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Anita Rachvelishvili
Mezzo-soprano

Season 21/22 Artist

Anita Rachvelishvili made her debut at the Tbilisi Opera (the city of her birth). In 2007, she entered the La Scala Academy in Milan, where she was discovered by Daniel Barenboim. In 2009, the latter picked her to perform the title role in Carmen alongside Jonas Kaufmann. Soon thereafter, her career took on an international dimension. She made house debuts in the same role at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Seattle Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, the Rome Opera, the Verona Arena, and the Royal Opera House in London. She sang Dalila in a concert performance of Samson et Dalila at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and appeared as Dulcinea (Don Quichotte) at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Princess de Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur) at Carnegie Hall, Isabella (L’italiana in Algeri) at Milan’s La Scala, Amneris (Aida) at Milan’s La Scala and the Verona Arena, Liubacha (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride) at the Berlin Staatsoper, Konchakovna, (Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production of Prince Igor) at the Metropolitan Opera, Verdi’s Requiem at Milan’s La Scala and the Salzburg Festival (conducted by Christian Thielemann), and Marfa (Khovanshchina) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. After making her house debut at the Paris Opera in the role of Amneris (Aida) she was invited back to appear in Samson et Dalila, Carmen, Il Trovatore (Azucena), Don Carlo (Eboli), and Prince Igor (Konchakovna,). She also sang the title role of Carmen at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Lyric Opera in Chicago, the Semperoper in Dresden, and the Athens Festival. She also sang Azucena at London’s Royal Opera House, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, and the Vienna Staatsoper; Amneris at the 2017 Chorégies d’Orange, the Teatro Regio in Turin, and the Vienna Staatsoper; Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana) at the Rome Opera and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam; Amneris, Dalila and Princess de Bouillon at New York’s Metropolitan Opera; Dalila at the Monte Carlo Opera, and Princess de Bouillon at the Salzburg Festival. 

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Career history

Born in Tbilisi (Georgia) Vano-Sarajishvili Conservatory Academy of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Distinctions

Paata Burchuladze Prize (2007)

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