NEWS



08. 06. 2017

One more gift to children from the State Opera

On June 11, Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre will give a matinee premiere performance especially for the students of musical schools and schoolchildren.



08. 06. 2017

Tbilisi Ballet Festival

Complete Program of the Festival.



31. 05. 2017

Tbilisi Ballet Festival from 21st June to 2nd July 2017

Under the artistic direction of Nina Ananiashvili, the first international Ballet Festival will be held at Tbilisi Z. Paliashvili Opera and Ballet State Theatre. The Festival opens on 21st June and closes on 2nd July 2017. 



29. 05. 2017

On May 28 the premiere of L'elisir d'amore by Donizetti was performed in the Tbilisi Opera

On May 28, well-known foreign performers took part in L'elisir d'amore



16. 05. 2017

L'elisir d'amore - one more premiere of the 165th anniversary season

On May 28, in the Tbilisi Z. Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre the premiere of L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) by Gaetano Donizetti will be performed. 



02. 05. 2017

State Ballet of Georgia tours to Estonia and Finland

The State Ballet of Georgia will perform at the annual ballet festival organized by Eesti Konsert and Ballet festival in Helsinki.



01. 05. 2017

The Japan Imperial Decoration for Nina Ananiashvili

On April 29, 2017, the Government of Japan has announced the recipients of Japan Imperial Decorations for spring 2017. From Georgia, Nina Ananiashvili, Artistic Director of the State Ballet of Georgia has been named to receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. 



20. 04. 2017

Carmen – Premiere in the Opera House

On April 20, the premiere of Georges Bizet’s Carmen drew a full house at the Georgian State Opera Theatre. 



19. 04. 2017

The concert version of Bellini’s Norma will be performed at the Opera House within the framework of International Festival "From Easter to Ascension"

12th International Festival “From Easter to Ascension” will be held in Georgia from April 20 to May 25, 2017. The festival will be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Restoration of Autocephaly of the Apostolic Church of Georgia and the 40th Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II. 



12. 03. 2017

Zurab Sotkilava celebrates his 80th birthday

The State Opera House of Georgoa congratulates the Georgian tenor, Maestro Zurab Sotkilava on the occasion of his 80th birthday jubilee. 



10. 03. 2017

Nina Ananiashvili was awarded with the highest award for special merit in the development of Georgian culture

Ballet Gala-Concert was conducted with the participation of Nina Ananiashvili and was dedicated to 35th anniversary of her career on stage.  



10. 03. 2017

Aida performances continue with the Georgian cast

On march 12, 15 and 18, the soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre will present Aida under the leadership of Maestros – Marco Boemi and Zaza Azamaiparashvili.



08. 03. 2017

Invited Soloists at the third performance of AIDA

On March 7 the  third performance of AIDA was presented by the invited soloists from the leading theatres of the world. 



07. 03. 2017

In the Georgian State Opera Franco Zeffirelli’s version of Aida has a tremendous success

On March 4, 5 and 7, in the 165th anniversary season, the three performances of the special version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida were sold out at the Georgian State Opera House. For the first time the audience saw the production of an opera and theatre classic - legendary Franco Zeffirelli.   ​The production was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia.  



28. 02. 2017

State Ballet of Georgia is going on tour in Japan

On 12th March, Z.Paliashvili Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Professional State Theatre, under the guidance of Nina Ananiashvili, is going on tour in Japan. Ballet Company conducts performances on 16th, 18th, 19th and 20th March at one of the greatest and prestigious theatres of Tokyo -Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. 



17. 02. 2017

AIDA by Franco Zeffirelli in Tbilisi Opera

March 4, 5, 7, 12, 15, in the 165-th anniversary season, State Opera House of Georgia exclusively presents the special version of Giuseppe Verdi’s AIDA. For the first time the audience will see the production by legendary Franco Zeffirelli.



31. 12. 2016

New Year Gift: Gala Concert in the Opera House

​On December 31, at 18: 00 a gala concert  - Gift for the New Year for You! – was held in the State Opera House.



