Review

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13.10.2019

Nabucco – Berlin 2019

“With George Gagnidze, the Deutsche Oper Berlin engaged one of today’s best Nabuccos. With his pleasantly coloured baritone voice of perfect symmetry, powerful in the forte passages while completely unchallenged in the mezza voce, with a glorious flow in the prayer scene he was a worthy exponent of this role.”

Ingrid Wanja, Der Opernfreund

 

“Georgian baritone George Gagnidze, one of today’s most sought-after exponents of the Italian Fach, had been engaged for the title role of “Nabucco”. Gagnidze made a name for himself on an international level with select roles from Verdi operas, notably Amonasro (“Aida”) and the title roles of “Simon Boccanegra” and “Rigoletto”. At this performance, Gagnidze displays a brightly timbred, but above all noble and well-disposed baritone voice with a pleasant and substantial middle register. (…)

The middle register shows voluminous and vigorous qualities… . Gagnidze convinces especially in rousing dramatic scenes, such as at the end of the second scene in “Tremin gl’insani del mio furore!”, where he elaborates the authoritative-tyrannical character of Nabucco with vocal expressiveness and creative power. (…) By way of acting, he flings himself into Keith Warner’ role concept with great dedication and theatrical habitus.

Conclusion: George Gagnidze was really worth hearing in the lead role of “Nabucco“. … he convinces in dramatic scenes requiring a large and expressive baritone voice.
Markus Guggenberger, Opern- & Konzertkritik Berlin

 

His performance was dramatically intelligent; one felt that each word he sang had meaning; his voice was satisfyingly robust. In Part IV, when his character returns to sanity […], his repentant pleas to God felt heartbreakingly earnest and dramatically sensitive.

Elyse Lyon, https://operawire.com

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.

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):