Gevorg Hakobyan has captured the opera lover's hearts with his rich dramatic baritone and charismatic acting on many prestigious stages around the world. His secret is hidden not only in his powerful and colorful voice but also in his fathomless spiritual repository, which is the basis of every sound and phrase he sings.
Gevorg Hakobyan is particularly a baritone of Verdi, Puccini and veristic repertoire. Opera experts consider him a successor of the Old Italian vocal school and often compare him with giants like Ettore Bastianini, Silvano Carroli. After presenting Nabucco in Teme di Caracalla, Hakobyan’s performance was compared “with one of the greatest Nabucco of all time Giangiacomo Guelfi” Hakobyan's performances are a symbiosis of potential voice, perfect vocal technique, and charismatic stage presence.
April 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 30 May 3, 6, 8, 2022
Scarpia at Dutch National Opera & Ballet
House debut of Gevorg Hakobyan
New production, stage direction: Barrie Kosky,
Conductor: Lorenzo Viotti
July 12, 16, 20, 23, 2022
Amonasro at the Savonlinna Opera Festival
Hakobyan's Company debut at the Savonlinna Opera Festival
Verdi's "Aida" staged by director Philipp Himmelmann
Conductor: Ville Matvejeff
The key to success, I would say - the triumph of this production is the distribution of leading roles. ... Equally impressive is the Armenian baritone Gevorg Hakobyan, the voice is dark but not dimming, powerful with the ardent projection. He enunciates consonants abruptly giving the syllables a certain rigidity, and phrasing - a rare tension, and along with all that he physically inhabits the role, a strong actor, never releasing the tension. Two great personalities.
The endless ovations with which the audience saluted the performance, a standing ovation of more than ten minutes, shows that all those who lived this "Tosca" know that they shared there a very great moment of theater and music.
By Alain Duault, Opera-Online, 22.04.2022
Gevorg Hakobyan as Scarpia at Dutch National Opera
12.04 - 08.05.2022
"We generously offer the most precious and mature fruits of our labor, of our talent, and our inner world to the spectators for their enjoyment. As we know, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” and this always comes back to us in the form of love and positive energy from the audience.
To be honest, my favorite role is the one I'm performing at that very moment. Up to now, I've never performed a role not suitable to my voice or a role where I couldn't be convincing.
Scarpia is by far my most performed role; I have appeared in it more than 70 times in various theaters. No offense to the other roles, but to me, Scarpia is the leitmotiv of the “Tosca”, both in terms of drama and music".
Interview by Dr. Helmut Pitsch, Opera-Online