30. 12. 2016

Presentation of a new edition of Abesalom and Eteri Vocal score in the Opera House

On December 31, at 16:00, the presentation of the new edition of the Vocal Score of Zakaria Paliashvili’s opera - Abesalom and Eteri – will be held.



21. 12. 2016

On December 20, the concluding concert of the European Tour of Katie Melua and the Gori Women's Choir was completely sold out.

The European tour took place within the framework of the project from October 28 to December 14. Katie Melua and the Gori Women's Choir held 28 concerts in Germany, Holland, France, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Belgium and the UK.



09. 12. 2016

State Ballet of Georgia’s tour in Spain

State Ballet of Georgia’s tour in Spain has been started.



27. 11. 2016

A present to the children from Nina Ananiashvili and the State Ballet of Georgia

On November 25, 26 and 27 a premiere of children’s ballet Tsuna and Trutsuna was held in Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre.



25. 11. 2016

Katie Melua and the Gori Women's Choir in the Opera House

bilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia will present Katie Melua’s and Gori Women’s Choir’s concluding concert of their European Tour. 



21. 11. 2016

Gizo Jordania’s Public Funeral procession will take place from the Tbilisi Opera House

​On November 19, 2016, Gizo Jordania, director and People's Artist of Georgia passed away at the age of 82.



13. 11. 2016

Badri Maisuradze has become the artistic director of the State Opera House

Mikheil Giorgadze, Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia presented a new artistic director - singer Badri Maisuradze to the Opera House on November 13. 



02. 11. 2016

The Opera Theatre Museum received several opera vocal scores as a gift

Among them there are 1941 edition of Abesalom and Eteri, illustrated by Lado Gudiashvili and a rare 1872 edition of Ernani.



05. 10. 2016

Nina Ananiashvili and State Ballet of Georgia #გიონუცასთვის

Tbilisi Z. Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre will host a Charity Gala Performance participated by Nina Ananiashvili, State Ballet of Georgia and Tbilisi Opera Theatre’s Orchestra on October 11th. The Gala is dedicated to help Georgian rugby player Giorgi Lominadze and his wife – Nutsa Guntsadze.



16. 09. 2016

International Symphony Orchestra The World Peace Philharmonic will hold a concert at the State Opera House

Justus Frantz, the founder of the orchestra and a famous musician, will conduct the concert. 



13. 09. 2016

165th anniversary season will open on September 15

Traditionally, on this day Zakaria Paliashvili’s Abesalom and Eteri will be performed.



14. 07. 2016

Tengiz Mushkudiani’s star was unveiled in front of the Opera House.

On that evening, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Monument Protection, Manana Berikashvili awarded Mr.Tengiz Mushkudiani the top prize of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection  - Art Guru for his outstanding contribution to the development of the Georgian Art. 



11. 07. 2016

State Ballet of Georgia tour to United States

On July 12, State Ballet of Georgia will tour to the United States.



11. 07. 2016

Tengiz Mushkhudiani’s star

A press conference was held in the Georgian State Opera House dedicated to unveiling the star of a legendary Georgian singer – Tengiz Mushkudiani  and the gala concert.



08. 07. 2016

164 Ballet Season Closing

On July 9, 2016 Z. Paliashvili Opera and Ballet State Theatre Ballet Company will hold 164th ballet season closing gala concert.



05. 07. 2016

Gala dedicated to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

On July 4, to honour the participants of the jubilee 25th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Gala concert was held in the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre.



05. 07. 2016

Season Closing Forum of the Friends of the Georgian Ballet

Prima Ballerina and Ballet Artistic Director Nina Ananiashvili summarized the season at the fully renovated and recently reopened Tbilisi Opera House, and spoke about the Ballet Company’s plans for the next one. Members of the FGB also had the opportunity to meet and greet Nina Ananiashvili and the Company’s soloists at the event.



17. 06. 2016

Vera Tsignadze passed away

The legendary ballerina will be buried in the garden of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre.



17. 06. 2016

FOR LOVE – is still on the stage of the State Opera House of Georgia

Nino Surguladze’s Charity Foundation "Natvris Khe”  (Desire Tree), the Ballet Company and Orchestra of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre have presented a world premiere to the audience on the stage of the State Opera House of Georgia. 



