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Tatev Baroyan is an accomplished Armenian American soprano with a background rooted in music from a young age. She was born in Yerevan, Armenia, and her musical journey began at the Yerevan Specialized Music School named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, where she majored in piano. Later on, she pursued her passion for singing and enrolled in the Komitas State Conservatory, focusing on Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Hasmik Hatsagortsyan. 

Throughout her career, Tatev Baroyan has participated in various training programs and apprenticeships to hone her skills and gain professional experience. She was part of the Sarasota Opera’s Apprenticeship program and Teatro Nuovo’s Studio Artist program. During her time with Sarasota Opera, she made her professional debut performing the role of Papagena in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” 

The 2022/23 season marked several significant highlights for Baroyan. She had her role and house debut at the Salzburger Landestheater, portraying the title role of Iolanta. This production was a unique combination of Tchaikovsky’s two works: “Iolant” and “The Nutcracker,” crafted into a fantasy setting directed by Thomas Mika, under the baton of Leslie Suganandarajah. 

Additionally, she returned to the New York City Opera to share the stage with Charles Castronovo and Ekaterina Siurina, making her role debut as Annina while covering the role of Violetta in Verdi’s “La Traviata,” directed by Michael Capasso and conducted by Constantine Orbelian. She also performed the role of Berta in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” directed by Helena Binder. Prior to these engagements, Tatev Baroyan participated in the world premiere production of “The Garden of the Finzi-Contini” by Ricky Ian Gordon and libretto by Michael Korie with the New York City Opera, covering the title role of Micòl Finzi-Contini. 

Baroyan’s recent appearances showcased her versatility and talent, encompassing roles such as Alaide in Bellini’s “La Straniera,” Anna in Rossini’s “Maometto II,” Berta in Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” and performances in Rossini’s Stabat Mater in concert with Teatro Nuovo. Her repertoire also includes roles like Zerlina in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Musetta in Puccini’s “La Bohème,” Liu in Puccini’s “Turandot,” Anoush in A. Tigranyan’s “Anoush,” and Micaëla in Bizet’s “Carmen.” 

Apart from the operatic repertoire, Tatev Baroyan is recognized for her abilities as a concert performer. She has given solo concerts in various locations, including Yerevan (Armenia), Sarasota and St. Petersburg (Florida), and New York City. 

Baroyan’s talent and hard work have been acknowledged through various competitions and awards. Within the 2022/23 season, she received the second prize in the Southeast Region of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, the first prize in the Florida District competitions, and was a finalist and recipient of the Hope for the Future of Opera Award in the Batumian Rhapsody Opera’s Golden Voice International Competition. Additionally, she has been awarded by organizations like the Metropolitan Opera National Council South Carolina District, Georgia District, and won the third prize in the Premiere Opera Foundation International Vocal Competition. 

Through these accomplishments, Tatev Baroyan has had the privilege of attending master classes conducted by renowned artists like Erin Morley and Carol Vaness, contributing to her growth as an exceptional soprano in the world of opera.