Bass

George Andguladze

George Andguladze was born in Tbilisi Georgia and began his singing career at a young age. He graduated with a degree in piano and a master’s degree in choral conducting before moving to Italy to study lyrical singing at the Accademia delle Voci Verdiane di Busseto. His recordings include Aida and Stiffelio for Naxos recorded at the Teatro Regio di Parma.

His operatic roles include Ferrando Il Trovatore, Sparafucile Rigoletto, Escamillo Carmen, Ramfis Aida, Filippo II Don Carlo, Fiesco Simon Boccanegra, Oroveso Norma, Massimiliano I Masnadieri, Timur Turandot, Colline La Bohème, Raimondo Lucia di Lammermoor and Commendatore Don Giovanni.

Dmitry Belosselskiy is one of the most exciting basses of his generation, taking the operatic world by storm, equally celebrated by audiences and critics.

During the 2017/18 season, Dmitry will appear in a new production of Don Carlos at the Opéra national de Paris, as well as further appearances in the same opera at the Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Communale di Bologna, and the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia in Moscow, where he remains a main principal guest artist, his repertoire this season including the title role in Boris Godunov. Dmitry will make his house debut at Oper Frankfurt as Iwan Sussanin, and will make returns to Teatro alla Scala for Simon Boccanegra, and The Metropolitan Opera for Luisa Miller.

He has already established a remarkable career and has performed at the world’s finest opera houses and concert venues, including Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala, Salz-burger Festspiele, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Opera de Paris, Chorégies d’Orange, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opernhaus Zurich, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Theater an der Wien, Washington National Opera, Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, and Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. He has also appeared with the London Phil-harmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as on the stages of Avery Fisher Hall, New York, Harris Theater, Chicago, John Hancock Hall Boston, Philharmonie Luxemburg, Wiener Konzerthaus, Gewandhaus Orchester in Leipzig, Macau International Music Festival, Seoul Arts Center, Palm Beach Opera and Bregenzer Festspiele.

Dmitry has worked with many leading conductors including Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Marco Armiliato, James Levine, James Conlon, Jan Latham Koenig, Ion Marin, Thomas Sanderling, Jesus López-Cobos, Riccardo Frizza and Mikhail Pletnev.

Graeme Broadbent studied at the Royal College of Music with Lyndon Vanderpump and in Moscow with Yevgeny Nesterenko. He was awarded the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Postgraduate Diploma in 1991. He has performed with the Opera Comique, Theatre des Champs- Elysees, Theater an der Wien, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Festspielhaus Baden- Baden, New Zealand Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (Dudamel) and Accademia Santa Cecilia (Pappano). New productions for Opera North included Pinocchio, Der Zwerg and Seven Deadly Sins; and many roles for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden included Colline La boheme, Angelotti Tosca and King Marke Tristan und Isolde. In the 2017/18 season and beyond he sings Gremin Eugene Onegin for the Scottish Opera, Lieutenant Ratcliffe Billy Budd for the Bolshoi Theatre and Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are with the Orchestre de Paris, staged by Netia Jones and conducted by Daniel Harding.

Born in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, Paata received his vocal education in his hometown before finishing his studies at Teatro alla Scala, Milan under Guilietta Simionato and Edoardo Mueller.

Having performed at all the world’s major opera houses since his incredible Covent Garden debut as Ramfis Aida in 1984 alongside Luciano Pavarotti and Katia Ricciarelli, cond. Zubin Mehta, Paata has received many awards and accolades. He holds the titles of: United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Commendatore in Italy, and the 1st Class Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art.

Recent engagements include Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Zaccaria Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera, Konchak Prince Igor at Hamburg State Opera, Grand Inquisitor Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Sparafucile Rigoletto and Boris Godunov at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Fiesco Simon Boccanegra and gala concerts with Placido Domingo at the Royal Opera House and at the Kremlin Palace, Banco Macbeth at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Commendatore Don Giovanni and Ivan Khovansky Khovanshchina for Paris Opera.