About

World renowned Armenian Bass, Barseg Tumanyan, Was born in 1958 in Yerevan, Armenia. Tumanyan graduated from The Yerevan State Conservatory of Music under the famous singer and Professor baritone A. Karapetyan. In 1982/83 studied at La scala-Milan.After in 1985 Barseg moved on to study at The Moscow Stater Conservatory of Music with famous Russian bass Yevgeny Nesterenko.

Barseg began singing at the State Opera of Yerevan in1980. His participation in a gala concert for the victims of the Armenian Earthquake in January 1989, at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London is what made Barseg become highly sought after by opera theatres around the world.

Barseg Tumanyan brought his operatic work to appearances on the concert platform. His debut London recital at the Wigmore Hall in 1990 received the highest of press acclaim.

Tumanyan’s Paris debut was in the role of Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust in the Nicolas Joel production, and his German debut was in the title role of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov in Johannes Schaaf’s new production at the Munich State Opera .He has sung the role of Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen in Hamburg, Vienna ,the Bastille Opera in Paris and Covent Garden in London. He made his debut in Bonn in an opera gala in March 1992.

In the early 90s,Barseg toured Australia with great success where he was given a special award for his role as Mephistopheles in ‘Faust’ by Charles Gounod. Tumanyan made a highly successful debut at the Nederland’s Opera with Luisa Miller, and then returned to the Royal Opera House in June 1997 for the Verdi Festival to give a spectacular concert performance. In 2002/2003 he had recitals in Washington Boston Providence ,Montreal ,Toronto,and in 2004,he had recitals in Austria Germany and The USA.

Since 2005,Barseg has performed in Vienna ,Salzburg Munich Berlin and has been warmly received throughout Europe. Barseg participated in concert held as part of an Armenian cultural Festival in St.Petersburg where he appeared with the famous local Philharmonic Orchestra. He also performed in China and Japan.

Recent concert appearances include recitals and opera performances at The Annual Festival St.Petersburg Palaces under Rojdestvensky, and outstanding concerts in Russia , Austria and Germany. Tumanyan was awarded ‘Peoples Artist’ of Republic Of Armenia.

He is the Vice President of The International Academy of Science of Natural and Society(2002).Current Member (Academician) of the European Academy of Natural Sciences member of International Academy of Spiritual Unity of the peoples of the world(2003). In 2003 was designated as a Knight and became a member of International Knights’ Unity in Germany.

In 1990 established a unity ‘‘Tumanyan’’ company Ltd. Made researches in the field of the sources of classical carpets. As a result of the investigations in cooperation with outstanding professionals of Armenian carpets, artist-designers, ethnographers, created unique collections of original ornaments of Armenian carpets which has no analogs nowadays. He established international cultural foundation ‘’Renaissance’ for the propaganda of Armenian and international culture. Is the President of Armenian branch of International Delphic games.