"The only tenor who is currently able to tackle the parts of Donizetti and Bellini (…) with a voice that is always resonant, especially in the high range. He is capable of decrescendi without losing the necessary firmness of the voice (...) He has very well controlled breath ...".

Antonio Tamburini, IlCorrieredellaGrisi

Acclaimed Georgian singer – ShalvaMukeria – recognized in many European, Asian and American Opera houses – will participate in the international festival for the first time.

His vast artistic biography includes many interesting parts, famous partners, world renowned conductors and orchestras.

The seasons of the last couple of years have been busy and diverse – including the Verdi concerts at the Venice Opera Theatre and in Japan - conducted by Maestro Chung.

Many of his recent performances are notable: The Gala concert at “TeatroRegio” in Parma, after which Mr. Mukeria was invited to Florence by Zubin Mehta to play Elvino (in Bellini’s “La Sonnambula) alongside MariellaDevia. His American debut took place at the Santa Fe Opera Theatre, in “La Sonnambula” with Natalie Dessay as Amina. 2005-2007 he was an ensemble member of the Vienna State Opera, where he could be heard in parts such as ItalienischerSänger in Der Rosenkavalier and Arturo (I Puritani) with EditaGruberova. In 2007 his La Scala debut in the role of Tonio (La fille du régiment) was followed by engagements as Duca di Mantova in Bilbao, Jesi,Tokyo and at the Santander Festival – where he sang the part of the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s “Rigoletto”.

 

Sh. Mukeria achieved huge success at La Scala in Berlioz’s ““Les Troyens” (Iopas) under the baton of A. Pappano, in a production by D. McVicar; as well as in “I Puritani” (Arturo) in Santiago del Chile.