After winning the Elena Obraztsova competition last year, Georgian bass Goderdzi Janelidze has added to his impressive list of accolades by winning both the First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 International Feodor Chalyapin competition in Ufa, Russia.
Goderdzi received excellent reviews for his recent debuts at Vancouver Opera and Canadian National Opera:
“In the short time he was onstage, Georgian bass Goderdzi Janelidze commanded the stage while establishing the essential nobility of his character in some of the most gorgeous and most ‘echt-Russian’ music ever written for the bass voice. Janelidze had a resonance in his low range that many a bass could only dream of”
“Georgian bass Goderdzi Janelidze has an enormous voice and low notes that can purr or throb with raw intensity as required. He gets only what amounts to an extended third-act cameo, but it’s one of the glories of the production.”
David Gordon Duke, Vancouver Sun
“Goderdzi Janelidze also impressed as Sparafucile; singing with solidity and power while exuding a quiet menace”
John Gilks, Bachtrack
Later this season he will make his house debut at the Bregenzer Festspiele as Sparafucile Rigoletto and will return to the Teatro Colón to sing Zaccaria Nabucco.