“The fervent and inconsistency-wracked warrior Mathô (in Modest Musorgsky’s opera Salammbô) was performed by young baritone Grigor Werner who has a dramatic eastern appearance. His sensitive timbre truly touched the audience and the auditorium erupted in ovations.”
• Prize-winner at the Maxim Mikhailov International Opera Singers’ Competition (Kaluga, 2013)
• Diploma-recipient at the International festival Musica Sacra a Roma (Rome, 2008)
• Prize-winner at the Bella voce All-Russian students’ competition (Moscow, 2001)
Was born in Yerevan. Graduated from the Gnessins College (Moscow) and Hochschule für Musik by Hanns Eisler (Berlin), where he was given lessons by Professor Thomas Quasthoff.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers since 2010.
Repertoire a the Mariinsky theatre:
Mathô (Salammbô, in concert)
Farfarello (The Love for Three Oranges)
Kazbich (Bela in concert)
The Music Master (Ariadne auf Naxos)
The Marquis d'Obigny (La traviata)
Talpa (Il tabarro)
Schaunard (La bohème)
Le Dancaïre (Carmen)
Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Orator, Priest, Second Man (Die Zauberflöte)
Second Philistine (Samson et Dalila in concert)
Messenger of the Spirits (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
and Wagner (Faust).
His repertoire also includes chamber music by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Brahms.
In 2005 he was invited to the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth where he sang under the batons of Christian Thielemann and Pierre Boulez.