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CURRENT SEASON

Nikoloz Lagvilava's engagements in the 2018/19 season include Escamillo in Carmen, Jago in Otello, Scarpia in Tosca - all for Aalto Theater Essen, and the title part in Nabucco for l'Opéra de Dijon, among others.


FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

In the following seasons Nikoloz Lagvilava will make his house debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival, Komische Oper Berlin, and New National Theatre Tokyo, performing roles such as the Emperor in The Nightingale, Ibn-Hakia in Iolanta, and the title part in Rigoletto.


PAST ENGAGEMENTS

Conte di Luna in Il trovatore, the title part in Rigoletto - both for Aalto Theater Essen, the title part in Nabucco for Lille Opera, Scarpia in Tosca for Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Tomsky In The Queen of Spades at Savonlinna Opera Festival.

 

He also sang Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana with Den Norske Opera Oslo, Iago in Otello at the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, Escamillo in Carmen for Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, and the Georgian National Opera Tbilisi.

 

 

All modifications made to this biography MUST be confirmed with TACT International Art Management before publishing.


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July 2019
1418:00

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Robert Jindra, Conductor

Christine Mielitz, Stage Director

October 2019
1119:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

1419:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

1719:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

2416:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

2716:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

3016:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

November 2019
0216:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

0619:15

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

0919:15

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

1319:15

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

1619:15

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

2319:15

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

2719:15

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

3019:15

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

December 2019
0419:15

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

0719:15

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Glyndebourne Touring Festival

Thomas Blunt, Conductor

Christiane Lutz, Stage Director

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June 2019
2316:30

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Robert Jindra, Conductor

Christine Mielitz, Stage Director

2819:30

Verdi - Otello - Jago

Matteo Beltrami, Conductor

Roland Schwab, Stage Director

May 2019
1216:30

Verdi - Otello - Jago

Matteo Beltrami, Conductor

Roland Schwab, Stage Director

1918:00

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Robert Jindra, Conductor

Christine Mielitz, Stage Director

April 2019
0718:00

Verdi - Otello - Jago

Matteo Beltrami, Conductor

Roland Schwab, Stage Director

1319:00

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Robert Jindra, Conductor

Christine Mielitz, Stage Director

1819:30

Verdi - Otello - Jago

Matteo Beltrami, Conductor

Roland Schwab, Stage Director

March 2019
0919:00

Verdi - Otello - Jago

Matteo Beltrami, Conductor

Roland Schwab, Stage Director

February 2019
0219:00

Verdi - Otello - Jago

Matteo Beltrami, Conductor

Roland Schwab, Stage Director

0819:30

Verdi - Otello - Jago

Matteo Beltrami, Conductor

Roland Schwab, Stage Director

1619:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Sébastien Rouland, Conductor

Lotte de Beer, Stage Director

2019:30

Verdi - Otello - Jago

Matteo Beltrami, Conductor

Roland Schwab, Stage Director

2719:30

Verdi - Otello - Jago

Matteo Beltrami, Conductor

Roland Schwab, Stage Director

January 2019
1819:30

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Sébastien Rouland, Conductor

Lotte de Beer, Stage Director

December 2018
1618:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Sébastien Rouland, Conductor

Lotte de Beer, Stage Director

1919:30

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Sébastien Rouland, Conductor

Lotte de Beer, Stage Director

2819:30

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Sébastien Rouland, Conductor

Lotte de Beer, Stage Director

November 2018
1520:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Dijon

Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Éve Signeyrole, Stage Director

1815:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Dijon

Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Éve Signeyrole, Stage Director

2120:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Dijon

Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Éve Signeyrole, Stage Director

2420:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Dijon

Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Éve Signeyrole, Stage Director

October 2018
1819:30

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Sébastien Rouland, Conductor

Lotte de Beer, Stage Director

2719:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Sébastien Rouland, Conductor

Lotte de Beer, Stage Director

July 2018
0719:00

Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame - Tomsky

Savonlinna Opera Festival

Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor

Jere Erkkilä, Stage Director

1319:00

Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame - Tomsky

Savonlinna Opera Festival

Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor

Jere Erkkilä, Stage Director

2419:00

Tchaikovsky - Pique Dame - Tomsky

Savonlinna Opera Festival

Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor

Jere Erkkilä, Stage Director

June 2018
0316:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Lille

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Eve Signeyrole, Stage Director

0620:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Lille

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Eve Signeyrole, Stage Director

0919:00

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

May 2018
1316:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

1620:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Lille

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Eve Signeyrole, Stage Director

1918:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Lille

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Eve Signeyrole, Stage Director

