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13.12.2018

Il Tabarro – Metropolitan Opera 2018

“Celebrating the centennial of the work’s world premiere, at the Met on Dec. 14, 1918, this was a very fine “Trittico,” particularly the disconsolate “Il Tabarro,” inflamed by Amber Wagner’s big, creamy soprano, Marcelo Álvarez’s effusive tenor, and George Gagnidze’s grim, moody baritone”

Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

 

“About the only excitement was sparked by soprano Amber Wagner and baritone George Gagnidze as the miserably married Giorgetta and Michele. These two, plus Blythe, were the only singers who mustered the wallop that only king-sized voices can deliver in a huge theater like the Met.”

James Jorden, Observer

 

“Celebrating the centennial of the work’s world premiere, at the Met on Dec. 14, 1918, this was a very fine “Trittico,” particularly the disconsolate “Il Tabarro,” inflamed by Amber Wagner’s big, creamy soprano, Marcelo Álvarez’s effusive tenor, and George Gagnidze’s grim, moody baritone”

Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

 

“About the only excitement was sparked by soprano Amber Wagner and baritone George Gagnidze as the miserably married Giorgetta and Michele. These two, plus Blythe, were the only singers who mustered the wallop that only king-sized voices can deliver in a huge theater like the Met.”

James Jorden, Observer

 

“Rounding out the tortured love triangle was George Gagnidze’s moody Michele. His palpable pain at the realization of his double loss (first his child, now his wife) kept him from being a villain, and his mellifluous tone reinforced his humanity.”

Joanne Sydney Lessner, Opera News

 

“… George Gagnidze was an impressive Michele.”
Eduardo Brandenburger, Ópera Áctual

 

“The smoldering, menacing Michele of George Gagnidze overwhelmed Amber Wagner and Marcelo Álvarez as the illicit lovers.”

Patrick Clement James, Parterre.com

 

“… George Gagnidze is chilling in Michele’s soliloquy vowing to kill his wife’s as-yet unidentified lover.”

David M. Rice, ClassicalSource

 

“George Gagnidze’s rough-edged baritone is just right for the enraged Michele.”

Robert Levine, Bachtrack

 

“Baritone George Gagnidze is an unhappy and somber Michele, roused to anger and revenge when he discovers the identity of his wife’s lover.”

Operametro.com

 

“… very good voices (Amber Wagner’s firm, rich soprano as Giorgetta, George Gagnidze as Michele).” (…)

“George Gagnidze’s rough-hewn baritone was a good match for Michele.”

Humbled and Overwhelmed Blog

 

“George Gagnidze … menacing as ever … a harrowing delivery of his chilling monologue “Nulla! Silenzio!,”… .”

Eric C. Simpson, New York Classical Review

 

“El barítono georgiano administró sus recursos con sabiduría y llenó el escenario sin dificultades para cuajar un Michele de altura. Su éxito fue indiscutible.”

Carlos Javier Lopez, OperaWorld

 

“… imponente y bien caracterizado en el papel del brutal Michele. Sin duda cuando grita «La pace è nella morte!» al final de su monólogo evoca una presencia temible.”

David Yllanes Mosquera, Codalario

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:

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.