Irakli Kakhidze tenor
The Georgian tenor Irakli Kakhidze joined the music school in his birth town Batumi, at the age of 17. He started his singing training in 2000 at the Batumi Conservatory, in Marina Jakhutashvili’s class. He graduated in 2005.
In the season 2019-20, Kakhidze sang Rodolfo in La Bohème, Don José in Carmen and Manrico in Il Trovatore, at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. In the same season, he also sang Rinaldo in L’Incantesimo, at the Latvian National Opera, Riga, and Radames in Aida, at the Soirées Lyriques de Sanxay. He went also on the cast of some operas being cancelled due to the Covid’s crises: Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, in Mannheim, and Don José at the Opéra Grand Avignon.
In 2018-19, he sang Manrico, Don Carlo, Pollione in Norma, Rodolfo and Werther, in Manheim, Turiddu at the Theater Kiel, and a Gala Concert at the Latvian National Opera.
In 2017-18, he has sung Pollione, Turiddu, Radames, Alfredo in La Traviata and Ernani, in Mannheim, and Ismaele in Nabucco, at the Theater Dortmund.
In 2016-17, Irakli Kakhidze performed Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor and Cavaradossi in Tosca, in Mannheim.
His repertoire is also composed of several roles, as: Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore) and Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto), among others.
Kakhidze is regularly invited to Nationaltheater Mannheim, Latvian Opera House, Festival Chorégie d’Orange and several theatres, festivals and orchestras.
In 2012, he became Commander of Georgian Dignity Order.