2220:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Lille

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Eve Signeyrole, Stage Director

2618:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Lille

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Eve Signeyrole, Stage Director

2820:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Lille

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Eve Signeyrole, Stage Director

3120:00

Verdi - Nabucco - Nabucco

Opéra de Lille

Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Conductor

Marie-Eve Signeyrole, Stage Director

April 2018
2019:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

March 2018
2518:00

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

February 2018
0418:00

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

0619:30

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Wen-Pin Chien, Conductor

Aziz Shokhakimov, Conductor

1619:30

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Wen-Pin Chien, Conductor

Aziz Shokhakimov, Conductor

2119:30

Puccini - Tosca - Scarpia

Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Wen-Pin Chien, Conductor

Aziz Shokhakimov, Conductor

January 2018
0319:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

1319:00

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

2019:00

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

December 2017
0219:00

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

0719:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

1718:00

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

2019:30

Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Giacomo Sagripanti, Conductor

Patrice Caurier, Stage Director

November 2017
0419:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Matteo Beltrami , Conductor

Frank Hilbrich , Stage Director

1918:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Matteo Beltrami , Conductor

Frank Hilbrich , Stage Director

October 2017
2119:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Matteo Beltrami , Conductor

Frank Hilbrich , Stage Director

2916:30

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Matteo Beltrami , Conductor

Frank Hilbrich , Stage Director

June 2017
2319:00

Verdi - Rigoletto - Rigoletto

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Martin Leginus, Conductor

Martin Schüler, Stage Director

January 2017
0319:00

Mascagni - Cavaleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci - Alfio

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

Robert Treviño, Conductor

Kasper Holten, Paul Curran, Stage Director

0519:00

Mascagni - Cavaleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci - Alfio

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

Robert Treviño, Conductor

Kasper Holten, Paul Curran, Stage Director

0718:00

Mascagni - Cavaleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci - Alfio

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

Robert Treviño, Conductor

Kasper Holten, Paul Curran, Stage Director

1418:00

Mascagni - Cavaleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci - Alfio

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

Robert Treviño, Conductor

Kasper Holten, Paul Curran, Stage Director

1719:00

Mascagni - Cavaleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci - Alfio

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

Robert Treviño, Conductor

Kasper Holten, Paul Curran, Stage Director

December 2016
1718:00

Mascagni - Cavaleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci - Alfio

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

Robert Treviño, Conductor

Kasper Holten, Paul Curran, Stage Director

2119:00

Mascagni - Cavaleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci - Alfio

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

Robert Treviño, Conductor

Kasper Holten, Paul Curran, Stage Director

2918:00

Mascagni - Cavaleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci - Alfio

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

Robert Treviño, Conductor

Kasper Holten, Paul Curran, Stage Director

3117:00

Mascagni - Cavaleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo - Pagliacci - Alfio

Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo

Robert Treviño, Conductor

Kasper Holten, Paul Curran, Stage Director

April 2016
0219:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

Alexei Borodin, Stage Director

February 2016
0319:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Rastislav Štúr, Conductor

Marián Chudovský, Stage Director

2120:30

Verdi - Otello - Iago (excerpts)

Al Bustan Festival

Gianluca Marcianò, Conductor

2320:30

Verdi - Otello - Iago (excerpts)

Al Bustan Festival

Gianluca Marcianò, Conductor

November 2015
0419:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

Alexei Borodin, Stage Director

1219:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

Alexei Borodin, Stage Director

September 2015
0619:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

Alexei Borodin, Stage Director

0919:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

Alexei Borodin, Stage Director

July 2015
1619:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

Alexei Borodin, Stage Director

1819:00

Bizet - Carmen - Escamillo

Bolshoi Theatrе, Moscow

Tugan Sokhiev, Conductor

Alexei Borodin, Stage Director

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Nikoloz Lagvilava as Alfio in Cavaleria Rusticana
Irine Ratiani and Nikoloz Lagvilava - Nile Scene - Aida and Amonasro's Duet
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Aalto-Musiktheater Essen - Otello - Jago, February 2019

Mit Nikoloz Lagvilava als Jago wird in „Otello“ brillanter Bariton gefeiert
Bravo Nikoloz Lagvilava! Seit Károly Szilágyi hatte Essen fürs italienische Fach keinen Bariton dieser Klasse im Ensemble. Brillant im Schurken-Porträt, das Lagvilava aus anarchischer Verworfenheit und dem süßen Gift der Lüge legiert. Elektrisierend im Gesang: Die tiefsten Töne im „Credo“ geraten Lagvilava schaurig-schön, und wen wundert, dass ein ganzer Hofstaat Jago auf den Leim geht, da das Böse mit solchem Balsam in der Intriganten-Kehle unterwegs ist?

