Prepremier and premier evenings revealed a number of bright discoveries. The young tenor of ” the Novaya Opera ” Khachatur Badalyan in the part of Lohengrin was so vocally solvent, that has involuntarily eclipsed even the venerable American John Piers who was specially invited for the premier. The charm of youth and freshness of the vocal form of the first won experience and unconditional skill of the second.
“The Moscow theatrical magazine” The Planet Beauty ” 03-04 2008. Igor Korjabin.