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 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.




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):




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 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."