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Varduhi Abrahamyan

Varduhi Abrahamyan was born into an Armenian family of musicians and studied in Yerevan. She began her professional career at the Opéra de Paris, where she has since appeared in a different repertoire almost every season, including the roles of Carmen in the opera of the same name, Isabella ("L'italiana in Algeri"), Preziosilla ("La forza del destino"), Ulrica ("Un ballo in maschera"), Paulina ("Pique Dame"), Olga ("Eugene Onegin"), Bersi ("Andrea Chénier"), Mme. Quickly ("Falstaff"), Ottone ("L'incoronazione di Poppea"), Lydia Chukovskaya (in the world premiere of Bruno Mantovani's "Akhmatova"), Cornelia ("Giulio Cesare") and Maddalena ("Rigoletto").
Her career soon took her to the most prestigious international stages, with a broad repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Wagner.
The 2022/23 season began with Verdi's Requiem at the Festival Verdi in Parma, followed by her house debut at the Royal Opera House as Bradamante in "Alcina", a role she also sang at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo like Rossini's Stabat Mater, as well as appearances at the Teatro di San Carlo as Fricka in "Die Walküre". The season ended with "Adelaide di Borgogna" at the Rossini Opera Festival.

Highlights of recent seasons include her house debut at the Metropolitan Opera in "Rigoletto" and "Eugene Onegin", "Don Carlo" at the Opera Las Palmas and the Opéra de Marseille, "L'Italiana in Algeri" and "Norma" at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, "Lucrezia Borgia" at the Donizetti Opera Festival. She has sung Carmen at the Opéra de Paris, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Hong Kong Opera, Zurich Opera House, Bolshoi Theatre, Hamburg State Opera, Opera de Oviedo, Atlanta Opera, Bavarian State Opera and Teatro Regio di Torino.
Further highlights were "Alcina" at the Theatre dès Champs Élysées, at the Zurich Opera and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo with Cecilia Bartoli, "Benvenuto Cellini" at the Opera di Roma, "Samson et Dalila" at the Palau de les Arts di Valencia, where she made her debut in "Nabucco" and "Norma" alongside Mariella Devia. She also sang in "Semiramide" and "La donna del lago" at the Rossini Opera Festival, at the Opéra de Marseille and at the Theater an der Wien, "Eugene Onegin" and "Ariodante" at the Canadian Opera Company and at the Grand Theatre de Genève, "Rinaldo" at the Theatre dès Champs-Élysées, Nerestano ("Zaïra" by Bellini) at the Festival di Montpellier and for Radio France and Pauline ("Pique Dame") at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.

In concert she sang Verdi's Requiem with Myung-Whun Chung at the Festival de Saint-Denis and on tour with the MusicAeterna Ensemble in Moscow, Paris, Cologne, Hamburg, Vienna and Athens, Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Philarmonie de Paris under the direction of Jesús López Cobos, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in Martigny and Lugano with Cecilia Bartoli and Dvořák's Stabat Mater at the Festival de Saint-Denis with the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France.

Varduhi Abrahamyan opened the 2023/24 season with "Maometto II" at the Teatro di San Carlo and as Eboli ("Don Carlo") at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, she also sang in "L'Olimpiade" at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and "Carmen" at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Oper Frankfurt. Her further plans include Verdi's Requiem with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra as well as concerts in Vienna and Paris.