Makvala Aspanidze



Makvala Aspanidze

Makvala Aspanidze Makvala Aspanidze’s first operatic role was Zemfira in Sergei Rachmaninov’s Aleko, she performed it when she was still a student of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire in 2002. During the next two years she gave recitals at the Recital Hall of the Conservatoire and sang arias from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian composers’ operas.

Since 2004, she has been a soloist of the Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Her vast repertoire includes Aida in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, Violetta in La Traviata, Leonora in La forza del destino, Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera, Odabella in Attila, Elisabetta di Valois in Don Carlo; Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni; also, title roles in Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca and Madama Butterfly; Eteri in Paliashvili’s Abesalom and Eteri, Shushanik in Bidzina Kvernadze’s And it was in the Eighth Year, Mzia in Otar Taktakishvili’s Mindia, Nedda in Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, etc.

Apart of that, Makvala Aspanidze often appears in Opera Galas and performances abroad. Together with the Tbilisi State Opera Troupe she sang at the Opera Galas in Astana Theatre (Kazakhstan); the sixth International Festival Et Vogue L’Opera (Croatia); Maalot, Raanana (Israel); in numerous charity and anniversary concerts in Tbilisi.

The Georgian soprano sang Aida, Lady Macbeth (cover) and Dama (Lady Macduff), Nedda, Marguerite (Faust by Charles Gounod) at the Opera Royal de Liege Wallonie; Opera de Monte-Carlo; the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic Belarus; Dubrovnik Palace in Croatia; In Israel: Jerusalem, Kiryat Haim, Herzliya, etc.

Among the notable stage partners and conductors with whom Makvala Aspanidze has appeared in opera performances and concerts are Ruggero Raimondi, Paata Burchuladze, Lado Ataneli, Badri Maisuradze, Maria Guleghina, Michele Pertusi, Giovanni Meoni, Giuseppe Gipali, Marco Berti, Piero Giuliacci, Anita Rachvelishvili, Riccardo Massi, Francisco Negrin, Luis Desire, Nigel Smith, Gianluca Marciano, Paolo Arrivabeni, Antonello Alleemandi, Renato Palumbo, Daniele Agimant, Julian Gallant, Davit Kintsurashvili, Zaza Azmaipashvili, Giorgi Zhordania, Revaz Takidze, Gogi Tchitchinadze, Tamaz Japaridze, Nikoloz Rachveli, Davit Mukeria, Zaza Kalmakhelidze, Ilia Inaishvili, Revaz Javakhishvili, etc.