15. 06. 2016

FOR LOVE – world premiere on the stage of the State Opera House of Georgia

On June 15, a world-famous movie star, Sophia Loren attended the charity performance as an honorary guest. 



08. 06. 2016

The opera books of the Georgian State Opera are submitted to the prestigious international competition

The Opera Books of the Georgian State Opera at the prestigious international competition of Fedrigoni Group - Fedrigoni Top Award 2017 



03. 06. 2016

The premiere of The FIRST GARMENT at the Opera House

On June 1 and 2 at 19:00 the premiere of The First Garment was held in the State Opera House of Georgia



31. 05. 2016


26. 05. 2016

The Georgian State Opera House joined the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the independence of Georgia

Different events were held in front of the Opera House celebrating the date.



26. 05. 2016

Anniversary of Djansug Kakhidze’s birthday

Today, May 26, marks the 81st anniversary of the birth of Djandug Kakhidze, one of the best conductors of all times. 



22. 05. 2016

Memorandum of Understanding

May 22, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Sofia Opera and Ballet and the State Opera House of Georgia was signed.



18. 05. 2016

Makvala Kasrashvili celebrated her 50th anniversary on the opera stage

Davit Kintsurashvili, Artistic Director of the Georgian State Opera House congratulated Makvala Kasrashvili on her 50th anniversary on the opera stage.



17. 05. 2016

Intensive preparations are underway in the Opera House for the premiere of The First Garment

On May 31 and June 1, the theater will present to the audience Zaza Marjanishvili’s musical-choreographic drama.



09. 05. 2016

Joint Gala Concert of the the European Union Delegation to Georgia and the Georgian State Opera

On May 8 Joint Gala Concert of the European Union Delegation to Georgia and the Georgian State Opera was held. The Concert was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of EU-Georgia relations and the restoration of independence of Georgia. 



06. 05. 2016

The European Opera Days start today

For three days, on May 6 to 8, the Georgian State Opera House as a member of OPERA EUROPA celebrates the European Opera Days together with other leading opera houses from 40 European countries.



05. 05. 2016

The European Opera Days in Georgia

Georgia State Opera is a member of Opera Europa!



03. 05. 2016

Festival FROM EASTER TO ASCENSION: a press conference.

The Festival organizers presented to the media the festival program and novelties that will be featured in the events organized by them.



26. 04. 2016

Press conference on the premiere of Zaza Marjanishvili’s project THE FIRST GARMENT

The Project, which Zaza Marjanishvili made after the novel by Guram Dochanashvili unites opera, ballet, fine arts and drama elements.



26. 04. 2016

The European Union Delegation to Georgia visited the Opera House

The European Union Delegation to Georgia paid a working visit to Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre. 



24. 04. 2016

Two Requiems: IN MEMORIAM

On April 23 an evening called IN MEMORIAM was held in the Georgian State Opera House. The concert, with the message “No to terrorism!” was conducted by Davit Kintsurashvili, Artistic Director of the State Opera. 



19. 04. 2016

On April 23, Requiems by Mozart and Chabashvili will be performed at the Opera

Christoph Mayer – invited especially for this project - is working at preparing Mozart’s Requiem. 



18. 04. 2016

Davit Kintsurashvili conducted the third premiere night of PAGLIACCI

Tonio’s part was performed by George Gagnidze, who was invited especially for these premiere days by the State Opera House of Georgia.



18. 04. 2016

The Italian newspaper L'ARENA “The Ballet of Georgia - as Gorgeous as Degas’ Ballerinas” ...

After State Ballet of Georgia performed in Ristori Theater, Verona, Italy, L'Arena, an Italian newspaper published an extensive review.  



12. 04. 2016

Pagliacci comes back to opera stage after ten years

Zaza Azmaiparashvili is the Conductor, Temur Chkheidze is the Director and Giorgi Alexi-Meskhishvili is the Designer of Pagliacci.



