Irakli Atanelishvili made his debut in Mussorgsky‘s Boris Godunov at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, accompanied by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado in September 2018. Since 2019, he is a member of Landestheater Detmold, where his repertoire includes Bartolo in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Jewgeni Onegin during the 2020/2021 season.
In May 2018, Irakli Atanelishvili made his debut as Sarastro in a new production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Theater Trier. In Munich, the bass performed the title role in Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Der eingebildete Sokrates and Immigration Officer in Jonathan Doves’ opera Flight, both in 2017. In 2016, the Georgian bass has sung Nettuno in Ulisse – an adaption of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria – and Hans Lohmeier in Jost’s Die Arabische Nacht.
At Munich’s Prinzregententheater, Irakli Atanelishvili was part of the cast in “Happy Birthday, Lenny” a musical programme on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, accompanied by Münchner Rundfunkorchester, in February 2018.
Irakli Atanelishvili has performed with orchestras including Accademia di Monaco, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Orchester des Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest – he worked with directors including Rosamund Gilmore and Balázs Kovalik and has sung under the baton of conductors such as Pablo Heras-Casado, Wayne Marschall and Ulf Schirmer.
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Three questions to Irakli Atanelishvili:
A composer: Verdi
What was your calling to become a singer? I grew up in a musical family and as a child I was always fascinated by the way singers could convey their passion to the audience.
To be a singer – in three words: a way to express yourself.