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Nino Machaidze

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nino Machaidze, a graduate of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, appeared at La Scala as Marie in Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment in 2007. These performances, followed by her debut at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the same role, were what launched her international career. In the summer of 2008, she made a sensational debut at the Salzburg Festival as Juliette in the new production of Romeo et Juliette, opposite Rolando Villazon. In the current season, she makes several significant debuts: her debut as Nedda in Pagliacci at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, her role and house debut as Mathilde in Guillaume Tell at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, her debut as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Arena di Verona, and her debut at the Dallas Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. Nino Machaidze began the season singing Leïla in The Pearl Fishers at the Los Angeles Opera, and she will later appear as Violetta in La traviata at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples. Engagements from the previous seasons included Mimi in La Boheme at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Juliette in Romeo et Juliette at the Royal Opera House of Muscat, at Wiener Staatsoper and Theatre Royal de La Monnaie, Desdemona in Otello at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, the title role in Thaïs at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Contessa di Folleville in Il viaggio a Reims at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen and at the Dutch National Opera, Gilda in Rigoletto for her debut at the San Francisco Opera, Pamira in Le siège de Corinthe and Ninetta in La gazza ladra at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Ines in L’Africaine at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Desdemona in Rossini’s Otello at the Theater an der Wien, Luisa in Luisa Miller at the Hamburg State Opera, Violetta in La traviata at the Arena di Verona, her debut as Mimi and the title role in Thaïs at the Los Angeles Opera, Micaëla in Carmen at the Teatro alla Scala, Donna Fiorilla in Il turco in Italia at the Teatro Regio di Torino and at the Bavarian State Opera, Adina in L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro Real de Madrid and Wiener Staatsoper, Leïla in Les Pecheurs de perles at the Teatro Regio di Parma and Teatro Comunale di Modena, La Fille du Regiment at the Metropolitan Opera. In January of 2012, Nino Machaidze made her French operatic debut at Opera National de Paris in Rigoletto. In the summer of 2012, she appeared as Musetta in a new production of La Boheme at the Salzburg Festival, where her colleagues included Anna Netrebko and Peter Beczala

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