Competitors passed through to the Final

Vardanyan, Gagik Ashot

No. 62

Voice type: baritone/bass-baritone

Country: Armenia

Date of birth: 13 June 1996

He started his piano studies at the Barsegh Kanachyan Art School, where he received an honour’s degree in 2014. In 2012, he had started taking vocal classes as well at the same institution, but since 2015, he has been a voice student of the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan. In 2013, at the Renaissance Festival of Gyumri, he was celebrated as silver medallist, then in 2014, at the 6th Gohar Gasparyan National Opera Competition, he came third. At the 7th Tatevik Sazandaryan Vocal Competition, he was awarded first place and also won the 13th Aram Khachaturian International Singing Competition. With the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eduard Topchyan, he performed excerpts from Rigoletto and La bohème.

Preliminary

Liszt: Oh! quand je dors (V. Hugo)

Mozart: Hai gia vinta la causa... Vedro mentr'io sospiro – Almaviva’s Aria from Le nozze di Figaro

Tchaikovsky: Ya vas lyublyu (I love you) – Yeletsky’s Aria from The Queen of Spades

Semi-final

Donizetti: Vien Leonora, a piedi tuoi – Alfonso XI’s Aria from La favorite

Korngold: Pierrot's Tanzlied (Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen) – Fritz’s Aria from Die tote Stadt

Final

Rossini: Come un’ape ne’giorni d’aprile – Dandini’s Aria from La Cenerentola

Verdi: O Carlo ascolta – Rodrigo’s Aria from Don Carlos

Donizetti: Bella siccome un angelo – Doctor Malatesta’s Aria from Don Pasquale