On April 28 the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia headed by conductor Constantine Orbelian performed within the framework of the First International Yerevan Opera Fest. The festival was dedicated to the memory of the famous Armenian tenor Gegham Grigoryan. Barbara Frittoli (soprano/Italy) and famous artist of the Metropolitan opera George Gagnidze (baritone/Georgia) performed jointly with the orchestra.
The festival is held under the high patronage of the Spouse of President of RA Mrs. Rita Sargsyan and with the support of RA Ministry of Culture.
The International Yerevan Opera Fest will become an annual event. Famous opera singers will perform during the festival. Music director of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Armenia, Honored Artist of RF Constantine Orbelian is the artistic director of the festival.