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
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.
Nino Machaidze -
Rolando Villazon ORF2
Son vergin vezzosa
Nino Machaidze Bologna 2009
Nino Machaidze - "O mio babbino
caro" - Gianni Schicchi La Scala '08
Salzburger Festspielen 2008