tenor, Carl Ghazarossian
Born in Marseille, Carl Ghazarossian graduated from the Paris Conservatory of Dance and Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 1998 he won the Audience Prize and French Music Award at the Henri Sauguet de Martigues Competition; in 2000 he was awarded the First Prize at the Vivonne Competition and the Francis Poulenc Prize at the Tryptique Competition in Paris. In 2001, at the Péniche Opéra, he created Le Fil d'Orphée, a show conceived by Philippe Beaussantet and directed by Mireille Larroche.
Since 2004 he has performed regularly under the direction of Jean-Claude Malgoire, at the Atelier Lyrique in Tourcoing, but also on tour in France and Germany, playing Don Basilio and Don Curzio at the Wedding of Figaro in the famous direction of Pierre Constant, Bastien in Bastien and Bastien, Eurimachus of The Return of Ulysses to his homeland and Pastor 2 and Spirit 2 in Monteverdi's The Orpheus. Carl has been directed by Dominique Trottein, Joël Suhubiette, Benjamin Lévy, Nicolas Krüger, Dominique Daigremont, Philippe Hui, Hugo Reyne, Martin Gester, Claire Bodin, Graziella Contratto, Gilbert Bezzina, William Christie.
In 2005 Marc Minkowski invited him to perform at the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg as Corydon in Handel's Acis and Galatea at the Whitsun Festival. Since then he has been participating to many festivals: Festival de Saint-Céré, Musique Baroque en Vendée, Festival de Venelles, Festival de Rheingau, Festival d'Ambronay, Festwochen der Alten Musik d'Innsbruck, Festival de La Chaise Dieu to mention few.
In 2007 Carl made his debut at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence with a re-edition of the famous production of Monteverdi's Orpheus (Pastor 3 and Spirito 3) directed by René Jacobs (set design by Trisha Brown).
In 2008 he made his debut at the Opéra de Lille in Le Nozze di Figaro (as Don Curzio) with Emmanuelle Haïm as director and Jean-François Sivadier as set designer; this show is repeated at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in a concert version.
More recently he has performed as Vulcain in Molière and Lully's Psyché at the Opéra de Toulon and the Opéra National de Montpellier.
His discography includes Monteverdi's Orpheus of (Pastor 2 and Spirito 2) on DVD directed by Jean-Claude Malgoire, Scarlatti's La Giuditta (Holofernes) with the Ensemble Baroque de Nice, the Motet pour une longue Offrande directed by William Christie and Toi c'est moi by M. Simons (as Bob).