Biography

Ketevan Chuntishvili has been a member of the permanent ensemble of the Staatstheater Cottbus since the 2021/2022 season. There she has already sung Euridice in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Her upcoming role debuts include Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen, and Roksana in Szymanowski's Król Roger. In March 2022 she made her house debut at the Hanover State Opera as Susanna. The Georgian soprano made her operatic debut in September 2020 at the Klagenfurt City Theater, where she took the stage as the 5th Maid in Cesare Lievi's new production of Strauss' Elektra. Ketevan studied at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Prof. Marek Rzepka and Justus Zeyen. There she has sung Echo in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, Gretel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Lena in the contemporary opera Svadba by Ana Sokolovic. Her concert repertoire includes Bach’s Mass in B minor, Dvořák's Stabat Mater, Haydn's The Seasons and Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Paulus, and Mozart's Requiem. Master classes with Claudia Barainsky, Peter Berne, Angela Denoke, Thomas Hampson, Lisette Oropesa, Wolfram Rieger and Stefan Vinke particularly shaped her musical and artistic skills. Chuntishvili sang under the musical direction of Nicholas Carter, Yannis Pouspourikas, Giulio Cilona, Alexander Merzyn and was accompanied by orchestras such as Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt, Carinthian Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra Cottbus, Philharmonic Orchestra Erfurt, Lower Saxony State Orchestra Hannover. At the 12th International Singing Competition Immling, the soprano won the 2nd prize & the audience award. She was also a finalist at the international Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition. Most recently she won the 2nd prize (1st was not awarded) and the Mozart Prize at the 19th Ada Sari International Singing Competition in Nowy Sącz, Poland.