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 Hanover State Opera opera ensemble. There he has sung, among others, the roles of: Filippo II (Don Carlo), Banco (Macbeth), Padre Guardian (La Forza del destino), Méphistophélès (Faust), Méphistophélès (La damnation de Faust), Mefistofele (Mefistofele), Raimondo Bidement (Lucia di Lammermoor), Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), King Mark (Tristan and Isolde) and Fasolt (Das Rheingold).

Guest engagements have taken the Bass to opera houses Basel, frankfurt, Stuttgart, Lissabon, Hamburg State Opera, Wiesbaden State Opera, where in March of 2016 he debuted the title role of Boris in Mussorgsky’s »Boris Godunov« and in June of 2017 the role of Hagen in Wagner’s »Götterdämmerung« and to the somer festival in Savonlinna as Don Basilio in Rossini’s »The barber of seville«.

During his 2019/20 season, he will be heard in his stomping grounds at the State Opera Hanover in the up and coming new productions as, Kardinal Brogni (La Juive), Henry Kissinger (Nixon in China) and as well in the returning production as Leporello (Don Giovanni).

Future engagements will take Shavleg Armasi to Theater Dortmund to sing his next debut as King Heinrich in a new production of Wagners’s »Lohengrin«.