The Pharos Arts Foundation opens its 2023 season with a recital by the sensational Liparit Avetisyan – one of the most celebrated young tenors in Europe today, described by the BBC Music Magazine as “the most exquisite youthful heroic tone one could wish for”.
For his debut in Cyprus on January 26 at The Shoe Factory, he will be accompanied by pianist Lilit Hakobyan to perform an exciting programme of operatic arias and an assortment of art songs from all over the world.
The Armenian opera singer made his European debut in 2016 at the Cologne Opera and has gained worldwide fame ever since, singing some of the most impressive operatic leading roles in the world’s most prestigious opera venues – the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Zürich Opera, Opera Australia, Frankfurt Opera, Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Opera du Rhin in Strasbourg, Seattle Opera and Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow among others.
During his career, he has portrayed the important roles of Fenton, Alfredo and Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s Falstaff, La Traviata, José in Bizet’s Carmen, and Count Almaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Since 2016, he has also been a leading artist of the Armenian Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre, and besides the leading tenor roles in several operas, he sang the tenor parts in Verdi’s and Mozart’s Requiems and Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
On January 26 as he is joined by Armenian pianist Hakobyan, Liparit will perform operatic arias by Verdi, Donizetti, Massenet, Tchaikovsky, Arutunian and Rachmaninov as well as a selection of respected traditional and art songs from the international repertoire.
Voice and Piano Recital
With tenor Liparit Avetisyan and pianist Lilit Hakobyan. January 26. The Shoe Factory, Nicosia. 8.30pm. €20. www.pharosartsfoundation.org. Tel: 22-663871