Anniversary of Djansug Kakhidze’s birthday

May 26 marks the 81st anniversary of the birth of Djansug Kakhidze, one of the best Georgian conductors of all times.
 
One of the most fruitful stages of Maestro Kakhidze’s versatile activities are linked to the Georgian State Opera. In 1962-71 he was a conductor in the Opera Theatre and in 1965-68 he was Principal Conductor. From 1982 until 2002 Jansug Kakhidze was the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre. Opera performances delivered under his direction had a great success including Salome, by Strauss, Don Giovanni, by Mozart, Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky, Il trovatore, Otello, Rigoletto, by Verdi, Cavalleria rusticana, by Mascagni, Gianni Schicchi by PucciniL'elisir d'amore by Donizetti, The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky, The Fiery Angel, The Love for Three Oranges, The Duenna by Prokofiev, Abesalom and Eteri by Paliashvili, Music for the living by Kancheli; It was in the Eighth Year and Kolkhetian Maiden, by Kvernadze…
 
It was under his direction that Bizet’s Carmen was successfully performed for the first time in the original - French language. Under his guidance, the Theatre toured Russia, Germany, Poland, Italy and Malta.
 
The best years of the creative life of the State Opera House of Georgia are linked to the name of Maestro Djansugh Kakhidze. His name has a very special and honoured place in the history of the Georgian State Opera House.