12, 15, 18 February 2023
Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin
08 Jan 2023
"Tosca" at the Gran Teatre del Liceu
George Gagnidze is back at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, where he performs his signature role of Scarpia in six performances of Tosca from January 8 to 21. Giacomo Sagripanti and Henrik Nánási are conducting and the production is by Rafael R. Villalobos. He shares the stage with Maria Agresta, Monica Zanettin and Emily Magee in the title role, Michael Fabiano and Antonio Corianò as Cavaradossi.
George Gagnidze comes fresh from performing Scarpia at the Metropolitan Opera, where he has sung the role more than 40 times. His performance at the Gran Teatre del Liceu marks his 100th outing in the role of the evil chief of police.
02 Dec 2022
Amonasro in "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera
On December 2, 6 and 10, 2022, George Gagnidze returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Amonasro in Aida. The legendary Sonja Frisell staging saw George making his role debut as Amonasro in 2012 and is being performed for the last time this season at the MET. Paolo Carignani conducts a cast which also includes Latonia Moore in the title role, Olesya Petrova as Amneris, Brian Jagde as Radamès, Christian Van Horn as Ramfis and Alexandros Stavrakakis as Il Re.
[Photo: Ken Howard / MetOpera]
19 Oct 2022
Scarpia in "Tosca" at the MET
George Gagnidze brings back his Scarpia in Tosca to the Metropolitan Opera. Following 11 performances as the villainous chief of police at the Met in the 2021/22 season, he stars in five shows of David McVicar's staging this season conducted by Carlo Rizzi, with Aleksandra Kurzak in the title role and Michael Fabiano / Roberto Alagna as Cavaradossi. The October 27 show will be the 1000th Met performance of Tosca and George will be on stage for the 40th time as Scarpia at this opera house alone on October 31.
08 Oct 2022
George Gagnidze makes Dallas Opera debut as Rigoletto
On October 8, 2022, George Gagnidze will make his house debut at the Dallas Opera in one of his signature roles. The Georgian star baritone will appear in the title role of Verdi's Rigoletto, a character he has sung at theatres and festivals such as the Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Aix-en-Provence, Wiener Festwochen and the NHK Hall of Tokyo. At the Metropolitan Opera, he has sung the role 25 times in two different stagings and has celebrated his 100th performance as Verdi's tragic jester in 2019. More information about the run in Dallas: https://secure.dallasopera.org/57231
22 Jul 2022
"La traviata" at Teatro San Carlo
George Gagnidze returns to the Teatro San Carlo to replace a colleague as Germont in La traviata on July 22 and 24. The performances are lead by Francesco Ivan Ciampa. In Ferzan Özpetek's staging, Pretty Yende / Claudia Pavone appear in the title role and Francesco Demuro as Alfredo. George Gagnidze has sung Germont in Napoli only last year, in a semi-staging due to the pandemic. He has performed the role at such stages as the Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, Arena di Verona, Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. At the Teatro San Carlo, he has also sung Scarpia in Tosca this April and in 2020 as well as Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana in summer 2019.
06 Jul 2022
George Gagnidze returns to Teatro Real Madrid as Nabucco
On July 6, 9, 12, 15 and 19, 2022, George Gagnidze will perform the title role of Nabucco at the Teatro Real of Madrid. The staging is by Andreas Homoki and Nicola Luisotti will conduct. The July 15 performance will be video streamed world wide. George Gagnidze has previously sung Nabucco at prestigious stages such as the Chorégies d'Orange, Arena di Verona, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Hamburg. He returns the Teatro Real following his 2010 house debut as Simon Boccanegra and subsequent appearances in Tosca and Aida.
21 May 2022
Amonasro in "Aida" at LA Opera
On May 21 and 29, June 2, 4, 9 and 12, George Gagnidze will return to the Los Angeles Opera as Amonasro in Francesca Zambello's production of Aida which he premiered in 2016 in San Francisco. James Conlon will conduct, while the other roles will be sung by Latonia Moore, Melody Moore, Russell Thomas, Morris Robinson, Alaysha Fox, Peixin Chen and Anthony Ciaramitaro. George Gagnidze returns to Los Angeles after acclaimed performances in the title role of Rigoletto and as Tonio in Pagliacci. He is one of today's most requested Amonasros, having sung the role numerous times at the Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro Real Madrid or the Teatro alla Scala, where he performed it in two different stagings.
20 Apr 2022
"Tosca" at the Teatro San Carlo
George Gagnidze will take over the first two performances of "Tosca" at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples on April 20 and 23, replacing an ailing colleague. He will perform the role of Scarpia alongside Oksana Dyka in the title part and Jonas Kaufmann as Cavaradossi. Juraj Valčuha will conduct the production by Edoardo De Angelis which was first unveiled in Naples in 2020 with George Gagnidze as Scarpia. George Gagnidze sang a run of Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera earlier this season, where he has appeared in the role of Scarpia 36 times since 2009. He has also sung the role at Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, Berlin Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper, to only name a few. Photo by Luciano Romano