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13.04.2017

Aida – New York 2017

​”From Scarpia to Tonio, George Gagnidze has been called upon to play a number of memorable antagonists on the Met’s stage. His robust, fine-grained baritone was in top form on Thursday and he brought unusual depth to the Ethiopian King Amonasro, avoiding common the temptation to play him as a skulking schemer.”

Eric C. Simpson, New York Classical Review

 

“George Gagnidze … singing with force. ”

Robert Levine, Bachtrack.com

 

“His growling sound came through with cataclysmic power during the central section of the third act duet with Aida. Barreling over the orchestra, Gagnidze constructed the portrait of a ferocious beast that delivered his most vicious blow on the climactic “Dei Faraoni tu si la schiava.” His crescendo on “Faraoni” was particularly thrilling as he held the note for as long as he could muster before deliver the final backhanded blow on the end of the phrase. And yet as he turned to console his daughter, he mustered up a solid legato phrase, showing a massive contrast between the monster he had unleashed a few moments earlier.”

Operawire.com

 

“As Aïda’s wily father Amonasro, baritone George Gagnidze pumped out the sound..”

James Jorden, New York Observer

 

“Amonasro was George Gagnidze, the Georgian baritone—full of testosterone, as usual. Snarling like Scarpia (the villain in Puccini’s Tosca), as usual. He was a treat to watch and hear.”

Jay Nordlinger, The New Criterion

Review

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20.01.2024

“George Gagnidze excelled” as Nabucco in Live in HD from the MET

Reviews are out for the Live in HD performance of Nabucco from the Metropolitan Opera starring George Gagnidze in the title role:

Review

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06.01.2024

Cover interview with Sinfónica

George Gagnidze is on the cover of the January issue of the Uruguayan magazine Sinfónica. In the interview, he speaks about his career, the current run of Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera and much more.

Review

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06.01.2024

Radio interview with BBC InTune

George Gagnidze spoke with BBC Radio 3 InTune about the role of Nabucco and the upcoming Live in HD cinema broadcast all around the world. On the following link you can listen to the interview (minute 41:50):

Review

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06.01.2024

George Gagnidze: “‘Nabucco’ trata sobre el poder y qué se hace para conservarlo”

"En entrevista, el barítono georgiano, quien interpretará a Nabucco en la ópera homónima de Verdi que se transmitirá en el Auditorio Nacional, recorre su trayectoria y habla de la intolerancia como uno de los ejes de la obra estrenada en 1842."

Interview

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03.01.2024

Interview with Woman Around Town

"One of opera’s foremost singers, baritone George Gagnidze opened the Metropolitan Opera’s 2023-24 season with his vastly acclaimed portrayal of Nabucco, the title role in Verdi’s early masterpiece. He has returned for a second run of performances beginning on December 29 and ending on January 26. I am grateful that he took the time to share his excitement and insightful thoughts about singing this complex role on a stage that he knows and loves. For detailed information about George Gagnidze, please click on the link at the end of this interview. And don’t miss experiencing his tour-de-force performance, a formidable and nuanced interpretation of one of the greatest baritone roles of all time."