Tosca – Barcelona 2023

“On a vocal level, the performance featured the alternative cast, in which George Gagnidze especially stood out as the perfidious Scarpia: the baritone, with an imposing stage presence, mastered the difficulties of the role from beginning to end, exhibiting at all times a flow of exuberant voice, as well as an attractive and harmonic timbre.”
Aniol Costa-Pau, Opera Áctual

“Georgian baritone George Gagnidze was a Scarpia with a much more suitable instrument than his two rival protagonists. Thanks to his color and power, his interpretation of the satyr Baron brought interest and theatrical credibility…”
Jordi Maddalena, Platea Magazine

“George Gagnidze was a Scarpia with better stage presence and vocal homogeneity than…”
Xavier Parera, Scherzo

“In other performances both the tenor Antonio Corianò and the baritone Gagnidze, sonorous Scarpia, were appreciated.”
Marcelo Cervelló, L’Opera

“George Gagnidze, (…) good actor and well characterized as Scarpia (…)”
Albert Torrens, Revista Musical

“With his dark vocal timbre, George Gagnidze received ovations at curtain call.
Carme Miró, Sonograma

“A voice of undoubted tonnage…”
Andrea Merli, I teatri dell’Est

“Scarpia was the Georgian baritone George Gagnidze, who did well (…). His voice is large…”
José M. Irurzun, Beckmesser




Press review: “Gagnidze is superb” as Rigoletto in Atlanta

Excellent reviews for George Gagnidze's Rigoletto at the Atlanta Opera:




EarRelevant feature: ‘Acclaimed baritone George Gagnidze reflects on “Rigoletto” ahead of Atlanta Opera debut’

George Gagnidze was interviewed by Melinda Bargreen ahead of his Atlanta Opera debut in the title role of "Rigoletto". Check out the feature on the following link:




Nabucco – New York 2023

“... the title king’s vulnerable plea for his daughter’s life (sung nobly on Wednesday by George Gagnidze)…” “Elijah Moshinsky’s “Nabucco” production has an old-school, 1980s throwback charm, with its imposing, multiuse unit set that turns on the Met’s revolving stage, even though it arrived at the company in 2001. It harks back to a time when singers were almost solely responsible for delivering the drama, and that’s what Gagnidze did: He shaped Nabucco’s full character arc with his baritone, from the sheeny resonance and dripping venom of a boastful king to the long, stately lines of a penitent one.” Oussama Zahr, The New York Times




Aida – New York 2023

"The size and clarity of George Gagnidze’s voice made for a particularly menacing Amonasro." “George Gagnidze’s menacing Amonasro was powerfully sung.” Rick Perdian, New York Classical Review




Rigoletto – Hamburg 2023

"The cast on March 17, 2023 was top-class in the main roles. George Gagnidze in the title role as Rigoletto was completely absorbed in the characterization of this “court jester”, who is by no means funny here, but rather a person who suffers and a father who only wants to protect his daughter from the outside world and the decadent court society. With his dark, expressive heroic baritone and his powerful performance, he came pretty close to being an ideal for Rigoletto." Wolfgang Schmitt, IOCO