Armenian-German bass Vazgen Gazaryan has been a member of Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe since 2018/19, with roles such as EREMIT Der Freischütz, FIESCO Simone Boccanegra, SARASTRO Die Zauberflöte, CRESPEL Les Contes d’Hoffmann and ARKEL Pélleas und Mélisande. Most recent and future guest appearances include ZACCHARIA Nabucco Savonlinna Opera Festival, VODNIK Rusalka Opéra de Nice and Ópera di Tenerife, Don Pasquale (title role) Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile, LE GRAND PRÊTRE in Enescu’s Oedipe Komische Oper Berlin, PHILLIPPE II Don Carlos Konzerttheater Bern, LE GRAND INQUISITEUR Don Carlos Theater Basel, and LE ROI DODON Le Coq d’or Theater Magdeburg.

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

He sang in 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. 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. He has worked with Kent Nagano, Carlo Rizzi, Gianandrea Noseda, Oliver von Dohnányi, Donato Renzetti, Danielе Rustioni, and Ricardo Frizza.

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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