Aida – Teatro Alla Scala 2018

“… the best performance of the evening was George Gagnidze’s, a vigorous Amonasro.”

Giovanni Gavazzeni, Il Giornale


“ The Amonasro of George Gagnizde has a ringing voice (…)”

Fabio Vittorini, Il Manifesto


“George Gagnidze is an Amonasro with a ligne du chant always correct and well produced; the volume is sufficient (…) there is elegance in his voice production and the figure of king and father emerging from his portrayal is completely credible.”

Simone Manfredini, Operaclick


“The most complete (concerning voice and interpretation) I would say was George Gagnidze, a very satisfying Ethiopian king.”

Carla Maria Casanova, Lo Spettacoliere


“George Gagnidze is an Amonasro with an elegant ligne de chant.”

Claudio Poloni,


“Incivise on the contrary was the Amonasro of George Gagnidze, with his large and homogenous voice, secure high notes and good interpretative approach.”

Fabio Larovere, Connessi all’Opera


“George Gagnidze exuded authority as the dignified Amonasro.”

James Imam,


“…while George Gagnized delivered a vibrant, authoritative and measured Amonasro.”

Davide Annachini,


“Very much liked was the powerful Amonasro of Georgian baritone George Gagnidze, imposing both vocally and physically.”

Andrea Merli, I teatri dell’Est


“George Gagnidze is a worthy Amonasro both in the second act finale and particularly in the duet with his daughter in describing the tragic conditions of Ethiopia. Powerful but always on pitch.”

Fabio Tranchida, Il trillo parlante


“The two kings – especially the Nubian, performed by George Gagnidze– did well, the Nubian king was convincing when he tried to get Aida to get Radames to give up military secrets.”

Joe’s Concert Reviews


“More might of the old days in the Amonasro of George Gagnidze, certainly more authoritative king – with its sturdy vocal production – than loving father in the congenital manner of our own baritones.”

Francesco Lora, L’ape musicale




Press review: “Gagnidze is superb” as Rigoletto in Atlanta

Excellent reviews for George Gagnidze's Rigoletto at the Atlanta Opera:




EarRelevant feature: ‘Acclaimed baritone George Gagnidze reflects on “Rigoletto” ahead of Atlanta Opera debut’

George Gagnidze was interviewed by Melinda Bargreen ahead of his Atlanta Opera debut in the title role of "Rigoletto". Check out the feature on the following link:




Nabucco – New York 2023

“... the title king’s vulnerable plea for his daughter’s life (sung nobly on Wednesday by George Gagnidze)…” “Elijah Moshinsky’s “Nabucco” production has an old-school, 1980s throwback charm, with its imposing, multiuse unit set that turns on the Met’s revolving stage, even though it arrived at the company in 2001. It harks back to a time when singers were almost solely responsible for delivering the drama, and that’s what Gagnidze did: He shaped Nabucco’s full character arc with his baritone, from the sheeny resonance and dripping venom of a boastful king to the long, stately lines of a penitent one.” Oussama Zahr, The New York Times




Aida – New York 2023

"The size and clarity of George Gagnidze’s voice made for a particularly menacing Amonasro." “George Gagnidze’s menacing Amonasro was powerfully sung.” Rick Perdian, New York Classical Review




Rigoletto – Hamburg 2023

"The cast on March 17, 2023 was top-class in the main roles. George Gagnidze in the title role as Rigoletto was completely absorbed in the characterization of this “court jester”, who is by no means funny here, but rather a person who suffers and a father who only wants to protect his daughter from the outside world and the decadent court society. With his dark, expressive heroic baritone and his powerful performance, he came pretty close to being an ideal for Rigoletto." Wolfgang Schmitt, IOCO