The young Russian tenor Khachatur Badalyan was born in Orjonikidze. Before he became a singer, he graduated with a red diploma in International Economic Relations. At the age of 25, he made his debut at Novaya Opera Theater in Moscow, where he received critical and public acclaim and was immediately invited to the Bolshoi Theatre as a guest soloist to sing Rodolfo in La bohème and Vaudémont in Iolanta. From 2007 to 2011 the tenor was a soloist of the Novaya Opera in Moscow. After his debut at Mariinsky Theatre in 2012 as Hoffmann in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Khachatur was immediately engaged as a soloist.
The tenor has cooperated with major conductors as Michael Pletnev, Antonello Allemandi, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Teodor Kurentzis, Marco Boemi, Eri Klas, Daniele Callegari, Philippe Jordan, among others. He is a second prize winner in the 2011 Marcello Giordani Vocal Competition
From 2011 to 2013 Khachatur Badalyan sang Rodolfo in La bohème at Teatro Bellini, Alfredo in La traviata, staged by Marius Trelinsky, and Ismaele in Nabucco at Wielki Opera (Warsaw). He made his debut as the Prince in Rusalka at L’Opéra de Montréal, Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly at the Opera Lirica di Cagliari, and Rodolfo La bohème at the Teatro La Fenice, conducted by Daniele Callegari. He was also engaged as the tenor soloist in a staged version of Verdi’s Requiem at Mariinsky Theater, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
He has performed Don José in Carmen at the Opéra National de Paris – Bastille, Foresto in Attila at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona and Alfredo in La traviata with Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Future engagements include his American debut as Prince in Rusalka with Minnesota Opera, Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana with Teatro Municipal de Santiago, and Ismaele in Nabucco with Ópera de Las Palmas Alfredo Kraus.