Georgian Surnames


Nino Machaidze


Nino Machaidze was born in Tbilisi in Georgia in 1983 and is a graduate of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In 2007 she appeared at La Scala as Marie in Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment. These performances, plus her debut at the Teatro dell' Opera di Roma in the same role, launched her international career. In the summer of 2008 Machaidze made a sensational debut at the Salzburg Festival as Juliette in a new production of Romeo et Juliette starring Rolando Villazon. She has since been invited for significant debuts all over the world.

In the fall of 2008, Machaidze debuted at the Teatro Regio in Parma as Gilda in Rigoletto. She sings her first Elvira in I Puritani opposite Juan Diego Florez at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna in January of 2009 followed by her first Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor for her debut at the Theatre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels in April. Machaidze will also make her debut at the Teatro la Fenice as Juliette opposite Jonas Kaufmann and subsequently makes her Vienna debut as Fiorilla in Rossini's Il Turco in Italia at the Theater an der Wien. In September of 2008, Machaidze will make her North American debut at LA Opera as Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore. These performances will mark her debut in the role. She will then sing a new production of L'Elisir d'Amore at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, to be followed by her debuts at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona in La Fille du Regiment and at the El Palau de la Reina Sofia in Valencia as Lucia. In the fall of 2009, she will embark on her first solo tour of concerts in Germany Future projects include her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in Romeo et Juliette and her debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and Paris Opera as Gilda in Rigoletto. She will return to the Teatro alla Scala for L'Elisir d'Amore and Romeo et Juliette.

Nino Machaidze completed her vocal studies in Tbilsi, Goergia and appeared at the Paliashvili Theater as Gilda, Norina in Don Pasquale and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. The first prize winner in the Leyla Gencer Vocal Competition in Istanbul, she entered the Accademia of La Scala in 2005. Her roles in the 2007/08 season at La Scala included Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi under Riccardo Chailly and Musetta in La Boheme. She made her first appearances as first Amina in La Sonnambula at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa under Daniel Oren.

Nino Machaidze recorded her first disc for DECCA of Bel Canto Arias in November of 2008 conducted by Richard Bonynge. Other roles in her developing repertoire include Amenaide in Tancredi and the title roles in Linda di Chamounix and Lakme.


See also:


Nino Machaidze - Rolando Villazon ORF2

Son vergin vezzosa Nino Machaidze Bologna 2009

Nino Machaidze - "O mio babbino caro" - Gianni Schicchi La Scala '08

Eroffnung der Salzburger Festspielen 2008