Ruzan Mantashyan is set to perform at the Dresden Opera Ball.
After reports alleged that Yusif Eyvazov refused to perform the singer earlier this month, the Semperoper released a statement confirming the participation of the soprano.
Semper Opernball stated, “the 30-year-old soprano, born in Yerevan, will sing Tatyana’s great aria from the opera ‘Eugene Onegin’ by Peter Tchaikovsky in Dresden.
Hans-Joachim Frey, first Chairman of the Semper Opera Ball added, “The Semper Opera Ball follows its general philosophy of speaking the language of art, bringing artists and cultural workers together and building bridges between nations, cultures and perspectives. I am pleased that Ruzan Mantashyan has finally been able to accept a role in Dresden and that all other artists and colleagues who appear at the ball also support this. Mantashyan will be with the MDR Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kristjan Järvi together with performers such as the tenor Yusif Eyvazov, the violinist Pavel Milyukov, the soprano Julia Muzychenko, the pianist Alexander Kashpurin etc.”
The soprano Mantashyan also released a statement noting, “I was convinced that culture knows no borders and I’m glad this belief is shared by so many people who supported me with their words and deeds these past few days. I am pleased to inform my listeners that on Feb. 7th, I will sing Tatiana’s aria at the Dresden Opera Ball.”