Armenian tenor Liparit Avetisyan is rapidly gaining attention at leading theaters around the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Opera Australia, Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg State Opera and Cologne Opera. In the 2019/20 season, he will make several significant debuts: his debut at the Bavarian State Opera as Alfredo in La Traviata, his debut at the Zürich Opera in the same role, and his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival as Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore. Avetisyan will also reprise the role of Alfredo at Covent Garden and in Dresden and Hamburg.
In the 2018/19 season, the tenor made his role debut as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and appeared as the Duke in Rigoletto at the Semperoper Dresden. He recently appeared in the same role for his return to Opera Australia and will soon make his North American debut at the Seattle Opera. In the 2017/18 season, the tenor sang Alfredo at the Bolshoi Theatre, Hamburg State Opera, Berlin State Opera and Semperoper Dresden, and appeared as Rodolfo in La Boheme at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He made his French stage debut as Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg, returned to the Cologne Opera as Alfredo and the Duke, and appeared as Nemorino in Dresden. Avetisyan also returned to Covent Garden for their spring gala and sang his first Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Peralada Festival.
After making his European stage debut as Fenton in the new production of Falstaff at the Cologne Opera in October of 2016, Avetisyan was invited to make several other important debuts in the 2016/17 season: Rodolfo with the Frankfurt Opera, Alfredo in La Traviata with Opera Australia, 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 October of 2015, Avetisyan sang Don José 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 young 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, Eduard Topchyan, Michael Guettler, Vladimir Jurovsky, and many others.