Khovanshchina – London 2017

Among the plotting nobles George Gagnidze’s Shaklovity stood out…”

Barry Millington, Evening Standard


“There wasn’t a weak link in the cast…George Gagnidze’s Shaklovity had all the cunning of the born survivor.”

Tim Ashley, The Guardian


“… George Gadnidze a forceful Shaklovity in his rousing paean to his homeland Russia.”
Richard Fairman, Financial Times


“George Gagnidze a formidable characteriser from the start as Shaklovity, the boyar who will assure eventual control for the young regent.”

David Nice, The Arts Desk


“The strong characterisation had started with George Gagnidze’s slippery, beautifully sung performance as the Tsar-friendly Shaklovity (who took charge of the Streltsy after Prince Khovansky was bumped off)…”

Peter Reed, Classical Source


“… and it was wonderful to hear George Gagnidze – who I have previously heard in broadcasts from the Met – live. His signature roles seem to be Amonasro, Tonio, Alfio and Scarpia, but he sang Shaklovity with such malevolence that it gave me chills and his Iago must be wonderful to hear.”

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Hard International


“George Gagnidze’s bullying baritone suited the faithful boyar, Fyodor Shaklovity…”

Mark Pullinger,


“Georgian George Gagnidze was a dark-voiced Shaklovity in the Russian tradition – his prolonged lamentation for Russia in act three was exceptional.”

Colin Clarke, Opera Today

“…with other roles very well sung, notably: the boyar Shaklovity (George Gagnidze)…”

Mark Ronan, Theatre Reviews




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 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.




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 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.