23, 26, 30 November 2018
05, 08, 15 December 2018
Metropolitan Opera New York
23 Nov 2018
Debut as Michele in "Il tabarro"
On November 23 George Gagnidze will make his role debut as Michele in Il tabarro in the season premiere of the centennial production of Puccini's Il trittico at the Metropolitan Opera New York. Amber Wagner will sing Giorgetta and Marcelo Álvarez Luigi in Jack O’Brien’s staging conducted by Bertrand de Billy. The performance on December 8 will mark George's 100th MET performance since his 2009 house debut in the title role of Rigoletto.
29 Sep 2018
Germont in "La traviata" at the Opéra de Paris
George Gagnidze will return to the Opéra national de Paris in an iconic Verdi baritone role, as Giorgio Germont in La traviata. The Georgian star baritone will appear in seven performances at Opéra Bastille from September 29 to October 17 and will sing with a cast which will also feature Aleksandra Kurzak in the title role and Jean‑François Borras as Alfredo Germont. Giacomo Sagripanti will conduct, the staging is by Benoît Jacquot.
15 Jul 2018
Debut with the LA Philharmonic as Iago in "Otello"
On July 15, 2018 George Gagnidze will make his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, singing Iago in a one-off concert performance of Verdi's Otello at the Hollywood Bowl. George Gagnidze returns to Los Angeles after his past triumphs in the title role of Rigoletto and as Tonio in Pagliacci at the Los Angeles Opera. He made his role debut as Iago in Otello at the Staatsoper Hamburg in 2013, reprising the part at the Greek National Opera of Athens. In the 2018/19 season he is scheduled to perform it in Paris and Berlin.
28 Jun 2018
Role debut as Barnaba in "La Gioconda" in Berlin
On June 28, 2018 George Gagnidze will make his role debut as Barnaba in Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda in a historical Filippo Sanjust staging conducted by Pinchas Steinberg. The other roles will be sung by Hui He (La Gioconda), Daniela Barcellona (Laura), Alfred Kim (Enzo Grimaldo), Nicolas Testé / Ievgen Orlov (Alvise Badoero) and Judit Kutasi (La Cieca). There will be four performances with the last one taking place on July 7, closing the Deutsche Oper Berlin's 2017/18 season.
10 Jun 2018
Simon Boccanegra in Tbilisi
George Gagnidze will reprise his acclaimed portrayal of Simon Boccanegra for a one-off gala performance of Verdi's masterpiece at the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Thatre on June 10, 2018. The cast includes Ramaz Chikviladze, Tamar Iveri, Otar Jorjikia, Giorgi Mchedlishvili, Giorgi Chelidze, Philipe Ghatchava and Manana Iordanishvili in the other roles. Avtandil Chkhenkeli will conduct, the staging is by Alfonso Signorini.
08 May 2018
Amonasro in "Aida" at La Scala
George Gagnidze will return to the Teatro alla Scala, where he will sing Amonasro in Aida in Franco Zeffirelli's legendary 1963 staging conducted by Daniel Oren. Krassimira Stoyanova will sing the title role, Violeta Urmana Amneris, Fabio Sartori Radames, Vitalij Kowaljow Ramfis and Carlo Colombara Il re. Performances on May 08, 12, 15, 18, 23 and 31 as well as on June 03, 2018.
07 Mar 2018
Amonasro in "Aida" at the Teatro Real Madrid
In March 2018 George Gagnidze will return to the Teatro Real to perform the role of Amonasro in Aida in a staging by Hugo de Ana conducted by Maestro Nicola Luisotti. He will sing eight performances on March 07, 10, 13, 17, 19, 21, 22 and 24. The cast will also feature Liudmyla Monastyrska / Anna Pirozzi (Aida), Violeta Urmana / Ekaterina Semenchuk (Amneris), Gregory Kunde / Alfred Kim (Radames), Roberto Tagliavini / Rafal Siwek (Ramfis) and Soloman Howard (Il re). Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
02 Feb 2018
George Gagnidze to star at the 63rd Viennese Opera Ball
George Gagnidze is one of the opera stars performing at the 63rd Viennese Opera Ball at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on February 2, 2018. Other singers include KS René Pape, Ildar Abdrazakov, Angela Meade and Luca Pisaroni. Maestro Marco Armiliato conducts.