Mongolian talent around the world

The Mongol Messenger
2017-06-23 16:59:51
True artists never back down; they understand that they are the sons and daughters of a nation.  Many Mongolian artists are acknowledged around the world and they glorify Mongolia's talented people.  

The golden baritones and opera

Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar, State Honored Artist, ‘Chinggis Khaan’ Order Laureate, and Grand Prix and Gold Medal Winner of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition is currently employed as a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre and the Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Ulan-Ude, Russia, and the ‘Suld’ ensemble of the Mongolian Police Academy.  His debut on the global opera scene opened a new page for in Mongolian classic music.  “I cry tears of joy as I bowed before Mount Zorgol holding a khadag”, he once said in an interview.  Ariunbaatar hails from Mount Zorgol which is situated in Bayan-Onjuul Soum of Tuv Aimag.  With a heart as soft as a woman’s, and as passionate as a patriot’s, Ariunbaatar charms his audience with powerful renditions of world opera classics.
State Honored Artist Amartuvshin Enkhbat, a golden baritone and soloist at the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet recently sang Rigoletto in the ‘Rigoletto’ opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi at Italian San Carlo Theater.  He won a number of national and international awards including the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition and 2nd place at the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition.  He was the first Mongolian opera singer to bring home a medal from the Tchaikovsky Competition, one of the most reputed classic music competitions in the world.
Another fresh Mongolian talent representing the country’s classic music on the world stage is baritone/bass baritone Ankhbayar Enkhbold from the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the First Prize winer of the 2nd Eva Marton International competition in Budapest, Hungary last year.  Just as an old hunter who tirelessly gallops on his horse for miles with his eagle on his forearm, Mongolia’s golden baritones have hoisted Mongolian opera to reach world stages.

This is an excerpt from an article originally appeared on the Mongolia Today magazine's issue No. 1 /40/ for January - March 2017. 
UPDATE: G.Ariunbaatar won Song Prize Trophy of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in June 2017. For more on this, click here
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