Praised for his rich voice and impressive characterizations, Baritone Nikoloz Lagvilava will lead his 2022/23 season with the house debuts as Germont La traviata in Dubai, Rigoletto at New National Theatre Tokyo, Theater Basel, Nabucco cover in Geneva, return as Amonasro in Aida to the Polish National Opera, Prague National Theatre, Germont in La traviata at Georgian National Opera, Scarpia in Tosca at Wrocław Opera and at Istanbul State Opera, Rigoletto at both Prague National Theatre and Wrocław Opera.
Nikoloz Lagvilava recent engagements includes the title role in Rigoletto at the Prague National Opera, Polish National Opera, Wroclaw Opera and Moscow Stanislavsky Theatre, next to the main character in Verdi’s Nabucco at the Georgian National Opera in Tbilisi.
Mr Lagvilava’s past notable engagements include his debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival and at the Komische Oper Berlin in the title role of Rigoletto, Baron Scarpia in Tosca at the Opernhaus Hannover* and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf*, Amoranso in Aida* at the Staatstheater Hannover. At the Aalto Theater Essen, Lagvilava could be heard as Escamillo in Carmen, Jago in Otello, Scarpia in Tosca. The baritone made his Opéra de Dijon debut with the title role of Nabucco. At the New National Theater Tokyo* Lagvilava was supposed to sing the roles of Ibn-Hakia in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta as well as L’empereur De Chine in Le Rossignol.
Mr Lagvilava’s further past appearances include Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore and the title role in Rigoletto at the Aalto Theater Essen. At the Lille Opera he was Nabucco, he garnered critical acclaim as Scarpia in Tosca at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf. At the Savonlinna Opera Festival he performed the role of Tomsky in Pique Dame, he was heard as Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana with Den Norske Opera Oslo, Iago in Otello at the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut. Nikoloz Lagvilava reprised the role of Escamillo in Carmen at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, and the Georgian National Opera Tbilisi.