Varduhi Abrahamyan
Mezzo-soprano

Season 17/18 Artist

Varduhi Abrahamyan was born into a family of musicians and trained at the Yerevan Conservatory. She has made numerous appearances at the Paris Opera, performing in L’Italiana in Algeri (Isabella), L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Ottone), Giulio Cesare (Cornelia), The Queen of Spades (Pauline), and Rigoletto (Maddalena). She also sang the role of Lydia Tchoukovskaia in the world premiere production of Bruno Mantovani’s Akhmatova. Her other roles include Malcolm (La Donna del lago) at the Theater an der Wien, the title role of Carmen in Toulon, Néris (Cherubini’s Médée) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Arsace (Semiramide) at the Montpellier Opera, Nerestano (Bellini’s Zaira) at the Radio France Festival in Montpellier, Pauline (The Queen of Spades) and Bersi (Andrea Chénier) with Pinchas Steinberg conducting at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, Manuel de Falla’s El Amour Brujo at the Théâtre du Châtelet with Marc Minkowski conducting, Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice) in Versailles, Marseille and Saint-Étienne, Polinesso (Ariodante) at Geneva's Grand Théâtre, and Bradamante (Alcina) at the Zurich Opera alongside Cecilia Bartoli. More recently, she sang Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini at the Rome Opera, Dalila (Samson et Dalila) at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia (where she made debut appearances in 2015 in Norma and Nabucco), Carmen at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, Hamburg’s Staatsoper, Palermo’s Teatro Massimo and the Paris Opera, Arsace at the Marseille Opera and in Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Polinesso (Ariodante) at the Canadian Opera Company of Toronto, and Malcolm in La Donna del lago at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro. Varduhi Abrahamyan’s concert repertoire includes Verdi's Requiem at the Festival de Saint-Denis with the Orchestre de Paris and Myung-Whun Chung conducting, Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Nicola Luisotti conducting and at the Philharmonie de Paris with Jesús López-Cobos conducting, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Martigny and Lugano with Cecilia Bartoli, Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder at the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, Dvořák's Stabat Mater at the Festival de Saint-Denis with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra under Jakub Hruša.

Projects:
Mrs Quickly (Falstaff) at the Paris Opera. 

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