From nomad to opera star, baritone Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar is primed for a huge career. He will be among the interesting figures featured at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition this summer.
Born on April 8, 1988, Ganbaatar hails from Ulaanbaatar, where his family are nomads.
He is a graduate of the Mongolian State University of Culture and Art, where he studied under Professor O. Ichinkhorloo between 2005 and 2010.
In 2011 he won the 24th Glinka International Vocal Contest in Moscow, and that same year he became the honored artist of Mongolia, a title given by the country’s president. In 2014 he took first prize in the 3rd Muslim Magomaev International Vocalists Competition in Moscow.
In 2015 he was the first prize winner in the male vocalist category and the Grand Prix winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Major Roles and Performances
He has performed with the Buryat State Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Ulan-Ude, Russia. He performed at Carnegie Hall in 2015, as well as at the Bolshoi Theatre and Cadogan Hall, and even got a chance to perform Yeletsky’s Aria from “The Queen of Spades” at Buckingham Palace.
In 2016, he appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre in “Carmen” and “Tosca.”