Otar Jorjikia

“Jorjikia’s voice was warm, well designed and showed attractive colours with impeccable, elegant phrasing and sharp brilliance…”
Opera Actual


Georgian tenor Otar Jorjikia is the recipient of several prestigious prizes such as first prize at the 2016 Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Singer’s Competition. Since graduating from the Tbilisi State Conservatoire in 2013, Otar has made several house debuts at Opernhaus Zürich, the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, Polish National Opera, Lithuanian National Opera and Opera Australia.

Recent highlights include Otar’s debut at the Bolshoi Theatre (La traviata under Tugan Sokhiev), Simon Boccanegra at the Mariinsky Theatre with Placido Domingo by invitation of Valery Gergiev, Gustavo III in Un ballo in maschera at Opernhaus Zürich alongside Sondra Radvanovsky and George Paetan under Fabio Luisi.

During the 2017/18 season, Otar makes house debuts with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse (Macduff, Macbeth), Opera Australia (Don José, Carmen) and Polish National Opera (Duke, Rigoletto). Otar returns to the Mariinsky Theatre (Simon Boccanegra and Attila) and Lithuanian National Opera (La bohème, Rodolfo and La traviata, Alfredo). In concert, Otar will perform in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Orchestre National de Lyon under Mo. Slatkin.


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    07 Jun 17 Un ballo in maschera (Gustavo) Verdi
    Opernhaus Zürich

    “In this revival of David Pountney’s production, the gifted Georgian tenor Otar Jorjikia took over the lead role of Gustavo, King of Sweden, for the ill Marcelo Álvarez. Jorjikia, a member of Zurich’s International Opera Studio (IOS), has a particularly dramatic and many-hued voice which showed itself entirely secure, despite the same day’s appointment to the lead role. While playing a more modest monarch than some, his humanity made him infinitely likeable. Gone was any regal trumpery; here, Gustavo was just a man overcome by passionate love.”
    Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack

    “Jorjikia’s voice was warm, well designed and showed attractive colours with impeccable, elegant phrasing and sharp brilliance…”

    “Jorjikia sorprendió gratamente por la calidad de su instrumento, cálido y bien proyectado y de atractivo color, fraseo impecable y elegante y agudos –todos– brillantes…
    Albert Garriga, Opera Actual

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    08 Jan 17 Messa da Requiem Verdi
    Opernhaus Zürich

    “The tenor Otar Jorjikia sings his role securely and soundly; this is obviously part of his repertoire. Jorjikia’s voice is perhaps the most reminiscent of opera composer Guiseppe Verdi. The melting of this tenor, its softness, shows this in an entirely agreeable manner.”

    “Der tenor Otar Jorjikia singt seine Rolle sicher und klangvoll; sie ist offensichtlich Teil seines Repertoires. Jorjikias Stimme erinnert vielleicht am ehesten an den Opernkomponisten Guiseppe Verdi. Der Schmelz dieses Tenors, seine Weicheit zeigt das in durchaus angenehmer Weise.”
    Erpery WordPress

    “Georgian tenor Otar Jorjikia, distinguished for his intensely dark-toned voice and robust high notes, interpreted the highly anticipated Ingemisco with style, emotion and lyricism…”

    “Plausi anche per il tenore georgiano Otar Jorjikia, distintosi per uno strumento vocale dal timbro tendenzialmente scuro, tonante e robusto nelle note alte. Toccante l’attesissimo Ingemisco, cantato con stile, emotività e lirismo, inginocchiato e circondato da ballerini dalle movenze pausate e severe.”
    Stefano Balbiani, Connessi all’Opera


Carmen, Don José

Lucia di Lammermoor, Edgardo
L’elisir d’amore, Nemorino

Faust, title role
Roméo et Juliette, Roméo

Les contes d’Hoffmann, Hoffmann

Tosca, Cavaradossi
Madama Butterfly, Pinkerton
La traviata, Alfredo
La bohème, Rodolfo

Eugene Onegin, Lensky
Iolanta, Vaudemont

La traviata, Alfredo Germont
La forza del destino, Don Alvaro
Macbeth, Macduff
Rigoletto, Il Duca di Mantua
Simon Boccanegra, Adorno
Un ballo in maschera, Gustavo III
Attila, Foresto