Paata Burchuladze
Territories : France + Monaco (except Opera de Paris and Opera de Monte-Carlo)

Paata Burchuladze

Photo credit : Pavel Antonov

Territories : France + Monaco (except Opera de Paris and Opera de Monte-Carlo)

Photos

Photo credit : Pavel Antonov - Guardiano Madrid (c) Javier del Real - Don Carlos - Barcelona (c) Antoni Bofill

Upcoming concerts

31/12/2013 - Strasbourg - PMC/Salle Erasme

Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Rimsky-Korsakov, Moussorgski, Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Borodin

01/01/2014 - Strasbourg - PMC/Salle Erasme

Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
Rimsky-Korsakov, Moussorgski, Smetana, Tchaikovsky, Borodin

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Biography of bass Paata Burchuladze

Born in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, he received his vocal education in his hometown under Olimpi Khelashvili. He has been a member of the local opera company there since 1986. Together with fellow artists from the former U.S.S.R., he was selected for finishing studies under Giulietta Simionato and Edoardo Mueller at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

In 1981, he emerged as the winner of the Voci Verdiane international vocal competition in Busseto, going on to win the gold medal and first prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow the following year. In 1985, he triumphed again at the International Luciano Pavarotti Competition. He proceeded to cause a major sensation at London’s Royal Opera House, where he made his debut with Ramfis/AIDA, alongside Katia Ricciarelli and Luciano Pavarotti, conducted by Zubin Mehta.

From that point on, Paata Burchuladze went on to conquer all the world’s major opera houses. To name just a few: Teatro all Scala (NABUCCO, AIDA, LUISA MILLER, SIMON BOCCANEGRA, MACBETH, I LOMBARDI, THE FIERY ANGEL, BORIS GODUNOV), the Vienna State Opera (LUISA MILLER, BORIS GODUNOV, KHOVANSHCHINA, NABUCCO, DON CARLO, I VESPRI SICILIANI), the Bavarian State Opera (BORIS GODUNOV, NABUCCO, MACBETH, AIDA, ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL, KHOVANSHCHINA), the Hamburg State Opera (KHOVANSHCHINA, MACBETH, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, BORIS GODUNOV), the Opéra National de Paris (BORIS GODUNOV, FAUST, NABUCCO), the San Francisco Opera (PRINCE IGOR, AIDA), Washington Opera (DON CARLO), and the Metropolitan Opera New York (BORIS GODUNOV, DON GIOVANNI, AIDA, KHOVANSHCHINA, DON CARLO, NABUCCO).

Mr. Burchuladze first appeared with the New Israeli Opera in 1994 and has since sung the majority of his repertory with the company, to which he has very close bonds. His most recent successes have been LA GIOCONDA, MEFISTOFELE, and FAUST.

At the invitation of legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan (who referred to him as the second Schaljapin), he sang Commendatore in Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI at the Salzburg Festival in 1987 and starred in the REQUIEM MASSES by Verdi and Mozart as well. He returned to Salzburg in the summer of 2002 for a new production of TURANDOT and concerts together with Riccardo Muti and Valery Gergiev. Paata Burchuladze received special acclaim for his portrayal of Boris Godunov and was invited to inaugurate the 1990/91 Met season with the role, which he sang at Covent Garden as well as the State Operas of Vienna and Munich (singing his 100th performance of Boris in July 1995 at the latter).

Beyond his operatic fame, Mr. Burchuladze is also a celebrated and refined concert and recital singer, regularly performing with the most important festivals and producers worldwide, including La Scala, Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Salzburg Festival, Covent Garden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera, Stuttgart State Opera, Tonhalle Zurich, La Monnaie in Brussels, La Bastille and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Solothurn, the Palau in Barcelona, Sevilla, Warsaw, Moscow, etc.

Mr. Burchuladze’s discography comprises IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, SIMON BOCCANEGRA, AIDA and ERNANI for DECCA, Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI and MESSA DA REQUIEM, LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, EUGENE ONEGIN and KHOVANSHCHINA with Deutsche Grammophon, RIGOLETTO with EMI, LA BOHEME and NABUCCO with Koch-Schwann as well as SAMSON ET DALILA for Philips.

His 2010-12 seasons included appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (THE TSAR’S BRIDE), at the Liceu in Barcelona and the Palau de la Musica in Valencia, in Verdis AIDA with Masada Festival in Israel, also MACBETH with Deutsche Oper Berlin, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at the Metropolitan Opera, MAZEPPA with Monte Carlo Opera, DON GIOVANNI with Opéra National de Paris – RIGOLETTO at the Palau de la Musicá Valencia, PRINCE IGOR at the Bolshoj Theatre, BORIS GODUNOV with Israeli Opera, DON CARLO with Teatro Regio di Torio, TURANDOT with Masada Festival  and AIDA - NABUCCO with Arena di Verona will follow this season.

In February 1998, Mr. Burchuladze became the first Georgian to be named a prince by the Russian Orthodox Church. The State Opera of Stuttgart awarded his loyalty with the Kammersänger title in July 1998. He was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations in 2006.

Repertoire

BEETHOVEN  FIDELIO PIZZARO
BOITO MEFISTOFELE MEFISTOFELE
BORODINE  LE PRINCE IGOR  KONCHAK
GOUNOD FAUST MEPHISTOPHELES
HALEVY LA JUIVE  BROGNI 
MOZART 

DON GIOVANNI 

DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM 

SERAIL

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

LE COMMANDEUR

 

OSMIN

SARASTRO

MUSSORGSKY 

BORIS GODUNOV

LA KHOVANTCHINA 

SALAMMBÔ

BORIS

KHOVANSKY/DOSIFEI

MÂTHO

 PONCHIELLI  LA GIOCONDA  ALVISE
 PUCCINI

 LA BOHEME 

TURANDOT

 COLLINE

TIMUR 

 PROKOFIEV  THE FIER ANGEL  INQUISITOR
 RACHMANINOV   ALEKO   ALEKO
 RESPIGHI  LA FIAMMA  L’ESORCISTA
 RIMSKI-KORSAKOV  THE GOLDEN COCKEREL  KING DODON
 ROSSINI   LE BARBIER DE SEVILLE   DON BASILIO 
 TCHAIKOVSKY

 IOLANTA 

EUGENE ONEGUINE 

MAZEPPA 

 LE ROI RENE

GREMINE

KOTCIUBEI

 VERDI 

 DON CARLO 

 

ATTILA 

ERNANI 

LUISA MILLER 

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO 

NABUCCO 

AIDA 

SIMON BOCCANEGRA

I VESPRI SICILIANI 

I LOMBARDI 

MACBETH 

RIGOLETTO

 PHILIPPE II 

GRAND INQUISITEUR

ATTILA 

SILVA

WALTER 

PADRE GUARDIANO

ZACCARIA

RAMPHIS

FIESCO

PROCIDA 

PAGANO 

BANCO

SPARAFUCILE