Boston Vocal Technique

email: nounek@hotmail.com

Biography


Noune Karapetian is a soprano highly praised by music critics and audiences alike.  The OperaOnline called her an extraordinary talent.  Boston Phoenix commented on her distinctive timbre and lovely stage presence.  Most recently Ms. Karapetian created the role of Violetta in La Traviata with Granite State Opera to rave review from Seen and Heard International, which called her singing “breathtaking”.


Ms. Karapetian was a finalist in the Professional Division of the 2007 Classical Singer AudComps Competition in San Francisco, a National Finalist in the Liederkranz Competition, National Opera Association Vocal Competition and New England Regional Finalist in  Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions all in the year 2000.

 

In the recent seasons Ms. Karapetian was the guest soprano soloist with Nashua Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under Jonathan McPhee in John Rutter’s Mass of the Children.  She also had the honor of making the premier of one act mini-musical drama "Robbery" in a concert devoted to works by renowned composer Dianne Goolkiasian Rahbee.  The concert titled "Escape The Ordinary" featured three sopranos - Noune Karapetian, Nune Badalian and Jane Shivick at the National Heritage Museum in spring 2011.


In 2010 Ms. Karapetian was the soloist in the New England tour of Kinodance company,  a company that  was described by Boston Globe as a "A breathtaking synthesis of live and filmed dance..." .  Their production of Denizen inspired by land and music of Armenia got  a new meaning with Ms. Karapetian’s interpretation of songs by Komitas.   Her contributions included the development of  he vocal score as well  as the role of the Goddess Anahit.

 

Other recent engagements include the roles of Violetta in La Traviata with Granite State Opera under Phil Lauriat, Micaela
in Carmen with two companies - Concert Opera Boston under Jeffrey Rink and Pacific Repertory Opera under Jill Anderson, the title role in Suor Angelica with Opera Providence, First Lady in Magic Flute and Mimi in La Boheme with Granite State Opera.  Ms. Karapetian made her Opera Boston debut in 2008 as Giovanna in Ernani and was invited back to portray Proskovia Osipovna in their new production of Shostakovich’s  Nose under Gil Rose.


In 2007 Granite State Opera’s I Pagliacci got “Best  Opera of the Season in the Northeast” award by OperaOnline.  Ms. Karapetian got a rave review for her portrayal of the leading female role.


Other roles include Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Livia in the Game of Cards, Iolanta in Iolanta (Tchaikovsky), the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Anna Maurrant in Street Scene, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, among others.


As an oratorio artist, Ms. Karapetian has been the guest soloist with the Masterworks Chorale Summer sings in William’s Dona Nobis Pacem  and with Greater New Bedford Choral Society in Orff’s Carmina Burana  and was invited back repeatedly to sing the soprano solos in Handel’s Ode to St. Cecilia, Haydn’s Missa Brevis, Schubert’s Stabat Mater, Brahms’ Gypsy Songs, Handel’s Ode to Saint Cecilia and Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity.


Other choral groups she performed with include Erebuni Chorus, the Greater Worcester Armenian Chorale and Armenian Chorale of Rhode Island.


Noune Karapetian is an avid presenter of new music.  She has been a frequent performer with Just in Time Composers and Players Group, presenting new and cutting-edge works by Marc Rossi, John  Sarkissian and Hayg Boyajian.

 

As a recitalist Ms. Karapetian performed a solo concert at the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Washington D.C.  in  2005 which led to a return invitation in 2008. Ms. Karapetian had numerous solo appearance and solo recitals with organizations such as Granite State Opera, Opera Providence, Waterfire Providence, Providence Pop Orchestra under Konstantin Petrossian and others. She was a guest  soloist in a concert billed as “A Musical Journey to Armenia” dedicated to the centennial of the AGBU in Claude-Champagne Hall in Montreal with FACE Symphony Orchestra.

 

Her radio and television appearances include WGBH Classical Radio, Boston Neighborhood Cable and Armenian National Television. 

 

Ms. Karapetian is the creative force a children’s album called Tsapik, Tsapik. It was nominated for the Best Children’s Album at the Armenian Music Awards of 2007.