About George Gagnidze
George Gagnidze is a Georgian operatic baritone specializing in the Italian dramatic repertoire. He has performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera every season since 2008/09, including playing Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Gagnidze was born in Tbilisi and trained at the State Conservatory of his hometown. He made his debut as Renato in Giuseppe Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera at the Paliashvili State Opera in 1996.
Until today, he has performed at many famous opera houses. Gagnidze has worked with conductors James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, James Conlon, Nicola Luisotti, Daniel Oren, Gianandrea Noseda, and Kirill Petrenko.