“With Shavleg Armasi, a magnificent bass was hired for the demanding role of the title hero. The Georgian singer knew how to convey the fears and the ambiguous characteristics of Boris with admirable theatrical intensity. Thanks to the immense vocal qualities of his colorful vocal organ, which is perfectly focused in all registers and full of rich depth, the finest nuances in the pianissimo areas, and metallic upswings, Armasi succeeded in creating a credible, touching role portrait. One regretted the relatively few scenes with this grandiose singer.”
In January 2024, Shavleg Armasi will take part in the project recording Rachmaninoff’s Aleko CD with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra.
Shavleg Armasi made his last theater debuts in 2023 at the New National Theater Tokyo and at the Komische Oper Berlin.
Guest engagements have taken the bass to the Savonlinna Summer Festival as Don Basilio in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, as well as to the operas in Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Lisbon, Basel, the Hamburg State Opera and the State Theater in Wiesbaden, where he made his important debuts for his repertoire as Boris in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and as Hagen in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.
In the 2023/24 season Shavleg Armasi can be seen in Hanover in the new productions of Wagner’s Parsifal as Gurnemanz and in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem as well as in the revivals of Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin as Gremin and Verdi’s Aida as Ramfis.
Shavleg Armasi worked under the musical direction of well-known conductors such as Giorgio Morandi, Arthur Fagen, Frédéric Chaslin, Donald Runnicles, Marc Soustrot, Ivan Repusic, Enrico Dindo and with directors such as Tatjana Gürbaca, Ingo Kerkhof, Berry Kosky, Benedikt Von Peter, Frank Hilbrich, Nicolas Briegel, Elisabeth Stöppler, Sandra Leupold, Olivia Fuchs, Evgeny Titov.
Since becoming a member of the ensemble at the Hanover State opera, the bassist has sang roles in his field, including Mefistofele (Boito’s Mefistofele), Filippo II (Don Carlo), Ramfis (Aida), Banco (Macbeth), Padre Guardian (La Forza del destino), Méphistophélès (Faust), Méphistophélès (La damnation de Faust), Cardinal Brogni (La Juive), Raimondo Bidement (Lucia di Lammermoor), Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), King Mark (Tristan and Isolde) and Fasolt (Das Rheingold).
The Georgian Bass, Shavleg Armasi studied voice in his hometown of Tbilisi. During his studies in Tbilisi, he was invited to take part and was engaged as a Soloist at the State Opera Tbilisi. His talent was discovered by the artist and entrepreneur, Professor Dr. Claus Hipp, whose support enabled Armasi to take part in the operastudio of the Kunstuniversität of Graz. One year later Armasi became apart of Graz’s opera house ensemble.