Nino Machaidze Announces New Role After Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’ in Genève

By Francisco Salazar

Nino Machaidze will add the role of Nedda in Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” next season.

The soprano confirmed the news on Instagram after her last performance of Puccini’s “La Bohème” at the Grand Theatre de Geneve. Machaidze wrote, “What a Wonderful end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 i had with our Fantastic ‘La Bohème’ at Grand Théâtre de Genève. An Unforgettable experience and another very Beautiful period of my life. With Fantastic colleagues, friends, Maestro and whole crew. Thanks Genève for this big love, for this Amazing emotions and see you next year with my debut as Nedda in a new production of ‘Pagliacci.'”

Machaidze opened the new production of “La Bohème” in December which also included a performance on New Years Eve and sang 6 performances.

Machaidze is one of the leading lyric sopranos and has sung all over the world since her breakout in 2008 at the Salzburg Festival as Juliette in Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette.” She is scheduled to perform Massenet’s “Thais” at the Grand Theatre Liceu de Barcelona with Placido Domingo. She will then reprise the role of Gilda in Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the San Francisco Opera. She joins Quinn Kelsey and Pene Pati. Earlier this season Machaidze performed the role of Desdemona in Rossini’s “Otello” with John Osborn. The performances were recorded for a DVD.