Ruzan Mantashyan has been “re-invited” to perform at the Semper Opera Ball in Dresden. This is what Soprano Hasmik Papian wrote on her Facebook page.
“She will perform the Tatiana’s Letter aria from Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” opera.
Many will ask if this is a victory. Yes, it certainly is!
By speaking out about the issue, we also helped the Germans revisit and correct the mistake, restore justice and save face. Much to my surprise, I didn’t hear the officials of Azerbaijan defend their compatriot. Instead of that, many Armenians vigorously supported the singer of Armenia’s “neighbor”. After searching long and hard, we managed to find Sati Spivakova, who is of Armenian descent and considered it her duty to call on Armenians to calm down and stop “raving”.
P.S.: I thank everyone who supported us. I don’t need to be acknowledged. Instead, by being consistent with a fair solution to the issue, I discovered many fearful musicians, precautious artists and irresponsive compatriots.
My dears, my message is particularly addressed to young Armenians. I tell you to be spiritually strong and do everything you can to keep the dignity of Armenians at a high level, wherever you may be.
We won and will continue to win,” Papian wrote.