About


Gocha Abuladze was born in 1985 in Georgia. In 2000 he entered the Vocal Faculty of the Kutaisi M. Balanchivadze musical college. In 2004 Abuladze became a student of the Academic singing faculty at V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatory under the leadership of Prof. Nodar Andghuladze. While at the conservatory he held the Makvala Kasrashvili, Maia Tomadze and Paata Burchuladze scholarships, and later earned both his Bachelor and Master Degree in Vocal Performance.

After graduating from the Tbilisi State Conservatory Abuladze continued studying at the Osimo Academy. While studying there (2010-2011) he participated in master classes from Raina Kabaivanska, Lella Cuberli, as well as pianists Harriet Lowson, Carlo Morganti, Alessandro Benini.

While studying at the Conservatory Abuladze sang several roles in the Conservatory Opera Studio. From 2005 to 2009 Abuladze sang the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

In 2009 Abuladze first appeared at the Z. Paliashvili Tbilisi State Opera Theatre as Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In 2010 he made his debut in G. Verdi’s La Traviata as George Germont, a role he also performed in 2011 in Ferrara, Italy. In January 2012 he sang Tonio in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Pagliacci at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, conducted by Julian Kovachev.

Abuladze also has an active career in concert performance. In 2010 he gave a concert tour through Georgia (Telavi, Kutaisi and Tbilisi) with his accompanist, the famous pianist Vazha Chachava.

Gocha Abuladze has also taken part in many festivals, including Autumn Tbilisi (with Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra – conducted by Vakhtang Kakhidze), the International Festival of Chamber Music in Tbilisi (solo recital, 2010, accompanied by Vazha Chachava) and ArtGeni in 2006 organized by the Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II.

In 2007-2008 he attended Montserrat Caballe's master class, after which he was selected to sing in a gala concert in the Mozart hall in Zaragoza with Caballe.

While studying in Italy, he successfully participated in ten international vocal competitions and festivals.

He was the winner of the international vocal competition “Citta di Ferrara" in 2011 and also received the special prize of Daniele Barioni. In 2007 He was a laureate and 1st prize winner at the 1st E. Chavchavadze and Al. Griboedov International Competition.

In 2012, competing with more than 200 singers, he added the Critic Prize of the Zandonai competition in Riva del Garda to his collection. He also participated in master classes from Mietta Sighele and Veriano Luchetti as part of the competition. In addition to the award, Abuladze took part in a concert performance conducted by Maestro Marco Boemi.

In 2012 and 2013 Abuladze won third prize for two consecutive years in the Magda Olivero international voice competition, receiving the awards from Mrs. Olivero herself. In addition to the award, Abuladze was given the opportunity to perform the role of Iago in the Ravena Festival, given by Mrs. Christina Mazzavillani Muti.

He also earned the Bastianini special prize for the best baritone.

In 2015 Abuladze was named the season’s best singer of Theater Magdeburg.

Past engagements include Masetto/Don Giovanni in Montpellier (2013), Tomsky/The Queen of Spades at Grange Park Opera (2014), Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello/La Boheme, Gugliermo/Cosi fan tutte Renato/Un Ballo in Maschera, as well as Giorgio Germont/La Traviata at Theater Magdeburg, and Tonio/Pagliacci in Tirana, with Inva Mula in the role of Nedda.

2016 has been a very successful year for Gocha Abuladze. He has successfully debuted four new roles: Renato/Un Ballo in Maschera, the title role of Rigoletto in the Tirana State Opera, Ondino/La Campana Sommersa by Ettorino Resphighi, where he had the great fortune of working with Maestro Donato Renzetti, and Schaunard/La Boheme. In September he made his fifth debut as Rodrigo in Don Carlos at the Teatro Regio in Parma with the well known conductor Daniel Oren. In November he will return to the Teatro Regio Parma for a concert with the Toscanini Orchestra.