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Araksiya Davtyan (Soprano)

Born: April 22, 1949 - Armenia, USSR
Died: July 28, 2010 - Moscow, Russia

The Armenian lyric soprano and vocal pedagogue, Araksyia Davtyan, gained international recognition after winning the Viotti International Competition in 1984. She was the first Soviet singer who won this competition, held in the city of Vercelli in Italy. Immediately thereafter, she was invited to work in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, where she made her debut as as Violetta in La Traviata by Verdi. Later, she went on tour in the USA and Europe with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra under Vladimir Spivakov. This tour was a true international sensation.

Araksyia Davtyan collaborated with such renowned artists as Riccardo Chailly, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Claus Peter Flor, Elena Obraztsova, Tamara Sinyavskaya and others. She also performed with the State Academic Chamber Orchestra of Russia under Constantine Orbelian. She appeared in more than 120 concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Center Hall, and others.

Araksyia Davtyan was the adherent of the opposition movement in Armenia and fought for freedom for political prisoners. She was an excellent teacher, and taught voice at the Yerevan State Conservatory, and since 1997 also in Moscow, where he worked until his death. She was awarded People's Artist of Armenia and Honoured Artist of Russia. She died in Moscow at age 61; the causes of death were not disclosed.


Source: Variuous obituaries (see links below), English translation by Aryeh Oron (April 2011)
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Aryeh Oron (April 2011)

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