Baritone

Gevorg Hakobyan

Introduction

Armenian dramatic baritone Gevorg Hakobyan studied at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan with Maestro Sergey Danielyan. In 2008, Gevorg was awarded both the Gold Medal and First Prize at the prestigious First International Pavel Lisitsian Baritone Competition in Moscow, and in 2011 was recognised as a Merited Artist of the Republic of Armenia.

Gevorg starts the 2019/20 season as Scarpia at Teatro Regio Torino in Tosca. A sought-after guest of the Bolshoi Theatres, Gevorg then returns to Bolshoi by invitation of Tugan Sokhiev as Tomsky in Pique Dame, Gryaznoi in The Tsar’s Bride, Ibn-Hakia in Iolanta and Mazeppa (title role). Gevorg then returns to Oper Frankfurt as Don Carlo di Vargas (La forza del destino).

Recent highlights include Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta) at Palau de les Arts Valencia, Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) at Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa and The Bolshoi Theatre as Gryaznoi in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, Renato in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera and Tomsky in Tchaikvosky’s Pique Dame and the Mariinsky Theatre as Scarpia (Tosca).


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Performance Schedule

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    20:00 23 Oct 2019 Teatro Regio Torino, TORINO

    GIACOMO PUCCINI Tosca

    Floria Tosca: Carmen Giannattasio
    Mario Cavaradossi: Jonathan Tetelman
    Baron Scarpia: Gevorg Hakobyan
    Spoletta: Bruno Lazzaretti
    Cesare Angelotti: Romano Dal Zovo

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    20:00 25 Oct 2019 Teatro Regio Torino, TORINO

    GIACOMO PUCCINI Tosca

    Floria Tosca: Carmen Giannattasio
    Mario Cavaradossi: Jonathan Tetelman
    Baron Scarpia: Gevorg Hakobyan
    Spoletta: Bruno Lazzaretti
    Cesare Angelotti: Romano Dal Zovo

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    15:00 29 Oct 2019 Teatro Regio Torino, TORINO

    GIACOMO PUCCINI Tosca

    Floria Tosca: Carmen Giannattasio
    Mario Cavaradossi: Jonathan Tetelman
    Baron Scarpia: Gevorg Hakobyan
    Spoletta: Bruno Lazzaretti
    Cesare Angelotti: Romano Dal Zovo

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    19:00 29 Nov 2019 Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, MOSCOW

    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Pique Dame/Queen of Spades

    Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
    Herman: Oleg Dolgov
    Tomsky: Gevorg Hakobyan
    Yeletsky: Andrei Potaturin
    Chekalinsky: Marat Gali
    Surin: Alexander Naumenko
    Chaplitsky: Bekhzod Davronov
    The Countess: Svetlana Shilova
    Liza: Anna Nechaeva

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    19:00 01 Dec 2019 Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, MOSCOW

    PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Pique Dame/Queen of Spades

    Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
    Herman: Oleg Dolgov
    Tomsky: Gevorg Hakobyan
    Yeletsky: Andrei Potaturin
    Chekalinsky: Marat Gali
    Surin: Alexander Naumenko
    Chaplitsky: Bekhzod Davronov
    The Countess: Svetlana Shilova
    Liza: Anna Nechaeva

Press

 
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    22 Jun 19 Puccini TOSCA (Scarpia)
    Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

    “[…] this evening, a scary, demonic Scarpia, Gevorg Hakobyan, took us on a journey to the darkest side of the human mind . The Armenian’s “Va, Tosca!” blended in a ubiquitous surge of negative energy with the divine sacrament…”
    Martin Kajzar, operaplus

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    25 Jan 19 Tchaikovsky Pique Dame (Tomsky)
    Oper Stuttgart

    “The Armenian baritone Gevorg Hakobyan impresses greatly in Tomsky’s role as the catalyst of action. His voice has a rich tone and dark weight. In the famous ballad of the three cards, he sings expressively, dramatically and with a brilliant diction.”
    capriccio.se

    “Armenian baritone Gevorg Hakobyan (Tomsky) presented brilliantly vivid vocal images, as well as successful possession of the stage situation.”
    Adelina Efimenko

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    08 Jun 18 Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana
    Teatro Massimo Palermo

    “Stentoreo, chiaro e preciso l’Alfio di Gevorg Hakobyan, puntuale nei confronti e a proprio agio nel performare attraversando a larghe campate il grande palco palermitano”

    Gevorg Hakobyan’s Alfio is resonating, clear and precise; punctual in his exchanges and rather agile performing across the entire wide span of the Palermo stage

    Giovanni Messina, GB Opera, 10 June 2018

    “Proprio il Compar Alfio di Gevorg Hakobyan mette in mostra il suono roboante del timbro baritonale da tipico repertorio verista”

    “Gevorg Hakobyan demonstrates the thunderous sound of a baritone timbre of typical veristic repertoire”

    Caterina de Simone, Opera Click, 18 June 2018

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    05 Apr 18 Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

    Gevorg Hakobyan ha voce abbastanza potente, buona dizione italiana e mostra un fraseggio studiato e anti-retorico. Crea un ottimo Alfio: cupo come le scene, dalla postura e dai gesti estremamente sorvegliati, dallo sguardo severo fin dal suo ingresso in scena, con la ben cantata cavatina Il cavallo scalpita.”

    Gevorg Hakobyan has a fairly powerful voice, good Italian diction and demonstrates a studied and anti-rhetorical phrasing. He creates an excellent Alfio: sombre like the scenery, with extremely controlled posture and gestures and a stern gaze right from his entrance onto the stage, with his well-sung cavatina Il cavallo scalpita.”

    Michelangelo Pecoraro, Opera Click, 11 April 2018

    “Armenian baritone Gevorg Hakobyan showed sensitive colouring as Alfio, later a scheming Tonio in Pagliacci.”

    Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack, 06 April 2018

    “Alfred Kim (Turiddu) e Gevorg Hakobyan (Alfio) hanno voci di notevole qualità e soprattutto molto robuste.”

    Alfred Kim (Turiddu) and Gevorg Hakobyan (Alfio) have voices of notable quality which are especially robust.

    Mauro Mariani, Giornale della Musica, 06 April 2018

Repertoire

OPERA

Puccini
Tosca Scarpia
Madame Butterfly Sharpless
Il Tabarro Michele

Verdi
Nabucco title role
Simon Boccanegra title role and Paolo Albiani
Macbeth title role
Aida Amonasro
I due Foscari Francesco Foscari
Otello Iago

Mascagni
Cavalleria Rusticana Alfio

Tchaikovsky
Eugene Onegin title role
The Queen of Spades Count Tomsky
Iolanta Ibn-Hakia and Robert
Cherevichki Bes

Rimsky-Korsakov
The Tsar’s Bride Grigory Gryaznoy
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya Fyodor Poyarok

Borodin
Prince Igor title role

Giordano
Andrea Chénier Carlo Gérard

Leoncavallo
Pagliacci Tonio

Rachmaninov
Aleko title role
Francesca da Rimini Lanciotto Malatesta

Bizet
Carmen Escamillo

Porrino
I Shardana Norace

CONCERT

Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45