Honoured Artist of the Republic of Armenia
Hovhannes Ayvazyan

Born in Yerevan (Armenia). In 2011 he graduated from the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatoire.

Lead soloist with the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Armenia.

Since 2013 he has been a guest soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre. 

Since his 2010 stage debut, Hovhannes Ayvazyan has frequently performed at various Opera Houses and Concert Halls including: Opera Belcanto of South Simcoe in Toronto (Opera Belcanto of York), Palm Beach Opera, Opera Frankfurt, Tatar State Opera in Kazan, Musikverein Vienna, Big Hall of the Moscow State Conservatoire, Mariinsky Concert Hall, Novaya Opera, Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago.

In 2017 debuted  Arena di Verona as Radames. In October 2018 he had another triumphant debut as Andrea Chenier at Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania. In 2019 he made his stage debut as Don Alvaro (La forza del destino) at the Opera Frankfurt. 

In 2013, Hovhannes Ayvazyan made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Cavaradossi (Tosca).


Honoured Artist of the Republic of Armenia

2nd prize at the Tatevik Sazandaryan Vocal Competition

2007, Yerevan

Prize-winner at the Gohar Gasparian Armenian National Singing Competition

2008, Yerevan

Republic of Armenia President's Prize

Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Cavaradossi (Tosca)

Don José (Carmen)

Pretender (Boris Godunov)


Don José (Carmen) — Yerevan Opera House

Radames (Aida) — Yerevan Opera House, Warsaw National Opera, Mariinsky Theatre, Arena di Verona

Don Alvaro (La forza del destino) — Opera Frankfurt, Mariinsky Theatre

Calaf (Turandot) — Palm Beach Opera

Alfredo (La traviata) — Yerevan Opera House

Don Carlo (Don Carlo) — Mariinsky Theatre

Manrico (Il trovatore) — Mariinsky Theatre, Novaya Opera

Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier) — Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Yerevan Opera House

Canio (I pagliacci) — Yerevan Opera House, Mariinsky Theatre

Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana) — Yerevan Opera House, Opera Belcanto of South Simcoe

Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) — Yerevan Opera House

Luigi (Il tabarro) — Mariinsky Theatre

Dick Johnson (Fanciulla del West) — Mariinsky Theatre, Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago

Cavaradossi (Tosca) — Mariinsky Theatre, Opera Belcanto of South Simcoe

Lensky (Eugene Onegin) — Yerevan Opera House

Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto)

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM