Vartan Gabrielian


Canadian-Armenian bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian is a graduate of the Canadian Opera Company’s ensemble programme and the Santa Fe Apprentice programme. The 2023/24 season sees numerous roles and debuts for him, including Dottore Grenvil (La Traviata) at the Paris Opera, Basilio (The Barber of Seville), Frère Laurent (Romeo and Juliet), and Capitán (Florencia en el Amazonas) at Opera San Jose, as well as Fasolt (Das Rheingold) with the Edmonton Opera. A sought-after concert performer, Vartan will also be performing Handel’s Messiah with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. In 2022/23 he appeared as Masetto and Commendatore (Don Giovanni) at the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Nourabad (Les pêcheurs de perles) at Vancouver Opera, and returned to the Canadian Opera Company to perform Dottore (Macbeth) and cover Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Banquo (Macbeth), and Angelotti (Tosca). Vartan is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, having earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree after studies with Marlena Malas and Armen Boyajian.