06, 09, 12, 15, 19 July 2022
Teatro Real Madrid
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
03 Apr 2022
"Macbeth" at the Palau de les Arts of Valencia
George Gagnidze returns to the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia of Valencia and to the title role of Verdi's Macbeth in April 2022. The performances are conducted by Michele Mariotti, while the staging is by Benedict Andrews. George Gagnidze has made his role debut as Macbeth in 2012 at the Metropolitan Opera. He made his house debut at the Palau de les Arts of Valencia in 2007 in a production of Simon Boccanegra singing Paolo and the title role and returned the following year as Miller in Luisa Miller. Both productions were conducted by Lorin Maazel.
11 Feb 2022
Gala performance "Nabucco" and inauguration of star
On February 11, 2022, George Gagnidze will star in the title role of Nabucco at the Tbilisi State Opera. The one-off gala performance will be conducted by Mārtiņš Ozoliņš and will also feature Anastasia Boldyreva (Abigaille), Legi Imedashvili (Zaccaria), Irina Sherazadishvili (Fenena) and Otar Jorjikia (Ismaele), among others. The production is by Enrico Stinchelli. Following the show, a star in front of the opera house with George Gagnidze's name engraved in stone will be inaugurated.
02 Dec 2021
"Tosca" at the Metropolitan Opera
In December 2021 and January 2022, George Gagnidze returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Scarpia in "Tosca". The role of the sadistic Roman chief of police is one of the baritone's most performed MET parts, having sung it on this stage 25 times. George Gagnidze appeared in the opening night and many revival performances of Luc Bondy's 2009/10 season "Tosca" staging and is now performing for the first time in the Met's 2017/18 production by David McVicar. The December run is conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, while the shows in January are led by Carlo Rizzi. George Gagnidze shares the stage with Sondra Radvanovsky/Elena Stikhina and Brian Jagde/Joseph Calleja in the other principal roles.
21 Nov 2021
Nabucco at Staatsoper Hamburg
On November 21, 2021, George Gagnidze will sing the title role in a one-off concert performance of Nabucco at the Staatsoper Hamburg conducted by Paolo Arrivabeni. The Georgian baritone, who has previously appeared at the Hamburg State Opera in such diverse roles as Iago in Otello, Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana, Tonio in Pagliacci and the title role in Simon Boccanegra, has already sung Nabucco in several international opera houses and festivals, including the Vienna State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Arena of Verona.
03 Sep 2021
George Gagnidze presents debut solo album
George Gagnidze presents his debut solo album on the Orfeo label on September 3. The recording includes arias from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, Giordano's Andrea Chénier, Verdi's La traviata, Macbeth, Nabucco, Il trovatore, Un ballo in maschera, and Don Carlo, Wagner's Tannhäuser and Mozart's Don Giovanni and was recorded with the Staatskapelle Weimar led by Stefan Solyom.
The recording is available digitally or as CD on many online platforms and in international music stores.