Отар Джорджикия

Biography

Graduated from the Tbilisi State Vano Sarajishvili Conservatoire in 2013. In Conservatoire opera studio he sang Tamino (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte), Alfredo (Verdi’s La Traviata), Nemorino (Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore), Duke of Mantua (Verdi’s Rigoletto), Lenski (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin).

In 2011 he became a prize-winner at the International Lado Antаneli Competition (Tbilisi). He also took part in the young singers’ festival An International Opera Workshop in Sigriswil (Switzerland) and in 2012 he attended master-classes conducted by Renato Bruson and Edda Moser (Italy).

Since 2013 he has become a soloist of the Georgian State Academic Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he debuted as Don Alvaro in Verdi’s La Forza del Destino. In 2015 he sang parts of Malkhaz (Paliashvili’s Daisi) and Don Jose (Bizet’s Carmen) in the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre’s productions. Otar Jorjikia also performed tenor part in Haydn’s oratorio The Creation with the Georgian National Philharmonic Orchestra, under Davit Kintsurashvili.

Repertoire

Duke (Rigoletto)
Don Alvaro (La forza del destino)
Ernani (Ernani)
Alfredo (La Traviata)
Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Cavaradossi (Tosca)
Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)

His European debut took place back in 2004 at the Raimund Theater (Vienna) as part of the educational programme Performing Arts Studios. Since then the singer has appeared at the Teatro all’Antica (Sabbioneta, Italy), the Teatro Regio (Parma), the Teatro Comunale (Bologna), the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi (Busseto).

Highlights of the past season include his debut at the Mariinsky Theatre singing in Simon Boccanegra with Placido Domingo, conducted by Valery Gergiev, and winning first prize in the 2016 Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Singers Competition.