Representation: ITALIA

Biography

Born in Tbilisi (Georgia), after in giornalismo she graduates with full marks at her home town Conservatory. She has been awarded the Presidential Order of Excellence, one of the top distinctions of the Republic of Georgia for her contribution to culture and promotion of Georgian cause in the world; she has been decorated Cavaliere della Stella d‘Italia.

She has won several international Competitions as: “Concours International de Chant de la Ville de Toulouse”, “Francisco Viñas” in Barcelona, “BBC Singer of the World” in Cardiff and the GBOSCAR award for excellence in Opera and Ballet.

She completed her musical studies at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala under Leyla Gencer, Luciana Serra and Luigi Alva, taking then part in the following productions at La Scala: Iphigénie en Aulide, Boris Godunov (Fjodor), Oberto conte di San Bonifacio (Cunizia).

She made her debut in Moïse et Pharaon (Marie) conducted by Riccardo Muti for the opening of the season at Teatro alla Scala, where she then appeared in: Falstaff (Meg Page); Evgeni Onegin (Olga); Idomeneo (Idamante); Cherevichki (Solocha); Faust (Siebel); Nabucco (Fenena); La Vedova allegra (Valencienne).

She then sung: Les Contes d’Hoffman (Niklausse) in Turin and Hamburg; La damnation de Faust (Marguerite) in Parma and Liège; Così fan tutte (Dorabella) in Genova, at Covent Garden in London, at the Suntory Hal in Tokyo, Valencia; Carmen in Graz, Latvian, Naples, Otsu, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Bologna, Hamburg, Seoul, Bari, San Diego, Macerata, Hamburg, Sassari and at the Marinsky; Nabucco (Fenena) at the Arena di Verona, in Piacenza and at Festival Castell de Perelada; Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk (Sonjetka) in Barcelona; Luisa Miller(Federica) in Naplesat the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Barcelona, with the Budapest Simphony Staat Orchestra; Idomeneo (Idamante) ad Amburgo; Rigoletto (Maddalena) in Madrid, at the Metropolitan in New York, at the Bogotà Opera House, in Macerata, Genova, Koln, and for Rai with Placido Domingo; Evgeni Onegin (Olga) at Metropolitan Opera in New York, at Covent Garden in London and at the Chicago Lyric Opera; Moïse et Pharaon (Sinaide) at the Salzburg Festival and in RomeClemenza di Tito (Sesto) in Hamburg; Ariodante in Frankfurt; Lucrezia Borgia (Maffio Orsini) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in MunichMadama Butterfly (Suzuki) in Tokyo; Aida (Amneris) in Naples, Bergen, Liege and Bari; Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza) in Avignon; Norma (Adalgisa) in Beirut; Romeo et Juliette (Stefano) at the Arena di Verona; Capuleti e Montecchi (Romeo) in Bergen.

She has worked with such important conductors as: Muti, Harding, Plasson, Jordan, Luisi, Mehta, Luisotti, Noseda, Arrivabeni, Rustioni, Fournillier, Oren, Biondi.

Her intense concert activity has seen her peformConcerto di Natale at the Chiesa di San Marco in Milan conducted by M° Muti; Dvoràk‘s Requiem at the Berliner Philharmonie; Schubert‘s Messa n °6 at the Amsterdam Konzertgebouw; Verdi‘s Messa da Requiem at the Bustan Festival in Beirut; Beethoven‘s IX Sinfonia at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia; a Recital at the Wigmore Hall in Londonconcert dedicated to the memory of Leyla Gencer in Istanbul.

Among her future engagementsCarmen in Liège, Aida (Amneris) in Bologna and Hong Kong, Alceste inFirenze directed by Pizzi, Rigoletto at Teatro San Carlo in Naples.