Arshak Kuzikyan: Baritone

Winner of First Prize at the Pavel Lisitian & Tatevik Sazandaryan National Voice Competition (Armenia) and at Lez Azuriales International Singing Competition (France), Armenian baritone Arshak Kuzikyan studied singing at the Yerevan State Conservatory, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Wales International Academy of Voice, under the tutelage of renowned singer Dennis O’Neill.

Arshak is a recipient of the Sadler’s Wells Independent Opera Postgraduate Voice Fellowship 2015 and a Georg Solti Foundation scholarship holder. As a Samling Artist he made his Wigmore Hall debut singing at the Samling Showcase. Masterclasses include with Angela Gheorghiu, Renata Scotto, Juan Pons, Richard Bonynge, Sir Thomas Allen and Malcom Martineau.

He has performed the roles of Dulcamara: L’elisir d’amore (International Opera Studio Gijon, Spain), Colline: La Boheme (International Opera Studio Gijon, Spain), Sir John Falstaff: Sir John in Love (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Leporello: Don Giovanni (Armenian Opera Theatre), Publio: Le clemenza di Tito (RCS), Figaro: Le nozze di Figaro (Trentino Music Festival, Italy & RCS), Dulcamara: L’elisir d’amore and Masetto: Don Giovanni (New Generation Opera Festival), The Duke: Romeo & Juliet (Grange Park Opera). Most recently he sang the title role in Macbeth at Cambridge Art Theatre with English Touring Opera and with Duchy Opera at Minack Theatre.

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Opera Caledonia engagements: “The Music of Sir Walter Scott”.