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Berj Karazian (Tenor)

Born: April 14, 1978 - Yerevan, Armenia

The Armenian tenor, Berj Karazian, completed the full course in 2000 as the last vocal student of Professor Tatevik Sazandaryan (soprano; 1916-2000) at Yerevan's Komitas State Conservatory (KSC),and qualified as a Opera & Concert Singer and Vocal art Teacher. He continued his studies at KSC and completed the Post Graduation Course in 2003 studying under Professor Gayane Geghamyan. He finished an Opera Preparation course in (RSAMD) in 2008-2009 season in Scotland. He participated in master-class Operenwerkstatt 2010 in Switzerland. Prizes in competitions.include: Republic Competition after Isahakyan for Young Singers - 2nd Prize (1997); Tatevik Sazandarian Republic Competition - 2nd Prize (2006).

Berj Karazian is a soloist of the Yervan National Academic Opera & Ballet Theater after Spendiaryan, the Opera Studio of (KSC), the Tagharan Ensemble of Ancient Music, the Mother in Etchmiadzin, and a performer with the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra in Yerevan. As lyric (full) tenor, he is singing in a warm graceful voice with a bright, full timbre that is strong but not heavy. He has performed in many countries as in Armenia in Germany, China, Italy, France, Switzerland, Russia (Moscow,Saint-Betersburg), Cyprus, Greece, Serbia, Lebanon. He currently lives in Yerevan, Armenia.

Roles and concerts that had performed in include: Gala Concerts in Saint Petersburg in the Shostacovich Grand Phillharmonic hall, Michaels palace,Palace of Arts,University hall (2014); Swan solo in Carmina Burana by Carl Orff in (MUK) Lübeck/Germany,Tong-yong concert hall South Korea Conductor Rolf Beck, Shanghai symphony concert hall /China conductor Long yu (2104); Nemorino From opera L'Elisir D`Amore by Donizetti at Lethuanian National Opera Theatre (2014); Alfredo in La Traviata by Verdi at Lethuanian National Opera Theater (2014); Pong in the opera Turandot by Puccini (2013); Cantata BWV 189 by Georg Melchior Hoffmann (previuously attributed to J.S. Bach) (2013); Oratorio de Noel by Camille Saint-Saëns in the (NDR) Germany (2012).; Carmina Burana by Carl Orff at the 15th Music Festival of Beijing, China (2012); Nemorino in the opera L`Elisir D`Amore by Donizetti (2011); Stabat Mater by Rossini (2011); Inno Delle Nazioni by Verdi (2011); Ssymphony No. 9 by L.v. Beethoven (2011); Cantatas BWV 11, BWV 43, BWV 78, BWV 147 and Cristmas Oratorio (BWV 248) by J.S. Bach (2011); Sayat Nova in the opera Sayat Nova by Hautyunyan (2011); Edgardo in the opera Lucia Di Lammermoor by Donizetti (2010); Trike in the opera Evgenji Onegin by Tchaikovsky (2010); Ashugh, Sheykh in the opera Almast by Spendiaryan (2009); Prince in the opera The Love Of 3 Oranges by Prokofiev (2009) at the Royal Theatre of Glasgow and Festival theatre of Edinburg; Missa Solemnis by L.v. Beethoven (2009) conductor John Nelson; Don Ottavio in the opera Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart. (2009); Ruggero in the opera La Rondine by Puccini (2008); Goro in the opera Madama Butherfly by Puccini (2008); Messe Solennelle by Rossini (2007); Saro in the opera Anush by Tigranyan (2007); Santur in the opera Davit Beg by Tigranyan (2007); Peppe-Arlechin in the opera I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo (2007); Messiah by George Frideric Handel-W.A. Mozart (2007); Messe C dur Koronation, Messe D dur & Sacramento Litainie by W.A. Mozart (2006); Alfredo in the opera La Traviata by Verdi (2006); Eduardo Milford in the opera Il Cambiale di Matrimonio by Rossini (2006); Tamino in the opera The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart (concert performance) (2006); -Nearco in the opera Poliuto by Donizetti (2006); Cassio in the opera Otello by Verdi (2006); Requiem by W.A. Mozart (2005); The Young Gipsy in the opera Aleko by Sergei Rachmaninov (2005); Mengone in the opera Der Apotheker by Haydn (2005); Count d`Almaviva in the opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini (2004).

Source: Kaarazian World Website & Facebook profile
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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Video (2013): BWV 189

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Karazian World (Official Website)
Berj Karazian on Facebook


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