The tenor Hovhannes Ayvazan is making his debut at Oper Frankfurt singing Don Alvaro in this new production of La forza del destino. This is a role he sang last season at the Mariinski Theatre in St. Petersburg, where his many roles have included Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca), Manrico (Il trovatore), Canio (Pagliacci), Verdi's Don Carlo and Don José (Carmen). Other important role debuts have been planned: Herman in Pique Dame, Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera and Calaf in Turandot. His repertoire includes Alfredo (La traviata), Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Lenski (Eugene Onegin) and Andrea Chénier. He enjoyed great success singing his first Radames in Aida in the summer of 2017, at the Arena di Verona. Other engagements have taken this Armenian born artist to many other leading theatres, including the Bolschoi in Moscow, Tatar State Opera in Kazan, the Opera Belcanto of South Simcoe in Toronto, the BGE Theatre in Dublin, Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and Jerewan Opera and and concert work has included appearances in the Musikverein in Vienna, the Philharmonie in Moscow and Mariinski Concert Hall. Hovhannes Ayvazan has won many awards and studied at the State Conservatoire in Jerewan.