Russian tenor with Armenian roots, Khachatur Badalyan made his operatic debut at the Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow in the title role of Lohengrin in 2007 receiving critical and public acclaim and was soon after invited to the Bolshoi Theatre as a guest to sing Rodolfo in La Bohème and Vaudemont in Iolanta. His debut at the Mariinsky Theatre took place in 2012 as Hoffmann in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. He has sung Rodolfo in La Bohème also with Teatro Bellini in Catania and at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Ismaele in Nabucco with Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and Opera de Las Palmas. He performed the Prince in Rusalka with Montreal Opera and Minnesota Opera, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Opera Lirica di Cagliari and Teatro Carlo Felice in Genua, Don José in Carmen with Ope?ra National de Paris, Foresto in Attila with Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Alfredo in La Traviata with Deutsche Oper Berlin and Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and Lensky in Eugene Onegin with Teatro Comunale di Bologna. He sang the tenor part in a staged version of Verdi’s Requiem at the Mariinsky Theatre, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Recent role debuts include Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with Opéra Nacional de Chile and the title role of Faust at the Novaya Opera Moscow and the Mariinsky Theatre. Khachatur Badalyan is a prizewinner of several international competitions such as Marcello Giordani 2011 and Galina Vishnevskaya 2010.