The eminent Georgian bass Paata Burchuladze is known all over the world for his many recordings and performances at the world's leading opera houses. In February 1998 Paata Burchuladze became the first Georgian to be acclaimed Prince by the Russian Orthodox Church, and in July 1998 the State Opera of Stuttgart awarded his loyalty with the title Kammersänger. In addition Paata holds the titles of United Nations goodwill ambassador, UNICEF Goodwill ambassador, and Commendatore in Italy. He has many recordings with DECCA and Phillips.
His repertoire includes the great Russian bass roles of Boris Godunov and Khovanshina, as well as 'Aida', 'Nabucco', 'Don Carlo', 'La Forza del Destino', 'Ernani', and 'Rigoletto'.
Recent engagements include Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra and Gala concerts with Placido Domingo at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Boris Godunov at the Palau de les Arts Valencia, Banco in Macbeth at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Kotshubej in Mazeppa in Monte Carlo, Commendatore in Don Giovanni for Paris Opera and Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro and Zaccaria in Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera.
Engagements in the 12/13 season and beyond include Sparafucile in Rigoletto in Valencia, Boris Godunov at the Bolshoi, Konchak in Prince Igor for Hamburg State Opera, an opera Gala concert in the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Basilio in Barbiere di Siviglia at the Palau de les Arts Valencia, Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and his return to the Metropolitan Opera.