Nana Dzidziguri  Mezzo-soprano
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

In 2021 Nana Dzidziguri made her debut as SIEGRUNE in “Die Walküre” at the Bayreuther Festspielen (2020 wascancelled). In the season 21/22 she portrays ALDONZA in „Man of La Mancha“ and the OLD LADY in „Candide“ at the Münster Theatre and CARMEN at the Prague National Opera.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic her engagement as ULRICA in “Un Ballo in Maschera”at the Opera House Bonn was postponed and MADDALENA in “Rigoletto” at the Glyndebourne Festival cancelled.

In autumn 2020 he sang Donizetti’s REQUIEM at the Teatro Comunale in Modena. Nana makes her debut as SCHWERTLEITE in “Die Walküre” at the Opera House Zurich in2022.

Nana studied opera singing at the State Conservatory V. Sarajishvili in Tbilisi. During her studies, she made her debut at the Batumi State Opera as CARMEN and FENENA in “Nabucco”. At the Opera Studio of the Tiflis Music Conservatory she elaborated o.a. OLGA in „Eugen Onegin“, MARZELLINE in „Le nozze di Figaro“, the THIRD DAME in „Die Zauberflöte“ and LYUBASHA in Rimsky-Korsakov‘s “The Tsar’s Bride”.

Nana Dzidziguri attended master classes with Montserrat Caballé in Zaragoza, Mirella Freni and Enzo Dara in Modena, and in Tiflis with Badri Maisuradze and Paata Burchuladze. In 2016 she won the first Prize at the ‘Voci Verdiani’ International Singing Competition in Busseto and she is winner of the Premio Roma. She was also a finalist in the Montserrat Caballé Singing Competition and the International Singing Competition of the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino at the Opera di Firenze.

The young mezzo-soprano started her career as an ensemble member of the Tbilisi State Opera, where she sang CARMEN, AMNERIS but also roles of Georgian national operas such as “Abesalom and Eteri” (as NAANA) and “Daisi” (as NANO) by the composer Sakaria Paliaschwili. Her first engagement in Germany brought her to the Braunschweig State Theatre, where she could be seen as EBOLI in Verdi’s “Don Carlo”, GERTRUD in Humperdinck’s “Hänsel & Gretel”, FIRST VIRGIN in Strauss' “Elektra” and as MASCHA in Schostakowitsch’s “Tscherjomuschki” .

In the season 2018/19 she impressed as CARMEN and FREDERICA in the new production “Luisa Miller” at the Opera House Wuppertal. She made her debut as ULRICA in “Un ballo in maschera” at the Theatre Neustrelitz and sang Dvorak’s STABAT MATER with the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra. At the Wiesbaden State Theatre, she succeeded as MADDALENA in “Rigoletto”.

Nana succeeded as SOUFFRANCE in the German premiere of Albéric Magnard’s “Guercoeur” at the Osnabrück Opera Hous . In 2019 the mezzo soprano was celebrated as ULRICA in “Un ballo in maschera” at the Verdi Festival of the Tbilisi National Opera.

In 2019/2020 she made her debut as MS QUICKLY at the Osnabruck Theatre, she had guest performances as FREDERICA in “Luisa Miller” at the Detmold Municipal Theatre and sang a gala concert at the Bolshoi Theatre in Minsk. On New Year’s Eve she performed with the Filharmonii Podkarpackiej

