29 September 2019
02 October 2019
Deutsche Oper Berlin
02 Aug 2019
"Cavalleria rusticana" in Matera
On August 2 and 3, 2019, George Gagnidze will sing Alfio in a special open-air production of Cavalleria rusticana at the Sassi di Matera. The performances will be part of Matera's European Capital of Culture festivities and live telecast by ARD, ARTE, RAI and SRI on August 3 at 9pm Central European Time. The staging will be by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Juraj Valčuha will conduct the Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro San Carlo. [Ph. L.Romano]
06 Jul 2019
Debut at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples
On July 6, 2019 George Gagnidze will make his house debut at the prestigious Teatro San Carlo in Naples, singing Alfio in Pippo Delbono's staging of Cavalleria rusticana conducted by Juraj Valčuha. Violeta Urmana / Veronica Simeoni will sing Santuzza, Marcelo Álvarez / Roberto Aronica Turiddu, Elena Zilio Mamma Lucia and Leyla Martinucci Lola. There will be five performances on July 6, 9, 11, 13 and 14.
08 Jun 2019
Iago at the Deutsche Oper Berlin
On June 8, 2019 George Gagnidze will return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Iago in Otello, in a production directed by Andreas Kriegenburg with Paolo Arrivabeni conducting. There will be two further performances, on June 14 and June 20. The cast will also include Russell Thomas in the title role, Guanqun Yu as Desdemona, and Attilio Glaser as Cassio, among others. George Gagnidze just performed Iago at the Opéra de Paris and will sing it later this year for his house debut at the Washington National Opera.
26 Apr 2019
100th Performance as Rigoletto on May 4th at the Met
On April 26, 2019 George Gagnidze will return to the Metropolitan Opera as Rigoletto in Michael Mayer's production. Nicola Luisotti will conduct. There will be four additional performances, running through May 10. The third of these, on May 4, 2019, will mark Gagnidze's 100th performance of the role. The cast for this Rigoletto will also feature Matthew Polenzani/Stephen Costello, Rosa Feola, Ramona Zaharia, and Dimitry Ivashchenko.
14 Apr 2019
Scarpia in "Tosca" in Tbilisi
On April 14, 2019 George Gagnidze will sing Scarpia in a one-off performance of Tosca at the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre. Nana Kavtarashvili will sing the title role and Valeriano Gamghebeli that of Cavaradossi. Gianluca Martinenghi will conduct, the staging is by Giancarlo del Monaco. George Gagnidze has sung Scarpia to great acclaim in a new production at the Metropolitan Opera; at the Paris Opera, the Teatro alla Scala, the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In 2020 he will reprise it at the Met.
07 Mar 2019
Iago in "Otello" at Opéra National de Paris
On March 7, 2019 George Gagnidze will return to the Opéra National de Paris as Iago in Verdi's "Otello," joined by Roberto Alagna in the title role, and Aleksandra Kurzak as Desdemona. Bertrand de Billy will conduct, and the staging will be by Andre Șerban. Further performances will be on 10, 13, 16, 20, 23, 26 and 29 March 2019, and 01, 04, 07 and April 2019.
17 Jan 2019
Double debut at the Royal Opera House of Muscat
On January 17 and 19, 2019 George Gagnidze will sing his first Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, making his debut at the Royal Opera House of Muscat in Oman. This will be George's second new Puccini role following his acclaimed Michele in Il tabarro at the Metropolitan Opera in November and December. In Oman George will share the stage with Maria José Siri as Cio-Cio-San, Roberto Aronica as Pinkerton and Veronica Simeoni as Suzuki. Marco Armiliato will conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao and the Coro Intermezzo, the staging will be by Joan Antón Rechi.
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.