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Paata Burchuladze

Forthcoming: Paata makes his return to the Royal Opera House as the Grand Inquisitor Don Carlo.

Introduction

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.

 


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Performance Schedule

  • 18:00 12 May 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa: LUDOVIC TÉZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    Grand Inquisitor: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim

    Royal Opera Chorus
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

  • 18:00 15 May 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

  • 18:00 19 May 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

  • 18:00 22 May 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

  • 18:00 26 May 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

  • 15:00 29 May 2017 Royal Opera House, LONDON More info  

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

Performance Schedule

  • 18:00 12 May 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa: LUDOVIC TÉZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    Grand Inquisitor: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim

    Royal Opera Chorus
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

  • 18:00 15 May 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

  • 18:00 19 May 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

  • 18:00 22 May 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

  • 18:00 26 May 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

  • 15:00 29 May 2017
    Royal Opera House, LONDON

    VERDI ‘Don Carlo’

    Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
    Director: NICHOLAS HYTNER

    Don Carlo: Bryan Hymel
    Rodrigo: LUDOVIC TEZIER
    Elizabeth of Valois: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Princess Eboli: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    King Philip II: Ildar Abdrazakov
    GRAND INQUISITOR: PAATA BURCHULADZE
    Carlos V: Andrea Mastroni
    Voice from Heaven: Francesca Chiejina
    Tebaldo: Emily Edmonds
    Count of Lerma: David Junghoon Kim
    Flemish Deputies:James Cleverton, Gyula Nagy, Simon Shibambu, David Shipley, Yuriy Yurchuk, Wyn Pencarreg

Press

 
  • 01 Oct 11 Domingo Gala
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
    More info  

    “…while Paata Burchuladze was wonderfully menacing as the assassin Sparafucile”
    Sunday Express, October 2011

    “Paata Burchuladze…makes a bigger impression as a suitably aristocratic Jacopo Fiesco (Boccanegra)”
    The Stage, October 2011

  • 01 Apr 11 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The Tsar's Bride
    Royal Opera House Covent Garden
    More info  

    “Some much needed vocal robustness and experience was provided by Georgian bass Paata Burchuladze as Marfa’s father, Vasily. He alone, rejoices in her happiness and steadfastly stands as a watchful guard in her dying moments. Against Burchuladze’s impressive and rounded tone the bright nasality of Dmytro Popov’s Ivan Likov was readily and pleasingly apparent.”
    Music OMH, April 2011

  • 01 Jan 09 PUCCINI Turandot (Timur)
    Royal Opera House, London
    More info  

    “Paata Burchuladze was superb as Timur and used his cavernous voice to good effect”
    Seen and Heard Opera Review, December 2008

    “Paata Burchuladze brought a big voice and a big presence to bear”.
    Financial Times, January 2009

    “Paata Burchuladze was a very strong Timur, never dominating but adding well needed experience to precedings”
    tttcritic.blogspot, December 2008

    “Paata Burchuladze’s gravelly Timur is also impressive”
    Evening Standard, January 2009

    “Paata Burchuladze’s broken-down, Boris-like Timur retains a definite stage presence”
    The Stage, December 2008