Shavleg Armasi

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.

In 2004, he was a finalist at the X. International Singing Competition, Ferruccio Tagliavini, and as well was a prize winner in the International Opera Workshop in Castle Laubach. He received scholarships from the American Institute of Musical Studies and from the Richard Wagner foundation.

Since the 2006/07 Shavleg Armasi has been apart of the Hannover State Opera opera ensemble. There he has sung, among others, the roles of: Filippo II (Don Carlo), Banco (Macbeth), Méphistophélès (Faust), Raimondo Bidement (Lucia di Lammermoor), Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Osmin (The Abduction from the Seraglio) and Fasolt (Das Rheingold).

Guest engagements have taken the Bass to Opera Basel, to the opera house in Lissabon, Hamburg State Opera, Wiesbaden State Opera, where in March of 2016 he debuted the title role of Boris in Mussorgsky’s »Boris Gudunov« and in June of 2017 the role of Hagen in Wagner’s »Götterdämmerung«.

During his 2018/19 season, he will be heard in his stomping grounds at the State Opera Hannover in the up and coming new productions as, King Mark (Tristan and Isolde), Méphistophélès (La damnation de Faust) and as well in the returning productions as Daland (Der fliegende Holländer) and as Ramfis (Aida).

Future engagements will take Shavleg Armasi to Theater St. Gallen to sing The role of Filippo II in  a new production of Verdi’s »Don Carlo«, to Theater Dortmund as Ramfis in also a new production of Verdis »Aida«, to State Opera Wiesbaden as Leporello in Mozart's »Don Giovanni«,  and to Summer Festival in Savonlinna as Don Basilio as well in a new production of Rossinis’s  »Il barbiere di Siviglia«.