MZIA NIORADZE

                                               Mezzo-soprano


Georgian mezzo-soprano Mzia Nioradze studied at the Conservatory of
Tiblisi before she completed her studies at the Music Academy of Osimo in Italy.


Mzia Nioradze was a finalist at the International Voice Competition
Elena Obraztsova and Rimsky–Korsakov  in St.Petersburg as well as at
the International Belvedere Hans Gabor Competition in Vienna.

Since 1996, Mzia Nioradze is a guest artist at the St.Petersburg
Mariinsky Theatre, where she made her debut in the title role of
Carmen. In that Teater she has performed all the leading Verdi roles
as well as the leading mezzo and contralto roles of the Russian
repertory. She went on tour with the Mariinsky Teatre to Israel; in
2000 she took part in the new production War and Peace conducted by
Gary Bertini at Opera National de Paris Bastille.

In 2001 Mzia Nioradze made her United States debut as Konchakovna in a new production of Prince Igor at Houston Grand Opera conducted by
Alexander Anissimov (production: Francesca Zambello), followed by Eboli in Essen and St. Petersburg, and a debut at the San Francisco Opera as Paransema in Arshak II, which opened the 01-02 season. She was Jejibaba in Dvorak\\\'s Rusalka in Lyon Opera.


Mzia Nioradze made her Metropolitan Opera debut in War and Peace
singing Elena, Matriosha and Mavra Kusminichna, as was also featured
as Maddalena in Rigoletto. In San francisco she sang the title role in
Carmen. She returned to Lyon as Marina in Boris Godunov and sang
Dalila in St.Petersburg conducted by Valery Gergiev. She was highly
praised for her performances of Azucena in Verdi\\\'s Trovatore in
Marseilles.

In 2004-2005 Mzia Nioradze returned to metropolitan as Marina Mnishek, Maddalena and Amneris. She sang Verdi\\\'s Requiem and Amneris in Tbilisi (Georgia). In 2005 Mzia Nioradze had great success as  Federica in Verdi\\\'s Luisa Miller (Dallas Opera). She also sang Azucena in Bologna and Modena (first performance in Italy).

 

Her recorded Verdi\\\'s Requiem conducted by Valery Gergiev in Amsterdam (2005) turned out to be a successfull project of the Amsterdam Television.


Mzia Nioradze sang -Azucena, Il Trovatore (Toulon Opera), Die Walküre – Frika , Das Rheingold - Frika (Japanese tour of the Mariinsky
theatre, conductor Valery Gergiev), Azucena -Il Trovatore (Santiago de
Chili), Verdi\\\'s Requiem (Rio de Janeiro). Adalgisa, Norma Opera de
Vichy. Ulrika, Azucena -Il Trovatore and Countess in  the Queen of Spades, Metropolitan New York, 2007 is  recorded by her Azucena in Orange Festival with Roberto Alagna, Aida in Nizza, Azucena (IL Trovatore) Opera de Lausanne, La Zia Principessa of Suor Angelica, Miami, Florida Grand Opera, Norma in Opera de Massy, 2010 is recorded by her Azucena with Marcelo Alvarez in Teatro Regio di Parma , 2010 Azucena opera di Massy .Azucena -Il Trovatore and Countess the Queen of Spades at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. 2012 – Azucena  opera in Avignon, Amneris in Oslo, Ulrika – Un  ballo in maschera and Azucena with grand succes in Metropolitan Opera 2011-2012 season: Marina Mnishek of Boris Godunov in Tel Aviv Opera in 2013.  In 2014 – 2015  season  Mzia Nioradze returned to Metropolitan as Marta in “IOLANTA”.

 

Mzia Nioradze since 2016 – 2017 is invited soloist at the Mariinsky Theater, were she will perform the following roles: Countess – The Queen of Spades ; Eboli – Don Carlo; Fricka – Die Walküre; Amneris – Aida; Dalila – Samson and Dalila; Azucena – Il Trovatore; Marina – Boris Godunov; Princess de Bouillon – Adriana Lecouvreur…     



Repertoire:

Composer                                   Role                                           Opera

Cilea                                         Princess de Buillon               Adriana Lecouvreur

Bellini Adalgisa Norma
Mascagni                      Santuzza             Cavalleria Rusticana
Dvorak Jezibaba Russalka
Moussorgski                   Marina                   Boris Godounov
Moussorgski Marfa Khovanshina
Ponchielli                     Laura                     La Gioconda
Prokofiev                         Elena Bezukhova                     War and Peace
Prokofiev                        Part for mezzo-soprano             Alexander Nevsky
Tchaikovski Liubov Mazepa
Tchaikovski                      Olga                    Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovski                              Polina &  Countess            The Queen of Spades

Saint-Saens                            Dalila                          Samson et Dalila
Bizet Carmen Carmen
Gluck                             Orfeo                      Orfeo ed Euridice
Borodin                        Konchakovna                        Prince Igor
Rimski–Korsakov             Lyubasha                 The Tsar’s bride
Igor Stravinsky                      Jocasta                               Oedipus Rex
R.Strauss Irodiada Salome
Berlioz                                                Marguerite                La Damnation de Faust
Berlioz                                                 Ascanio                              Benvenuto Cellini
Verdi Fenena Nabucco
Verdi                                         Preziosilla                                   La forzadel destino
Verdi                                       Azucena                                 Il Trovatore
Verdi Amneris Aida
Verdi                                  Eboli                                  Don Carlo
Verdi                                              Ulrika                                  Un ballo in maschera
Verdi MistressKuickly Falstaff
Verdi                          Duchesse Federica                          Luisa Miller
Wagner                          Frika                         Die Walküre
Wagner                               Frika                             Das Rheingold
Wagner                                        Brangena                                    Tristan und Isolde