Armenian soprano Ruzan Mantashyan, whose performance at Semper Operaball in
Dresden was canceled because of Azeri tenor Yousif Eivazov, will perform in
Dresden on February 7. Famous opera singer Hasmik Papian posted this information
on her Facebook page.
"Ruzan Mantashyan was "reinvited" to participate in the Semper Operaball in
Dresden on February 7. She will perform Tatiana's Aria from P. Tchaikovsky's
"Eugene Onegin" opera.
Is this a victory, one can ask. Yes, of course.
Speaking about the problem, at the same time we have helped the Germans review
and correct the mistake, restore justice and save their faces. To my surprise,
no voice was heard from official Azerbaijan in support of their relative.
Instead, many Armenians became the fervent defender of the "neighboring" country
singer. It seemed as if giants like Riccardo Muti or Daniel Barenboim had to
stand behind the famous singer Netrebko. But no, the real artists who respect
themselves will not come down. After a long search, only one person, Armenian
Sati Spivakova, found it her duty to urge the Armenian people to rest and stop
P.S. I thank all those who supported her, especially Narine Abgaryan. I don't
need recognition, heroism, or laurels. Instead of being consistent with the just
resolution of the problem for days, I expressed myself to a large number of
frightened musicians, cautious artists, and inexperienced compatriots.
Dears, my message is especially for young people - wherever you are, never give
up, fight for the preservation of the Armenian dignity at all costs. It is above
We have won and we will win!"