07. 04. 2016

Boris Eifman's Ballet will present Anna Karenina in Tbilisi on April 15-16

The project is being implemented under the auspices of the International Foundation for Arts and Intercultural Dialogue, with the support of the Center of cultural events of the Tbilisi City Hall, the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia and the State Opera House of Georgia.



05. 04. 2016

In the Opera House, a charity concert was held dedicated to World Autism Awareness Day

On April 4, at the Opera House, parents of children with autism organized a charity concert dedicated to the World Autism Awareness Day.



30. 03. 2016

A press-conference preceding the premiere of THE FIREBIRD

On March 30 a press conference was held at the State Opera House of Georgia, dedicated to the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird.



28. 03. 2016

Vanguardia: " The Opera and Ballet Theatre is again shining in Tbilisi"

The Spanish-language news agency Vanguardia published a detailed article about the history and future prospects of the Tbilisi Opera Theatre. 



28. 03. 2016

The tour to the opera

Tour the unique theatre and learn everything about opera.



25. 03. 2016

მოსკოვის დიდი თეატრის ახალგაზრდული საოპერო პროგრამა

ახალგაზრდული საოპერო პროგრამა აცხადებს დამატებით შერჩევას 2016/17 სეზონის მონაწილეებისათვის სპეციალობით სოლისტ-ვოკალისტი.



24. 03. 2016

The Curtain of the Tbilisi State Opera House is on the website of the company GERRIETS

A well-known German company Gerriets manufactured the main curtain of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater and created a print from the original sketch of the curtain by Georgian artist Sergo Kobuladze, a Symbol of the Theatre.



19. 03. 2016

"Student ticket" - a special discount for students

A special discount rates are launched for students across the country.





11. 03. 2016

The State Opera House has become a partner of Unicard!

From now on you can collect Unicard points by purchasing tickets in the opera.



10. 03. 2016

New initiatives: "student ticket" and "My ticket to the opera"

Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre held a press conference in connection with the two new initiatives – a new project "My ticket to the opera" and "student tickets".



01. 03. 2016

The Opening of the Opera – TV premiere of "ABESALOM AND ETERI in the Imedi channel night air

Today the grand opening of the Opera and the premiere of Abesalom and Eteri will be broadcast in the Imedi TV night air at 23:20.



27. 02. 2016

Season Tickets for Ballet performances

Season tickets, which allow attending four ballet performances, are available from today at the State Opera House Box Office.



26. 02. 2016

ATTILA charity performance

On March 3, 2016 "Iavnana" Foundation and the State Opera House of Georgia will organize a charity performance.



12. 02. 2016

The Premiere of GORDA

On February 12, 2016 the Ballet Company of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre will present the first ballet premiere of Gorda by Davit Toradze on the stage of the renewed Opera House. 



12. 02. 2016

Igor Yebra will dance at the Premiere of GORDA

On February 12 and 13, Igor Yebra, Bordeaux and Rome opera soloist, will dance the main part of Gorda in the premiere of Davit Toradze’s ballet Gorda.



31. 01. 2016

BBC in the Tbilisi Opera

The British Broadcasting Corporation comments on the opening of the Tbilisi Opera Theatre. 



31. 01. 2016

Medea Amiranashvili’s Star

On January 21, at 18:00 Medea Amiranashvili’s star will be unveiled in front of the Opera House.



30. 01. 2016

The opening of the Opera House

The Opera will be opened on January 30 with Abesalom and Eteri.  The premiere nights are: January 31, February 2 and 21. 



27. 01. 2016

THE GUARDIAN writes about the opening of the Opera

Andrew North, a journalist, tells the reader about the renewed opera house.



23. 01. 2016

The State Opera House’s opening week begins

On January 23, at 12:00 a press-conference was held at the City Assembly (Queen Tamar’s Hall) dedicated to the opening week of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater. The press-conference was led by  Mikheil Giorgadze,  Minister of Culture and Monument Protection, Nikoloz Chkhetiani, Director, the Kartu Foundation and Nino Ananiashvili, Artistic Director of the Ballet company.



30. 12. 2015

Rehabilitation of the building

The renovation of the Building of the State Opera House of Georgia (Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet State Theatre) has been completed