26 Mar 2020
Tosca at the MET cancelled due to coronavirus crisis
Unfortunately the Metropolitan Opera had to cancel the remainder of its 2019/20 season due to the coronavirus crisis. This also affects the David McVicar production of Tosca that was supposed to take place from March 26 to April 18 with George Gagnidze as Scarpia, Anna Netrebko / Jennifer Rowley in the title role and Najmiddin Mavlyanov / Brian Jagde in that of Cavaradossi conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
23 Jan 2020
Scarpia in Tosca at the Teatro San Carlo
On January 23, 2020, George Gagnidze will return to the Teatro San Carlo in Naples after his acclaimed house debut there earlier in July. In Edoardo De Angelis's new production of Tosca, he will perform his signature role Scarpia under the baton of Donato Renzetti and alongside Monica Zanettin and Arsen Soghomonyan. There will be two more shows on January 25 and 29, 2020.
[Ph. D. Acosta]
06 Jan 2020
Debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
On January 6, George Gagnidze makes his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in one of his most acclaimed roles, as Giorgio Germont in La traviata. Last season, the Georgian star baritone appeared in the part in much lauded performances at the Opéra Bastille of Paris. He has also sung it at the Teatro alla Scala and the Arena di Verona. In London, George Gagnidze appears under the baton of Daniel Oren and in the 1994 Richard Eyre staging. Dinara Alieva sings Violetta, Liparit Avetisyan Alfredo.
26 Oct 2019
Debut at Washington National Opera
On October 26, 2019, George Gagnidze will make his debut at the Washington National Opera as Iago in Otello, in a David Alden production under the music direction of Maestro Daniele Callegari. The cast will also include Russell Thomas in the title role and Leah Crocetto as Desdemona. Earlier this year, George Gagnidze has performed Iago at the Opéra de Paris and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. There will be additional performances in Washington on October 30 and November 3, 8, 11, 16, 2019.
29 Sep 2019
Nabucco at Deutsche Oper Berlin
On September 29 and October 2, 2019, George Gagnidze will return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin to star in the title role of Nabucco in a Keith Warner staging alongside Maria Guleghina as Abigaille, John Relyea as Zaccaria, Annika Schlicht as Fenena and Robert Watson as Ismaele. Carlo Montanaro will conduct. George Gagnidze has sung the role of Nabucco on prestigious stages including the Arena di Verona, where he performed it in a new production two years ago (available on DVD/Blu-Ray).
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.