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Theater Münster – Der Mann von La Mancha - DULCINEA
Nana Dzidziguri portrays a proud and powerful woman, who has to prove herself against the bold advances of the male actors. As a cleaning woman, she is fair game in a patriarchal bourgeois world. The mezzo soprano impresses with her stage presence and the song „Dulcinea“, which went down in history as a musical classic. She sings the song with gentle melancholy.
Westfälischer Anzeiger
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... but above all, the Münster performance is a feast for the ears, thanks Gregor Dalal’s vocal stature, Nana Dzidziguri’s passionate ductus as Dulcinea.
Westfälische Nachrichten
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Theater Münster – Candide – OLD LADY
Whereas Nana Dzidziguri as the Old Lady particularly scored with her erotic deep notes.
M. Lode-Gerke, Das Opernglas , October 2021
Nana Dzidziguri enthralled as „weird old lady“ with her remarkable mezzo voice, for example in „I am easily assimilated“ – as tango, one of the work’s great hits – in different languages with the description of her flexibility.
Online Merker
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Staatstheater Braunschweig – Carmen – CARMEN
The Georgian mezzosoprano Nana Dzidziguri, who already sang the role in Tiflis and who already shone in Braunschweig as Eboli in Verdi’s “Don Carlo”, presented a Carmen with warm, female treats. When her glimpse focused for a flirt on Don José, one could truly sense playfulness and curiosity but also affection. She is not so much a calculating vamp but rather a searching soul. Which she perfectly expresses with her velvet-like, blissfully warm voice. As she refuses Don José to take her in the dramatic showdown, the singing comes from the passionate depths of her mezzo voice in perfectly noble self-assertion. A gripping portrayal!
Braunschweiger Zeitung
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Nana Dzidziguri was a Carmen with a strong charisma, whose portrayal proved that the gipsy truly loves Don José in the first two acts. It is but later that she is unable- for whatever what reason - to escape Escamillo’s macho behaviour. The Georgian made a strong impression with her rich mezzo soprano voice, that was well-balances in all registers.
Der Opernfreund
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Landestheater Detmold – Luisa Miller - FREDERICA
The role of Frederica was portrayed this time by the Georgian mezzo soprano Nana Dzidziguri, who war particularly outstanding because of her impressive deep tones.
Opernmagazin
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Theater Osnabrück – Falstaff – MRS QUICKLEY
Mrs. Quickly (Nana Dzidziguri), who didn’t receive a love letter but only contributed to the confusion by running errands, was the big surprise of the evening. The Georgian-born mezzo soprano demonstrated her brilliance with her warm, sonorous depths and an extremely well balanced, beautiful voice. Recently, the singer could be seen in the excellent rediscovery of Alberic Magnard’s opera ‘Guercoeur’. In 2020 she will make her debut as SIEGRUNE at the Festival in Bayreuth.
M.Thomzik Opernglas November 2019
A real discovery is Nana Dzidziguri as Ms Quickly. In the high registers her mezzo soprano voice becomes nobly willow and in the low registers it turns space-taking full and wonderfully earthy. To that, she plays an extremely agile lady, which Falstaff should court in the first place. This role just can’t be portrayed more convincing.
Online Merker
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Another guest singer at the house is Nana Dzidziguri, who already impressed me as Souffrance in Guercœur. Also as Mrs. Quickley she fascinates with her addictive, profound mezzo sound. I am very much looking forward to her Bayreuth debut next year.
Der Opernfreund
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Theater Osnabrück – Guercoeur - SOUFFRANCE
…whereas Nana Dzidziguri’s Souffrance can only be described as adorable. The Georgian’s throaty deep notes wounds one to the core.
Der Opernfreund
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…and above all Nana Dzidziguri with her sonorous alto voice… Souffrance (suffering),...
Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung
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Theater Neubrandenburg/Neustrelitz – Un ballo in maschera - ULRICA
…Nana Dzidziguri with her voluminous mezzo voice and her snake-like movements gave an impressive portrayal of Ulrica and her fate.
Orpheus 02/2019 – Iris Steiner
Opernhaus Wuppertal – Luisa Miller - FREDERICA
Nana Dzidziguri an enchanting Federica, not only because of her uncredibly velvet chest voice register.
Opernglas 2/2019 M.Lode-Gerke
Brillant Nana Dzidziguri with her dark voice and charisma.
Neubrandenburgische Zeitung - Frank Wilhelm
….and Nana Dzidziguri sings enchantingly beautifully the duchess Frederica (who competes with Luisa for the love of Rodolfo).
Wuppertaler Rundschau
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As soon as possible we would like to see the Georgian Mezzo soprano Nana Dzidziguri ( Frederica), who is really fascinating in every way, again.
Online Merker
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Her female counterpart Frederica , is sung just as exceptionally by Nana Dzidziguri with a wonderful soprano voice, reaching from her sounding chest into slender high registers.
Online Merker, Christian Konz
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Because at the time the opera was wrote, it was not allowed to have a second female principal role, Verdi had to turn the role of Frederica in a part with reduced stage presence. Which was really too bad on this evening. How I would have loved to hear much more of the Georgian Nana Dzidziguri’s luxurious mezzo soprano voice! Shortly, the Wuppertal audience can look forward to this singer’s passionate, noble Carmen interpretation.
Klassik begeistert
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Nana Dzidziguri’s powerful mezzo voice makes it quite clear that she is a mature, experienced, self-confident Frederica.
Westdeutsche Zeitung
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Nana Dzidziguri succeeds as the duchess Federica with her dark timbred mezzo soprano voice and her glamorous acting. She has convincingly assimilated into the wicked world and is a counterpole to Luisa.
Online Musik Magazin
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Nana Dzidziguri with her rich, powerful, remarkably appealing mezzo voice… she has an enormous stage presence.
Die deutsche Bühne
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Staatstheater Braunschweig - CARMEN
…the Georgian mezzo soprano Nana Dzidziguri, who already sang Carmen in Tiflis and succeeded in Braunschweig as Eboli in Verdi’s „Don Carlo“, portrayed a Carmen with warm, female traits. When her gaze rests on José to flirt with him, one can sense playfulness, curiosity but also affection. She is not so much a calculating vamp but more a searching soul. And that is what her velvet, pleasantly warm voice expresses. In the final countdown, when José refuses to take her, one can perfectly feel Carmen’s sublime self-assertion in the passionate depth of her mezzo voice. An enthralling portrayal.
Andreas Berger / Braunshweiger Zeitung
Staatstheater Braunschweig – Don Carlo – EBOLI
Nana Dzidziguri enthralled with strong mezzo tone full of deep power and brilliantly rising middle register, a ‘world voice’.
Braunschweiger Zeitung
Nana Dzidziguri is a beguiling Eboli, sings the Moorish song with secure coloraturas and grants her final appearance a dramatic intensity.
Online Merker
…also Nana Dzidziguri very beguiling!
NMZ
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Staatstheater Braunschweig – Hänsel und Gretel – GERTRUD
The beautiful depths of her mezzo voice make Nana Dzidziguri’s interpretation of the Mother emotionally touching.
Braunschweiger Zeitung
Nana Dzidziguri as the Mother could be her sister. Her mezzo voice impresses with its serenity and its youthful vigour. .
Online Musik Magazineg
 
 
ON STAGE
OLD LADY - Candide – Theater Münster
 
ALDONA - Der Mann von La Mancha – Theater Münster
 
ALDONA - Der Mann von La Mancha – Theater Münster
 
ALDONA - Der Mann von La Mancha – Theater Münster
 
Wuppertaler Bühnen - Louisa Miller - FEDERICA
 
Theater Osnabrück - Falstaff - MS QUICKLY
 
Theater Osnabrück - Guerceuer - SOUFFRANCE
 
Staatstheater Braunschweig - Carmen - CARMEN
 
Staatstheater Braunschweig - Carmen - CARMEN
 
Staatstheater Braunschweig - Carmen - CARMEN
 
Staatstheater Braunschweig - Carmen - CARMEN
 
 
 
INTERVIEWS - PORTRAITS
Nana Dzidziguri - Carmen - Staatstheater Braunschweig