Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic

Opera gala

Date and time: 
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 18:00
Venue: 
Moscow International House of Music. Svetlanov Hall
Conductor: 
Dmitri Jurowski
Soloist: 
Paata Burchuladze, bass

Paata Burchuladze was born in 1955 in Tbilisi. Prize winner of the “Verdi Voices” International Competition  in Busseto (Italy, 1981), the P. Tchaikovsky International Competition (I Prize, 1982), the Luciano Pavarotti International Competition (1985). Since 1986 has been a soloist of the Tbilisi Opera Theatre. He made a triumphal debut at Covent Garden performing Ramfis’s part (Aida) together with K. Ricciarelli, L. Pavarotti and Z. Meta. On the invitation of H. von Karajan he performed the part of Commander in the opera Don Giovanni at Salzburg Festival (1987). Because of outstanding voice and remarkable artistic skills the singer won the reputation of the greatest bass of contemporaniety. He gained world recognition for distinguished performing the parts of Boris Godunov (Boris Godunov), Dosifey (Khovanschina), Zakhariya (Nabucco), Silva (Ernani), King Philip (Don Carlos), Attila (Attila), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Banquo (Macbeth), and Tsar Dodon (The Golden Cockerel). The singer performed at the major world opera houses, including La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Paris National Opera, Covent Garden, Metropolitan-opera, theatres of Hamburg, San Francisco, Munich. He cooperated with many outstanding conductors.                      

Besides opera career Paata Burchuladze gives a lot of chamber concerts and recitals with symphony orchestras. His concerts at Vienna concerts halls Musikverein and Konzerthaus, at Salzburg Festival, La Scala in Milan, concert hall Gaveau in Paris, also in Hamburg, Munich, Warsaw, Seville are much sought after. Paata Burchuladze took part in recording a number of operas released by prestigious world recor labels, among the best ones were parts in operas The Barber of Seville, Simon Boccanegra, Aida for “Decca”, Don Juan, The Force of Destiny, Evgeni Onegin, Khovanschina for “Deutsche Grammophon”, Rigoletto for “EMI”, La boheme, Nabucco, Samson and Dalila for “Philips”.

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