorning the stages of prestigious opera houses. For many reasons, some obvious to all (the[...]

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[...]

By Hagop Vartivarian NEWARK, N.J. – The artist Arshile Gorky’s life was transformed into a musical theater opera called “Gorky’s Dream Garden” by composer Michelle Ekizian. It was performed on[...]

NEW YORK — “Gorky’s Dream Garden” will be performed at the Newark Museum of Art in a site-specific Love Songs Showscape chamber preview on Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m.[...]

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[...]

By Joshua Kosman SAN FRANCISCO (San Francisco Chronicle) — Lianna Haroutounian’s back-to-back Puccini performances with the San Francisco Opera in recent years — a formidable 2014 company debut as Tosca followed[...]