Golden Voices Ring in Yerevan

YEREVAN — In late July, the Armenian capital played host to the “Golden Voice” International Vocal Competition, in which 26 participants from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and the US presented their musical talents. Second prize went to Lusine Arakelyan, whom readers of the Mirror-Spectator encountered after her successful concert tour at year’s end through Poland. (see “Poland Welcomes Promising Armenian Vocalist,” Armenian Mirror-Spectator, February 23, 2017).
Arakelyan performed the aria of Santuzza from the opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” by Pietro Mascagni, and Sergei Rachmaninov’s Spring Waters in the first round. In the second round, she presented the central scene with Amelia from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Ballo in Maschera” and Silva’s aria from Emmerich Kálmán’s operetta of the same name. Awarded a diploma and a silver medal, she then took part in the gala concert of the winners.
In September, she plans to study at the Berlin Opera Studio, after which she will perform in concerts in several German cities.