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George Gagnidze Press and Review
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Aida - San Francisco 2016

"Baritone George Gagnidze brought steely determination and a muscular voice to Aida’s father Amonasro, king of Ethiopia, who falls a captive of the Egyptians upon his army’s defeat. His Act 3 duet with Crocetto, when he convinces her to obtain strategic war information from Radames for the sake of Ethiopia, was especially moving."

James Ambroff- Tahan, The San Francisco Examiner

 

 

“Baritone George Gagnidze was a virile, forceful presence as Aida’s father, Amonasro”

Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News (and East Bay Times)


11.2016 War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco

Andrea Chénier - San Francisco 2016

"The performance’s greatest vocal thrills were supplied by Georgian baritone George Gagnidze, whose Gérard blended seething fury and pathos in equal measure.  His pivotal aria, “Nemico della patria,” sung with superior diction and palpable emotion, represented the evening’s pinnacle of dramatic power."

Georgia Rowe, Opera News

 

“But baritone George Gagnidze as the footman-turned-rebel Carlo Gérard, the third member of the romantically linked trio, made the strongest impression. Gérard serves at the court of Maddalena’s mother and has longed for her since he was young man, but though he finds out that her affections have settled upon Chénier, he manages to set aside his jealousy in the interest of justice. Gagnidze was compelling in an ultimately sympathetic role, and his big, rich voice flowed throughout the house, most effectively in his arresting Act 3 aria “Nemico della patria.”

James Ambroff-Tahan, The San Francisco Examiner

 


09.2016 War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco

Rigoletto - Berlin 2016

"Der Bariton George Gadnidze singt die Rigoletto-Arie im zweiten Akt („Cortigiani, vil razza dannata“) wunderschön ausdrucksstark. Gagnidze ist ein echter Verdi-Bariton mit subtiler Pianokultur und sicher geführten Ausbrüchen. Das toppt er dann noch im Finale: Mit den Worten „la maledizione / der Fluch“ endet eine hervorragende Vorstellung."

Andreas Schmidt, Klassik begeistert


06.2016 Deutsche Oper
Berlin

Aida - Paris 2016

“Dans le rôle pourtant bref d'Amonasro, George Gagnidze déploie une force animale à laquelle nul ne saurait résister. La voix est solide, projetée, égale d'un extrême à l'autre mais ce n'est pas tant l'instrument qui épate que l’engagement avec lequel ce père abusif se jette dans la mêlée vocale et orchestrale.”

Christophe Rizoud, Forum Opera

 

"… [le] superbe Amonasro de George Gagnidze, chaud dans la voix et dans les jeux d’intimité avec sa fille."

Vincent Guillemin, Altamusica


06.2016 Opéra Bastille
Paris

Tosca - Berlin 2016

“In the role of the main antagonist Scarpia we heard George Gagnidze who has a powerful dark voice with a very heroic but also elegant timbre. His performance was so convincing because of his good acting skills and a really thrilling performance full of emotion. During the second act his sadistic nature was really obvious but also the glowing desire for Tosca.”

Daniel Url, The Operatic Musicologist


11.2005 Staatsoper im Schillertheater
Berlin


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