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'''Ellada Chakhoyan''' is the top-prize winner soprano of the "Maria Callas International Competition" in [[Athens]] and other voice competitions in [[Russia]], [[Armenia]], [[Azerbaijan]], and Moldavia.  Her education at the [[Yerevan State Conservatory]] after [[Komitas]] was followed by training at the [[La Scala]] in [[Milan]] where she received a special prize and medal from both [[Italy]]'s Department of Culture and the Conservatory of Giuseppe Verdi for her "Excellence in Italian grand opera interpretation."  Ms. Chakhoyan was also honored with a special diploma for best performance in the Janacek Festival in the former [[Czechoslovakia]].  Her performances as a soloist and as prima donna of the [[Yerevan State Opera]] have been broadcast on the Russian and the [[Armenian State Radio and Television]].  Ellada Chakhoyan has performed with orchestras in the [[United States]] and with the national orchestras of the [[Russian Federation]], [[Poland]], [[Armenia]], [[Georgia]], [[Ukraine]], [[Azerbaijan]], [[Lithuania]], [[Latvia]], [[Estonia]], [[Moldavia]], and [[Romania]]. 
Dubbed "the Armenian Nightingale" in [[Milan]], Chakhoyan has appeared in major opera houses and concert halls, including the Bolshoi and the Tchaikovsky in [[Moscow]], the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Kirov in [[St. Petersburg]], Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall in [[New York]], Kensington Town Hall in [[London]], Teatro Colon in [[Buenos Aires]], La Scala Recital Hall in Milan, Teatro Grande in Brescia (Italy), Teatro Olympic in [[Athens]], and philharmonic halls in [[Poland]], the former [[Czechoslovakia]], [[Ukraine]], the [[Baltic States]], [[Switzerland]], [[Spain]], and [[Canada]].  Her [[New York]] debut was acclaimed: ''From the first notes one could hear the presence of a major singer with complete technical control (including a perfect command of [[messa di voce]]), authority of delivery, opulence of tone, and even sex appeal.  In fact, much of her singing reminded one of the young [[Callas]]'', - The [[New York Daily News]].
... ''capable of both graceful phrasing and dramatic intensity... she has a good deal of power and range at her command'', - The [[New York Times]].
[[Category:Armenian Individuals|Chakhoyan, Ellada]]

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