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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:

“But the titular character is Nabucco, and baritone George Gagnidze excelled. The part plunges into madness and back again, in the process converting Nabucco from despot (even Jehovah fears him, he thinks in the first act) to Jehovah-convert. Gagnidze has both vocal and dramatic needs to convey all of this, not just convincingly, but poignantly. He matched and perhaps just overtook the psychological angst of the great Leo Nucci in Daniele Abbado’s production (also with Monastyrska) at Covent Garden in 2013, review here).”
Colin Clarke, Seen and Heard International

“The title role is sung by George Gagnidze. His voice is vibrant and sonorous, and his secure vocal line has no problem getting through the speakers. He knows how to find the bite appropriate to Verdi’s style and the personality of his character. Quite convincing in the authoritative, despotic part of his role, with more declamatory passages, he is even more so in his moments of distress and vulnerability, where he finds touching piani nuances.”
Timothé Bougon, Ôlyrix

“Baritone George Gagnidze gives an outstanding performance as the arrogant king Nabucco who goes from sheer hubris (I am a god), to a brief mad scene, to a gentle convert to Judaism. A superb performance throughout.”
James Karas, Reviews and Views

“George Gagnidze has a fine Verdi style baritone voice. He sang with focus and sensitivity.”
Neil Kurtzman, Medicine Opera

“From this point of view, Nabucco gives a major role to the chorus, and this was the work to choose to underline this achievement. But Nabucco can also be nipped in the bud if the cast, led by an experienced or authoritative conductor (which was the case with Daniele Callegari), does not at least rest on a very solid Nabucco-Abigaille pairing. Fortunately, this was the case with Georgian baritone George Gagnidze and Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska…”
Christophe Huss, Le Devoir

 

 

 

Review

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01.05.2024

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

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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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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:

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):