After making his European stage debut as Fenton in the new production of Falstaff at the Cologne Opera in October of 2016, Armenian tenor Liparit Avetisyan was invited to make several other important debuts in the 2016/17 season: Rodolfo in La Boheme with the Frankfurt Opera, Alfredo in La Traviata with Opera Australia in Sydney, and Alfredo at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He also returned to Covent Garden to make his role debut as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore. In the 2017/18 season, Avetisyan sings Alfredo at the Hamburg State Opera, Berlin State Opera and Semperoper Dresden, and appears as Rodolfo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He will also make his French stage debut as Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg, return to Cologne as Alfredo and the Duke in Rigoletto, and appear as Nemorino in Dresden.
In October of 2015, Avetisyan sang Don Jose in Alexander Titel’s new production of Carmen in Yekaterinburg, subsequently making his Moscow debut in January of 2016 as Des Grieux in the new production of Massenet’s Manon at the Staniskalvy-Nemirovich-Danchenko Opera. He returned there in June of 2016 as the Prince in the new staging of Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges and as Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Avetisyan also participated in the company’s tour of China in Carmen.
Born in Yerevan in 1990, Liparit Avetisyan moved to Crimea with his parents, where he graduated from music school. From 2008 to 2011, Avetisyan studied with B. Kudryavtsev at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, later transferring to the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan to study with R. Hakobyants. During his studies, Avetisyan won Second Prize in both the Maria Biesu International Singing Competition and the III Muslim Magomaev International Vocalists Contest. At the Armenian National Academic Opera, he has sung Alfredo, Don Jose, and the old Gypsy in Aleko. Avetisyan sang his first performances of Rodolfo, the Duke in Rigoletto, and the Verdi and Mozart Requiems with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Also active on the concert stage in recent years, Avetisyan 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.
Avetisyan has collaborated with such conductors as Constantin Orbelian, Anton Orlov, Vahan Martirosyan, Lior Shambadal, Juozas Domarkas, Michael Guettler, Vladimir Jurovsky, and many others.