Anita Rachvelishvili among 10 performers of the Met Opera
29 May, 2019
Anita Rachvelishvili among 10 performers of the Met Opera
Anita Rachvelishvili, a Georgian mezzo-soprano, was recently named among Top 10 Performances By Singers From The Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-19 Season. According to Opera Wire, the Metropolitan Opera brings the best stars from around the world to perform on its legendary stage.

‘Anita Rachvelishvili had arguably one of the finest seasons of her Met career. She took on three important roles throughout the season, each getting better and showcasing a different facet. This was especially telling in her portrayal of the villainous
Princesse de Boullion. Rachvelishvili used her entire arsenal to give a fully fleshed characterization.’ says the article about the Georgian mezzo-soprano.

Anita Rachvelishvili was born and raised in Tbilisi, where she at first studied piano at the Mukhran Machavariani School and then singing at the Vano-Sarajishvili Conservatory. She debuted at the Opera in Tbilisi as Maddalena in Rigoletto and as Olga in Eugen Onegin, subsequently joining the ensemble of the theater in the fall of 2006.
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She became internationally known when on December 7th, 2009, the opening night of the La Scala season in Milan, she sang the title role in Carmen. This performance, which was her first of any major role in the West and which was her debut in the role, was also televised all over the world.

In December 2018 The New York Times published an article about Anita Rachvelishvili saying that the singer takes the opera world by storm. The article also quoted the Italian conductor Riccardo Muti calling the singer “without doubt the best Verdi mezzo-soprano today on the planet. Without. Doubt.” The Conductor has said that Rachvelishvili was for him a revelation.

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