Anita Rachvelishvili made her debut at Tbilisi Opera when she was still a student. In 2007, she entered the Academy of La Scala, Milan, where she was discovered by Daniel Barenboim, who engaged her for the title role in Carmen to open the 2009-2010 season alongside Jonas Kaufmann. This production, broadcast live throughout the world, thrust her into the international limelight. She made her debut in the same role at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, at Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Teatro Regio,Turin, the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto, Rome Opera and the Verona Arena. She sang Dalila in a concert performance of Samson et Dalila at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Dulcinea in Massenet's Don Quichotte at the Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, the Princess of Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Carnegie Hall, Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri at La Scala, Milan, Amneris in Aida at the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Verona Arena, and Liubacha in Dmitry Cherniakov's production of Rimsky-Korsakov's A Bride for the Tsar at the Staatsoper, Berlin. In 2014, she sang Konchakovna in Prince Igor at the Metropolitan Opera, again in a production by Dmitry Cherniakov. She will shortly sing Carmen at the Maryinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, and Azucena in Il Trovatore at Covent Garden, London.
Born in Tbilisi (Georgia) Vano-Sarajishvili Conservatory Academy of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Paata Burchuladze Prize (2007)