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.
Paata Burchuladze was born in Georgia and studied at the Tbilisi State Conservatory and La Scala, Milan. His notable operatic appearances include Rossini’s Don Basilio, Konchak Prince Igor, Grand Inquisitor The Fiery Angel, Tsar Dodon The Golden Cockerel, Boris Godunov, Attila, Walther Luisa Miller, Timur, Jacopo Fiesco, Sobakin The Tsar’s Bride and Grand Inquisitor Don Carlo (Royal Opera House); Boris Godunov, Gounod’s Méphistophélès and Zaccaria in Nabucco (Paris Opéra); Walther, Boris Godunov, Nabucco, Grand Inquisitor and Prince Ivan Khovansky in Khovanshchina (Vienna State Opera); Zaccaria, Ramfis, Banquo, Jacopo Fiesco, Boris Godunov, Walther and Sparafucile (Teatro alla Scala); and Boris Godunov, Prince Ivan Khovansky, the Commendatore, Grand Inquisitor and Zaccaria (Metropolitan Opera, New York).