Review

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28.02.2024

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, for his part, delivered a magnificent Scarpia, with all the malignity expected of him and which the baritone accentuates with the chiaroscuro of his powerful voice and the ironic tone of his phrasing.”
Agustín Arocha, Ópera Actual

“The internationally well-known Georgian George Gagnidze, who often sings at the Met, was a strong visual and dramatic contrast to the two [Grimaldi and Beczala] as Scarpia. Like a Tito Gobbi from a glorious past in a red brocade costume in the second act, incredibly authoritarian and with a certain corpulence also frightening, he gave the police chief all the necessary brutality, as well as loud, black cynicism. He was able to use in the best possible way his powerful and well-controlled baritone, which was as multifaceted as it was clear. The trio was therefore of the very first quality!”

Klaus Billand, Opernmagazin / Der Opernfreund / Der Neue Merker

“The Georgian baritone George Gagnidze – a regular in the MET Opera Seasons – showed a voice of beautiful timbre that was also projected with great power in every corner of the theater. Impeccable in his role as an actor, he gave a “Te Deum” of the highest level with a powerful vocal instrument and beautiful color… . In the second act, he exhibited elegant phrasing and an expressive singing line that, together with the great acting work of a singer who has surpassed a hundred performances as the evil Scarpia, astonished the audience that almost filled the Teatro Pérez Galdós.”
José Noguieira, Pro Ópera

[Photo: Nacho González/ ACO]

Interview

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12.04.2024

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.

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:

Interview

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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.

Interview

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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):

Interview

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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."