Georgian soprano Tamar Iveri studied singing
at the Conservatory in Tbilisi and first came to the public’s attention as
Desdemona in May 1998. In 1999, she won first prize at the Mozart Competition
in Salzburg where she met legendary soprano Ileana Cotrubas, who has been her
mentor ever since. In 1998 she also won 2nd prize at the Verdi Competition
"VOCI VERDIANE" in Busseto.
Engagements at the world’s most important
opera houses followed quickly: Simon Boccanegra (DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN), La
Bohème (VIENNA STAATSOPER), Simone Boccanegra and Don Giovanni (COVENT GARDEN)
and Otello (LA FENICE), an opera she later also performed under the direction
of Muti, with LA SCALA on tour in Japan.
Recent engagements include a Gala Concert in
Hong Kong with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra in November 2017 and
a concert performance at Kioi Hall in Tokyo with pianist Naoko Asano. She has
also performed Marguerite/Faust at Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv
in March 2017.
In 2003 she gave her much acclaimed role debut
as Adriana Lecouvreur in GRAZ. Her debut at the SALZBURG FESTIVAL as Fiordiligi
in a new production of Cosi fan Tutte followed in 2004 and her debut at the
METROPOLITAN OPERA (Don Giovanni/Donna Anna) in 2005. In the seasons 2006/2007
and 2007/2008, she debuted at the HOUSTON GRAND OPERA (Faust) and the ARENA DI
VERONA (La Bohème).
In recent years, she returned to the VIENNA STATE OPERA as
Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Donna Anna, Nedda (I Pagliacci) and Amelia Grimaldi
(Simon Boccanegra), to the METROPOLITAN OPERA as Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito)
and Donna Anna, debuted at LA SCALA as Donna Anna, at BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER in
Munich and at the HAMBURGISCHE STAATSOPER as Tatyana and at OPERA BASTILLE in
Paris as Elisabetta in Don Carlo. Further performances at the OPERA BASTILLE
include Mimi in La Boheme, Elettra in Idomeneo, Suor Angelica and Desdemona in
After her role debuts as Lucrezia Contarini in
Verdi’s I Due Foscari in LAS PALMAS, Leonora in Il Trovatore in TOKYO in 2011
and as Vitellia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in TOULOUSE, where she also
appeared as Suor Angelica, Donna Anna and Elisabetta in Don Carlo, she returned
to LA SCALA as Luisa Miller, debuted at BERLIN STAATSOPER as Elisabetta in Don
Carlo, at OPERA AUSTRALIA for her first Amelia in Un ballo in maschera and in
COPENHAGEN as Suor Angelica.
Other engagements include Amelia Grimaldi
(Simon Boccanegra) and Elisabetta (Don Carlo) at the VIENNA STATE OPERA,
Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) at PARIS OPERA, her company debut with ZURICH
OPERA as Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Nedda (I Pagliacci) in TOULOUSE, Amelia
Grimaldi in Simon Boccanegra at the BAYERISCHE STAATSOPER in Munich, Desdemona
(Otello) and her first Tosca at OPERA AUSTRALIA.
Tamar Iveri has worked with conductors such as
Lorin Maazel, Sir Colin Davis, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa,
James Levine, Mariss Jansons, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Oren and Fabio Luisi.
She was awarded the M. ABASHIDZE NATIONAL
PRIZE in Georgia and received the EBERHARD-WAECHTER-MEDAILLE for her Tatyana at
the Vienna State Opera. For her performances as Amelia at Opera Australia she
got nominated as Best Female Performer in an Opera for the prestigious HELPMANN
Her recordings include DVD/Blu-Rays of
Turandot (Liù) from the ARENA DI VERONA and Simon Boccanegra from the PARMA
VERDI FESTIVAL as well as a DVD of an opera gala to benefit the German AIDS