Migran Agadzhanyan: Armenian tenor joins Askonas Holt

Migran Agadzhanyan first came to international attention in 2018 when he won Second Prize at Placido Domingo’s Operalia. Currently performing in Tosca at Oper Graz, we are delighted to welcome the Armenian tenor to our roster for general management.

Migran studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory as both a pianist (with Vladimir Mischouk) and opera and symphonic conductor (with Vladimir Altschuler) before pursuing a vocal career. Since his professional debut as a tenor in 2010, he has worked at many of the major opera houses around Europe, including the Mariinsky Theatre, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Hamburgische Staatsoper and Royal Swedish Opera. During the 2015/16 season, Migran was a member of the LA Opera Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Programme, of which alumni include Angel Blue, Janai Brugger and Ben Bliss, among others.

Video: Migran sings “Quando le sere al placido” from Verdi’s Luisa Miller

Migran’s current repertoire includes Don José Carmen, Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo La bohème, Macduff Macbeth, and Alfredo La traviata. His most recent portrayal of Pinkerton at Royal Swedish Opera at the end of last year was met with great praise, with one reviewer remarking on his “exciting” tenor:

“His tenor is exciting and heroic, with bright high notes and a baritonal quality which gave expression and passion to his singing.”
Laura Servidei, bachtrack, 21 November 2018

During the 2019/20 season, Migran will return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for Madama Butterfly under Ramón Tebar, make his Royal Danish Opera debut in Barrie Kosky’s Carmen, and debut at the Teatro di Pisa in the title role of Verdi’s Ernani. Looking further ahead, he will give debut performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, New National Theatre Tokyo, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Opera di Roma, and Teatro di San Carlo Naples.

Migran will be represented at Askonas Holt by Fabiana Dalpiaz and Aifric Dennison.

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