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Famous Georgian mezzo-soprano Nino Surguladze
12 October, 2016
October 12 marks the birthday of an internationally-recognized Georgian mezzo-soprano Nino Surguladze. Born in Tbilisi, Nino Surguladze studied singing at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. After winning a prize at the Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest in Barcelona, she earned a scholarship at Accademia Teatro alla Scala. She made her operatic debut as Cuniza in Verdi's Oberto and Zulma in Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri in Milan in 2002 and since then has appeared in many opera houses around the world. Nino Surguladze is the founder of The Wish Tree charity foundation, which aims to provide assistance to children in need of medical care. It is noteworthy, that Nino can boast with many international awards.

Georgian mezzo-soprano was awarded Operatic Oscar founded by an Italian Opera Magazine. The contest “GB Oscar, Opera and Dance Excellence” presented 7 nominations. Opera Singer won the nomination of the Best Mezzo-Soprano. In addition, Italian president made a decision to grant Nino Surguladze the Star of Italy title. On December 8, Antonio Enrico Bartoli, the ambassador of Italy to Georgia, presented Nino Surguladze, a world-famous Georgian mezzo-soprano, with the title during the official reception at his residence. What is more, world-famous movie star, Sophia Loren who has close ties with Georgian singer attended the charity event in Georgia organized by Nino Surguladze and her charity foundation.After the event, Sophia Loren made comments to the media representatives and said that the play was incredibly beautiful. She also said that Surguladze has a very beautiful voice, adding she would like to have that kind of voice too. Here we present to you a photo where Nino is depicted as child and already as a renowned singer.

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