23, 25, 29 January 2020
Teatro San Carlo, Napoli
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.
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.