- Lars von der Gönna, Neue Ruhr ZeitungRead the article

Nikoloz Lagvilava bekam als Jago den meisten Final-Applaus – sein stimmliches Format für diese Hauptpartie ist über jeden Zweifel erhaben, und auch darstellerisch versteht er es, den hinterhältigen Schurken und Intriganten überzeugend abzuliefern.

- Dr. Peter Bilsing , Das OpernmagazinRead the article

Von den männlichen Protagonisten sichert sich der Jago von Nikoloz Lagvilava auch vokal den Triumph: Sein durchsetzungsfähiger Bariton basiert auf einer sicheren Stütze ohne doppelten Boden atemtechnischer Tricks, behält in der Höhe Rundung und Fülle und schillert in der Tiefe in einer satt-gefährlichen Farbe. Die Duette mit Otello strotzen vor Kraft, ohne dass dem Ton Gewalt angetan würde. Der Mann kennt keinen durch sfumature abgetönten Zweifel; auch sein „Credo“ ist ein Bekenntnis ohne Zwischentöne. Dieser Jago ist keine philosophische Gestalt, sondern ein abgebrühter Verbrecher.

- Werner Häußner, Online MerkerRead the article

Die Inszenierung hat Biss, Präzision, Tiefe. Essens Philharmoniker klingen auf der Höhe erster Opernadressen – und als Nikoloz Lagvilava (Jago) zum Schlussapplaus an die Rampe tritt, bricht tosender Jubel aus. Um es gleich zu sagen: Dieser Abend ist mit das Beste, was aktuell auf NRWs Opern-Bühnen zu sehen ist. Wer nicht hingeht, ist selber schuld.

- Lars von der Gönna, Westdeutsche Allgemeine ZeitungRead the article

Ohne ihn, den großen Zampano, den Nihilisten namens Jago, geht hier nichts. Ihn sehen wir als Erstes, Nebelschwaden versprühend, dann als Einpeitscher das Orchester ins Sturmgetümmel treibend, und immer wieder Stimmung machend, auf dass die Glut des Hasses, des Neides, des Zweifels nicht verlischt. Diesmal könnte die Oper tatsächlich Jagoheißen, zumal der Bariton Nikoloz Lagvilava die Szene beherrscht wie sonst niemand. 

- Martin Schrahn, theater:purRead the article


Opéra de Lille - Nabucco - Nabucco

Sur grand écran, la folie de Nabucco brille dans le regard frénétique de Nikoloz Lagvilava et dans la voix ample et affirmée du baryton qui sait agrémenter son incarnation par une vulnérabilité vibrante et expressive dans son ultime prière au « Dieu de Juda ».

- Resmusica, Frédéric LovinoRead the article

Nikoloz Lagvilava impressionne ainsi dans son incarnation habitée de Nabucco, au moyen d’une voix bien projetée, à l’aise dans toute l’étendue de la tessiture.

- Chez Mikal BlogRead the article


Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo - Cavalleria Rusticana - Alfio

the excellent baritone Nikoloz Lagvilava from Tbilisi (Georgia) sang great and very convincing Alfio. 

- Henning Høholt, KulturkompassetRead the article


Essen Aalto Theatre - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna

Nikoloz Lagvilava ist ein raumgreifender Graf Luna, immer präsent, immer glaubwürdig - und immer böse.

- Theater Pur, Christoph Schulte im WaldeRead the article

Nikoloz Lagvilava, einziger Aalto-Sänger im Solisten-Quartett, gibt als Luna auch in der Liebe kämpferisch-entschlossen den starken Mann.

- Münsterland Zeitung, Klaus StüblerRead the article

Nikoloz Lagvilava, seit dieser Spielzeit neu im Ensemble) gebietet über einen kernigen Bariton, der neben nobler Linie auch über jene „schwarze“ Farbe des zynisch-brutalen verdischen Tyrannen verfügt.

- Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Dirk AschendorfRead the article

Ook uit het eigen ensemble kwam Nikoloz Lagvilava, die de hoofdrol voor bariton vertolkte. Zijn Conte di Luna was een goed geacteerd personage, dat afwisselend ten prooi viel aan jaloezie, woede, wraakgevoelens en verbittering. Luna is geen moment gelukkig en dat liet Lagvilava in zijn zang duidelijk tot uiting komen. Het is een rol die hem goed ligt, ook qua stem.

- Peter Franken, Opera MagazineRead the article


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