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Three Talented Georgian Opera Singers Perform in La Scala

Nino Machaidze, Anita Rachvelishvili and Sofia Mchedlishvili are on the leading roles of very famous opera Carmen. Opera is taking place in the renowned opera house La Scala in Milan, Italy.

The opera, by Frenchman Georges Bizet, tells the tale of a free, secular and rebellious Carmen who uses her charm to seduce males, particularly Don Jose, who ends up being heavily influenced by the seductive Carmen.

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When the opera was composed in the early 1870s, it was deemed groundbreaking in its realism and it rapidly became one of the most popular Western operas of all time.

Soprano Mchedlishvili has spent several years in Italy training her voice. In 2009, she made her debut as the first Dame in Mozart’s Magic Flute, and since November 2013 she has attended a course for young singers at Accademia La Scala in Milan.

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In 2014, Mchedlishvili performed the role of Contessa di Folleville in Il Viaggio a Reims, conducted by Antonino Fogliani at Belcanto Opera Festival (Rossini in Wildbad) in Germany.

Meanwhile Georgian singer Rachvelishvili, who will join the cast in June, has an international reputation. When she first performed in the prestigious Italian opera house in December 2009, her performance in the title role as Carmen opposite Jonas Kaufmann as Don Jose, saw her transform into a global star.

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This performance was the young artist’s first leading role.

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