“Remember the name Liparit Avetisyan because that way you’ll be ahead of the game when he becomes a star”. His “bel canto” has a wonderfully easy flow with brilliant, sweet, high notes, and “tenor sobs”. The colour with which he uses it makes people hold their breath.
A sensational, stylish Duke, swagger, but also elegant. He is an aristocratic bastard bearing something of the young Pavarotti in his demeanor and Italianate tenor. His Alfredo is excitable and impulsive with a fresh voice, and ardent manners. His singing has an exceptional poetic quality to the best of that can be utterly beguiling. Liparit’s “Un Di Felice” is marvelous in its amorous warmth and tenderness. He is good in humorous roles as well. He was called the funniest Nemorino who stole the hurts of the audience. He was like Charlie Chaplin in glorious Technicolor and the absolute highlight of the show. This is how authoritative music critics and great musicians of the opera world describe Liparit Avetisyan.
Armenian tenor Liparit Avetisyan made his European debut in the autumn of 2016 as Fenton in a new production of Falstaff at the Cologne Opera and has since been acknowledged as one of the most exciting lyric tenors of his generation. After his debut in Cologne, other international debuts followed in rapid succession at such leading theaters as the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Zürich Opera, Opera Australia, Bayerische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, Frankfurt Opera, Hamburg State Opera and Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg, Seattle Opera, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, he was a guest artist of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre from 2017-2019. His roles have included Alfredo in La Traviata, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Des Grieux in Manon, Don José in Carmen, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Vaudémont in Iolanta and Lensky in Eugene Onegin.
Avetisyan’s recent highlights include Alfredo and Duke of Mantua at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Vaudémont in Iolanta with the Berlin Philharmonic. Avetisyan made his house debut at the Easter Festival Baden-Baden as Vaudémont and at the Den Norske Opera in Oslo as Duke. He will return to Dresden as Rodolfo in La Bohème and to Zürich as Duke in Rigoletto.
Avetisyan recorded the role of Cassio in Verdi’s Otello for Sony Classical (2020) with Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, starring Carlos Alvarez as Iago, Federica Lombardi as Desdemona. Music Director: Sir Antonio Pappano, Orchestra e Choro dell‘Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. The BBC Music Magazine wrote that Liparit Avetisyan as Cassio has the most exquisite youthful heroic tone one could wish for. The album is the Opus Klassik 2021 Award Winner. It has been named “Opera Recording of the Year” (up to the 19th century).
He also active on the concert stage in recent years, he has appeared at the XXI International Music Festival Stars of the White Nights in Saint Petersburg, Easter Festival in Moscow, Beethoven Fest in Poland, Mustonen Fest in Estonia, and Midem Fest in France. He also performed in benefit concerts dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide with Evgeni Kissin at Carnegie Hall and the Music Center at Strathmore in Washington.
The tenor has collaborated with the great conductors of our days including Sir Antonio Pappano, Daniel Oren, Kirill Petrenko, Fabio Luisi, Antonello Manacorda, Bertrand de Billy, the opera stars such as Pretty Yende, Federica Lombardi, Sonya Yoncheva, Lisette Oropesa, Ailyn Pérez, Placido Domingo, Carlos Álvarez, Jonas Kaufmann and many others.
Since 2016 Avetisyan has been a leading artist of the Armenian Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre, he sang Alfredo, Don José and the young Gypsy in Rachmaninoff’s Aleko. He debuted as the Duke in Rigoletto, sang Rodolfo in La bohème, Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville as well as the tenor part in Verdi’s and Mozart’s Requiems and Mahler’s, “Das Lied von der Erde” with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of its artistic director and principal conductor Eduard Topchjan.
Born in Yerevan Liparit Avetisyan studied at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory from 2008 to 2011, later he was transferred to the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan to study under the leadership of professor Rafayel Hakobyants. During his studies, Avetisyan won Second Prize in both the Maria Biesu International Singing Competition and the III Muslim Magomaev International Vocalists Contest. In 2017 he was awarded the prestigious National Theatre Award “GOLDEN MASK” as the Best Opera Actor for the role of Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon, as well as the Onegin National Opera Award as the best guest artist (Saint Petersburg, 2016), Artavazd National Theater Award as the best actor of the year (Yerevan, 2016) and Swallow Music Awards as the best opera singer of the year (Yerevan, 2017). Liparit Avetisyan is the Honored Artist of the Republic of Armenia.