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In the current season Georgian baritone Michael Bachtadze performs various roles, including personal debuts such as Jago/OTELLO, Renato/UN BALLO IN MASCHERA and Robert /IOLANTA by Tschaikowsky, butalso at important places. He opened in Munich, where he sang under the baton of Kery-Lynn Wilson and with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester Robert, which was transmitted live on BR Klassik from the Prinzregententheater München. He was also invited to sing this role in Trondheim/Norway under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov and most recently to give with it his debut in the Premiere at Semperoper Dresden under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, which was celebrated by the audience as well as by the critics. Most recently he gave his remarkable debut as Jago at the new production of Landestheater Coburg, that will be followed by another new production of OTELLO at Theater Heidelberg under the baton of Cornelius Meister. The season will be completed by a new production of UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and in the summer by two concerts of Beethovens Symphony No. 9 in Almansa/Spain. Recently he sang also at Nationaltheater Mannheim (UN BALLO IN MASCHERA), Theater Bern/Switzerland (LA BOHEME), Theater Aachen

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In the current season Georgian baritone Michael Bachtadze performs various roles, including personal debuts such as Jago/OTELLO, Renato/UN BALLO IN MASCHERA and Robert /IOLANTA by Tschaikowsky, butalso at important places.

He opened in Munich, where he sang under the baton of Kery-Lynn Wilson and with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester Robert, which was transmitted live on BR Klassik from the Prinzregententheater München. He was also invited to sing this role in Trondheim/Norway under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov and most recently to give with it his debut in the Premiere at Semperoper Dresden under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, which was celebrated by the audience as well as by the critics.

Most recently he gave his remarkable debut as Jago at the new production of Landestheater Coburg, that will be followed by another new production of OTELLO at Theater Heidelberg under the baton of Cornelius Meister. The season will be completed by a new production of UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern and in the summer by two concerts of Beethovens Symphony No. 9 in Almansa/Spain.

Recently he sang also at Nationaltheater Mannheim (UN BALLO IN MASCHERA), Theater Bern/Switzerland (LA BOHEME), Theater Aachen (PELLEAS ET MELISANDE), Oper Halle (Marce$o/LA BOHEME, Ford/FALSTAFF - of his performance of Ford the critics said he was celebrated as the clear star of the evening -, and title role of DON GIOVANNI), Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Gala performance with Cristina Galladro-Domas) and Oper Köln (LA BOHEME). As torero Escamillo/CARMEN he performed 10 performances in the Chiemgau Festival 2010 with Münchner Symphoniker.

Michael Bachtadze graduated from his hometown Conservatory at Tbilisi/Georgia, followed by supplement studies in Germany. While he was still in University he was invited to sing many concerts in Georgia as well as in Europe, among others to England (London; Royal Albert Hall), France, Norway (Bergen; Grieg - Hall), Germany (Berlin), Switzerland and Austria.

He began his professional career as member of Theater Bielefelds ensemble, singing roles from the bass-baritone repertoire and had outstanding successes singing roles like Figaro/LE NOZZE DI FIGARO in the opening production of the renovated opera house, Ruslan in Glinkas RUSLAN UND LUDMILLA, whose premiere was transmitted live on Deutschlandradio Kultur, Golaud/PELLEAS ET MELISANDE, Lord Sidney/IL VIAGGIO A REIMS, Wurm/ LUISA MILLER and Amonasro/AIDA. All together he sang there more than 25 roles. During that time he appeared in a variety of German Opera Houses as guest artist.

In 2008 he sucessfully made the change to the baritone repertoire singing major roles as in many opera houses in Germany and Switzerland. For his outstanding achievements he has been awarded with the Operntaler 2007 and was nominated in „Kritikerumfrage NRW 2007 – Musiktheater“ as the best male newcomer/vocal (theater pur 07/08 2007).

His new repertoire includes beside the above mentioned roles also Melot/TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Scarpia/TOSCA, Giorgio Germont/ LA TRAVIATA, Posa/DON CARLO, Enrico/LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and the titelrole of EUGEN ONEGIN among others.

 

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