Armenian tenor Liparit Avetisyan makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season as Alfredo Germont (La traviata).
Avetisyan was born in Yerevan and studied at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and the Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan. His many roles with Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet include Alfredo and Don José (Carmen). His performances with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra include the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Rodolfo (La bohème) and in Verdi’s Requiem. In 2016 he made his debut with Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre as Des Grieux (Manon, new production) and has since sung Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and the Prince (The Love for Three Oranges, new production) for the company. Further engagements include Fenton (Falstaff, new production) for Cologne Opera and Rodolfo (La bohème) in Frankfurt.
Avetisyan has sung at the XXI International Music Festival Stars of the White Nights in Saint Petersburg, Moscow Easter Festival, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival in Poland, MustonenFest in Estonia and Midem Festival in France. He regularly appears in recital at St John’s Smith Square, and performed in benefit concerts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with Evgeny Kissin at Carnegie Hall and the Music Center at Strathmore.
Avetisyan is making his Royal Opera debut as Alfredo with support from the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Cover Awards.