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soprano, Russia, St.Petersburg

Margarita Alaverdian graduated from Department of Opera and Chamber Singing of Odessa Conservatoire in 1986. In the same year she joined Opera and Ballet Theatre in Odessa where she performed the parties of Anna in "Don Juan" Iolanta and Agnessa in Tchaikovsky "Iolanta" and "Orlean Girl", Mikaela in Bizet's "Karmen", Margarita in "Faust" Gounod, Violetta and Desdemona in Verdi's "Traviatta" and "Otello", Mimi in Puccini's "La Boheme" etc.

Margarita Alaverdian is the winner of Maria Kallas International Vocal Competition (1989, IT prize) and All-Union Competition named after Georg Otz in Tallinn (1988, I prize).

Since 1994 Ms. Alaverdian continue to be a soloist of world famous Kirov Opera Company under direction of Maestro Gergiev. She participate in such productions of the Theatre like Countess in Mozart "Le Nozze de Figaro" Verdi's operas "Traviatta" (Violetta), "Troubadur" (Leonora), Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" Chio-chio-san). Maestro Justus Frantz, Musical Director of the Kirov Opera Mozart production said that Ms. Alaverdian may be the best present performer of Counters in Europe.

Ms. Alaverdian also has wide chamber repertoire including vocal cycles and pieces of Glinka, Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Debussi, Ravel, Alban Berg, Poulenk, Wagner, Richard Strauss, arias and canzonas of old Italian composers.

Ms. Alaverdian also perform as the soprano in Requiems of Mozart and Verdi, Beethoven Symphony # 9 and Maler Symphony # 4.

The main object of interesting Friday night was Alaverdian, young, full-throated soprano who has of late joined the freshly energized Kirov Opera.
The Hartford Courant,
November 15, 1998


Alaverdian, who sang four songs from Russian operas was at ease, commanding often oven a little flirtatious, and unexceptional vocal control, being able to manage the softest expression even over the large orchestra and to soar to the rafters as she raised her voice in song.
Press-Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY
Friday, November 20, 1998
The orchestra brought along a fine soprano with an agile technique Alaverdian stirred the audience. Her impressive technique handled the tricky writing with ease.
Times Union, Albany, NY,
November 25, 1998

Alaverdian has a marvelous voice. Her thick, unforced tone was a constant delight. She is capable of producing on enormous sound, but also has a remarkable ability to sustain the line in pianissimo sections tier intonation was solid and there was remarkably little in the way of unnecessary glissandos between notes.
Telegram & Gaaazette,
November 25, 1998

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