GLENDALE—On October 17, international opera singer, Arax Mansurian and her student Lisa Bell will be performing Komitas at the Armenian Society of Los Angeles. Admission is open to the public and the program will begin at 7 p.m.
Arax Mansurian, the “darling of opera in Europe” has performed everywhere from Russia to the Sydney Opera House. Her pupil, Lisa Bell is a soprano from Brisbane, Australia. Arax Mansourian is a graduate of voice from the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia. She was one of the leading sopranos of the Armenian National Opera before moving to Australia in 1994. She has appeared in the title role of Verdi’s “Aida”, Leonora (Il Trovatore), Elisabetta de Valois (Don Carlos), Nedda (Pagliacci), Mimí (La Boheme), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Lisa (Pikovaya Dama), Maddalena (Andrea Chenier), Shoushan (Davit Bek), and the title role in Tigranian’s “Anoush.”
Lisa Bell is one of Australia’s finest contemporary sopranos. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Lisa is a well respected soprano who has performed extensively throughout Australia, and upon invitation in Europe and the United States. The two will be accompanied by pianist Armine Ghazaryan.
The opera sensations will be performing for the community of Los Angeles then traveling to Armenia for performances at the Yerevan Concert Hall, accompanied by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. All proceeds of the Yerevan performances will be donated to the Armenian Children’s Charity. The program of this event, in both Armenia and in Los Angeles will consist of Komitas, Bellini, and Rossini.