Mongolian Baritone G. Ariunbaatar Wins Golden Soffit Award

Art & Culture
2023-11-15 12:42:08

Ulaanbaatar, November 15, 2023 /MONTSAME. Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar, Honoured Artist of Mongolia, was awarded the prestigious prize Golden Soffit for the role of Nabucco in J. Verdi's opera “Nabucco” in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

The Northern capital hosted the 29th Awards Ceremony held for winners of the highest theater award of St. Petersburg - Golden Soffit 2022-2023 on November 13, 2023. Golden Soffit is an integral part of the cultural life of the Northern capital, and the awarding of the Laureates becomes a bright point at the end of the theater season. The highest theater prize of St. Petersburg annually awards the best performances of the past season - drama, opera, ballet, puppet, musical productions in the genre of operetta and musical, as well as actors, directors, and theater artists. The Golden Soffit Award takes place in four categories:

-Theatre of Drama

-Musical Theatre

-Puppet Show

-Non-state Theater


Mongolian opera baritone G. Ariunbaatar was nominated for the Golden Soffit Award for the role of Nabucco in J. Verdi's opera “Nabucco” and won in the “Best Actor in an Opera Performance” category.


Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar graduated from the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture in Ulaanbaatar in 2010. He improved his mastery under the guidance of teacher and accompanist Darima Linhovoin, with whom he performed in Russia and abroad.


Ariunbaatar has performed in New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Cadogan Hall, Buckingham Palace, the Spanish Opera Las Palmas, the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, as well as in Brussels at the Asia-Europe summit.


He made his debut on the stage of the Mariinsky Theater in 2016, performing the role of Escamillo in the opera Carmen.