Arsen Soghomonyan made his debut as a tenor in March of 2017 as Cavaradossi in Tosca to great acclaim at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Opera Theatre in Moscow followed by performances of Canio in Pagliacci at the famous Teatro Degollado in Mexico. Prior to his debut as a tenor, Soghomonyan was the leading baritone of the Stanislavsky Theatre, where his repertoire included Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Germont in La traviata, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Eletsky in The Queen of Spades and Napoleon in Prokofiev’s War and Peace. He has also appeared as a Guest Artist at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
The 2018/19 season saw Soghomonyan’s debut at many of Europe’s most important theaters. He appeared as the title role in Otello with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Canio in Pagliacci at the Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, and Roberto in Le Villi with Opera Rara. In the 2019/20 season, he will make his United States debut at the Seattle Opera as Canio in Pagliacci and his role and house debut as Calaf in Turandot at the Rome Opera. On the concert platform, the tenor will appear with the London Philharmonic singing Verdi’s Requiem and with the Israel Philharmonic in Otello.
Born in Yerevan in 1983, Soghomonyan graduated from the Barkhudaryan music school, where he studied with L.Ter-Oganesyan. From 2000 to 2006, Soghomonyan studied with R. Hakobyants at the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, during which time he made his debut as a baritone in the role of Fiorello from Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Eduard Topchyan. He was subsequently invited to the Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, where he sang many of the leading baritone roles.
In 2006, Arsen Soghomonyan was awarded the State Prize of Armenia by the President of the Republic of Armenia. He also won First Prize at the Pavel Lisitsian International competition of opera singers in Vladikavkaz, where he received the Special Prize from the Lisitsian family and had the honor of participating in a masterclass with Pavel Lisitsian himself. Additionally, Soghomonyan has been a prizewinner at the Romansiada International Competition in Moscow, S. Manushko International Competition in Warsaw, and UNISA International Singing Competition in South Africa.
Soghomonyan has collaborated with such notable conductors as Vladimir Spivakov, Felix Korobov, Tugan Sokhiev, Alberto Zedda and many others.