Tigran Martirossian, born Armenian, was discovered by both, the New Opera Moscow and the Bolshoy Theater, during his vocal studies at the Gnesin Music Institute and hired as a soloist at both theatres. From 1993 to 1998, he there performed the roles of Ramphis, King René, Raimondo, Pimen, Salieri and Galitzky.
As a winner of eight international vocal competitions, he quickly made it to the major theatres in Europe and the USA. Since 1998, he has been living as freelance artist in Austria and Germany.
The Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, Opéra Bastille in Paris, La Scala in Milan, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Salzburg Festival are among the leading theatres, where the basso cantante has performed.
Roles, in which Tigran Martirossian can be heard, include Philip II, Mephistophel/Gounod, Rodolfo, Pimen, Sulpice, Colline, Gremin, Sparafucile, Comte des Grieux/Manon, Oroveso, Panthée, Timur, Farfner as well as Fasold and Pagano in Verdi’s Il Lombardi – The Lombards.
At the Hamburg State Opera, where Tigran Martirossian has been a cast member since 2005, he performs i.e. the central bass parts of Fiesco, Dossifei/Khovanshchina, Dulcamara, Figaro, Selim/Turco, Raimondo, Banco and Basilio.
In 2014/2015, Tigran Martirossian gave his debut as Walter/Luisa Miller. Further roles in the upcoming seasons include Selim, Dulcamara and Colline as well as Galitzky/Khovanshchina.
Tigran Martirossian worked with conductors such as S. Cambreling, Sir Colin Davis, V. Gergiev, Z. Mehta, M. Plasson, C. Rizzi, M. Rostropovich, J.-P. Saraste, M. Tilson-Thomas, S. Young, P. Domingo, J. Levine, D. Oren, M. Wigglesworth, P. Jordan, D. Callegari and R. Frizza.