Artsvaberd 2013

September 1, 2013
Shoushi, Artsakh

Andrey Babayev: “Artsvaberd” opera in four acts
Dedicated to the Independence Day of Artsakh

Artistic Director of the Project: Sarine Avtandilyan
Directed by Zhirayr Dadasyan
Stage & Costume Design: Astghik Stepanyan
Choreography: Ara Asaturyan
Assistant to Conductor & Piano Concertmaster: Varduhi Minasyan
Conductor: Eduard Topchjan

Speghani Choir of Armenia
Artistic Director and Conductor: Sarine Avtandilyan

Hover State Chamber Choir of Armenia
Artistic Director and Conductor: Sona Hovhannisyan

Vararakn State Chamber Choir of Artsakh
Artistic Director and Conductor: Nina Grigoryan

Mrakats State Chamber Choir of Artsakh
Artistic Director and Conductor: Marine Mesropyan

Artsakh State Dance Ensemble
Artistic Director: Ashot Babayan

Yerevan State Pantomime Theatre
Artistic Director: Zhirayr Dadasyan

Roles and Actors
1. Ruben (the prince of Artsvaberd) – Gurgen Baveyan, baritone
2. Maro (a young girl) – Irina Zakyan, soprano
3. Karo (Maro’s brother) – Hovhannes Ayvazyan, tenor
4. Avo (Ruben’s deadly enemy) – Hayk Tigranyan, bass
5. Shushan (Avo’s niece) – Narine Ananikyan, mezzo-soprano
6. Toros (an old man) – Hovhannes Nersesyan, bass
7. Sargis (an assassin, Avo’s accomplice) – Karen Mkrtchyan, baritone
8. Grigor (a resident of Artsvaberd) – Kim Sargsyan, bass
9. Zanazan (an old woman) – Nanar Shahramanyan, mezzo-soprano
10. Minstrel – Berj Karazian, tenor
11. Buffon – Hovhannes Andreasyan, tenor
12. Male and female choirs, dancers, mimes