Artist of the Week: Amartuvshin Enkhbat

Mongolian Baritone Makes his Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Debut

By Francisco Salazar

Since winning the Operalia Competition in 2012 and taking home the audience prize at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2015, Mongolian singer Amartuvshin Enkhbat has become one of the most sought-after baritones in the world.

He has steadily made major debuts and began performing at some of the most important houses in the world including the Royal Opera and Wiener Staatsoper where he debuted in 2021. He has also become a proponent of the Verdi canon making the title role of “Nabucco” one of his signature roles.

He has also performed “Aida,” “La Traviata,” “Ernani,” “Rigoletto,” and “La Forza del Destino.”

Now he adds another Verdi role to his growing repertoire. This week he sings the role of Miller in “Luisa Miller” at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, where he is also making his house debut. Enkhbat has been praised by critics for “his imposing presence with a voice to match” and  for having “the voice of a true Verdian baritone.” Audiences around Italy have already gotten to know his work from Verona to Palermo to Coccia to Genova, and now he will get to show his mastery of the repertoire in the country’s capital.

And for audiences not in Rome to hear his first performances of this iconic role, Radio Rai 3 will broadcast the opening performance on Feb. 8, 2022.

Further performances this season for the baritone include “La Gioconda” in Orange, “Rigoletto” at the Teatro alla Scala and Genova and Aida in Hamburg, among others.


For those not familiar with Enkhbat’s voice, audiences can hear his recording of “Nabucco” from the Verdi Festival. He also has a new recording of “a Forza del Destino” coming from the Teatro del Magio Musicale.

Here are clips of the baritone in “Tosca” and “Rigoletto.”