The Armenian-German bass Vazgen Gazaryan has been a member of Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe since 2018/19, where he sung roles such as EREMIT Der Freischütz, FIESCO Simone Boccanegra, SARASTRO Die Zauberflöte, CRESPEL Les Contes d’Hoffmann and ARKEL Pélleas und Mélisande. In 21/22 he will sing LE GRAND PRÊTRE in Enescus Oedipe Komischen Oper Berlin, FILIPPO II Don Carlo Konzerttheater Bern and GRAND INQUISITORE Don Carlo Theater Basel.

In the 2017/18 season he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as OROVESO Norma and in 2020 was nominated by the British OperaNow magazine as one of the most promising singers.

Past guest appearances have included Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lisbon, Barbican Hall London, Michailowski Theater St. Petersburg, Nationaltheater Mannheim, and Theater Würzburg. In Moscow, he sang HUNDING Die Walküre in concert with the Russian National Orchester and Kent Nagano. Other conductors he has worked with include Carlo Rizzi, Gianandrea Noseda, Oliver von Dohnányi, Donato Renzetti, Danielе Rustioni, and Ricardo Frizza.

From 2007 to 2017, he was a member of Theater Erfurt, where his repertoire included Mefistofele (Boito, title role), MEFISTOFELE Faust (Gounod), LEPORELLO and COMMANDATORE Don Giovanni, VEIT POGNER Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DOKTOR Wozzeck, and KING RENÉ Iolanta.

Vazgen Gazaryan studied singing and percussion at the Yerevan State Conservatory. He started his operatic career as BASILIO Il barbiere di Siviglia at Yerevan Opera Studio.

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