What fascinates me about my job is the opportunity to slip into the skin and soul of various protagonists and to be part of a great musical event that enchants me again and again. Ketevan Chuntishvili
In September 2020, Ketevan Chuntishvili made her debut at Stadttheater Klagenfurt singing the 5th Maid in a new production of Strauss’ Elektra. Her company debut as a new member of the ensemble at Staatstheater Cottbus will follow in spring 2021 as Eco, Euridice and Messagiera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, followed by her first Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen.
In 2019, Ketevan Chuntishvili performed Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel at the Oper auf dem Lande near Hanover, Germany. At the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hannover, she performed Echo in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos (2019) and Bird Seller in Martinů’s Juliette (2020); her Susanna debut in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro had to be canceled in early 2021, due to Covid-19. At Hamburger Sprechwerk, she was acclaimed as Bubikopf in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis in 2019.
A dedicated lied recitalist, the Georgian soprano was a scholarship holder of the Lied Academy 2020 and 2021 under the direction of Thomas Hampson of the Heidelberg Spring International Music Festival and Pierre Boulez-Saal in Berlin.
Ketevan Chuntishvili performed under the baton of Nicholas Carter. Her concert repertoire includes the soprano solos in Haydn’s The Seasons, Mendelssohn’s Paulus and Mozart’s Requiem.
Audience Prize, Second Prize: 12. Internationalen Gesangswettbewerb Immling 2020
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Three questions to Ketevan Chuntishvili:
A composer: currently Schubert.
What was your calling to become a singer? Like almost everyone, I sang from an early age and it was almost taken for granted in my environment that I would later become an opera singer. But it only became a vocation at a time when I didn’t like anything about myself and singing was the only thing I still succeeded in doing.
To be a singer – in three words: self-reflection, vocation, intoxicating.