Aida – San Francisco 2016

“Baritone George Gagnidze brought steely determination and a muscular voice to Aida’s father Amonasro, king of Ethiopia, who falls a captive of the Egyptians upon his army’s defeat. His Act 3 duet with Crocetto, when he convinces her to obtain strategic war information from Radames for the sake of Ethiopia, was especially moving.”

James Ambroff- Tahan, The San Francisco Examiner


“Baritone George Gagnidze was a virile, forceful presence as Aida’s father, Amonasro”

Georgia Rowe, The Mercury News (and East Bay Times)


“George Gagnidze was a stolid Amonasro”

Joshua Kosman, The San Francisco Chronicle


“George Gagnidze was a powerful Amonasro”

James Roy MacBean, The Berkeley Daily Planet


“Baritone George Gagnidze returns from his highly lauded appearances early in the season in Andrea Chenier to sing Aida’s father Amonasro. His dark-toned voice is right for the part…”

Philip Campbell, The Bay Area Reporter


“As Aida’s father Amonasro, George Gagnidze was a proud, menacing presence with a smooth voice with lots of character.”

Ilana Walder-Biesanz,


“the Amonastro sung by baritone George Gagnidze and the Ramfis of Raymond Aceto, both seasoned, solid professionals… .”

Michael Milenski, Opera Today


“In the limited but important role of Amonasro, George Gagnidze sang impressively.”

Janos Gereben, Classical Voice America


“A specialist in Verdi’s baritone roles, George Gagnidze, from the Republic of Georgia, was an authoritative Amonasro, giving a persuasive performance that suggested a determined leader who inspired the enemy forces. His duet with Crocetto’s Aida was one of the evening’s many vocal high points.”

William Burnett, Opera Warhorses


“Gagnidze gave a commanding performance as Amonasro”

The Opera Tattler




George Gagnidze a Macbeth of “round, harmonically rich vocality” in Bologna

“With Verdi, the Georgian baritone gets along fully: Rigoletto, Nabucco, Miller, Simone are also among his signature roles. He takes on the multifaceted figure of the usurping monarch with a round, harmonically rich vocality, naturally wide-ranged and generous -- at times even almost overflowing -- but well controlled…” Gilberto Mion, Teatro about George Gagnidze's portrayal of Macbeth at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, April 2024.




Interview with GBOpera

George Gagnidze was interviewed by GBOpera. Among the many topics he spoke with Giorgio Bagnoli are his return to Italy, his debut at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, and the role he is singing there, Verdi's Macbeth.




George Gagnidze “delivers a magnificent Scarpia” in Las Palmas

George Gagnidze just brought his celebrated portrayal of Scarpia in Tosca to the Las Palmas Opera in Gran Canaria. Here below you will find a couple of reviews:




“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:




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.