Biography

Ketevan Chuntishvili has been a member of the permanent ensemble of the Staatstheater Cottbus since the 2021/2022 season. There she takes on the roles of Euridice in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen, Roksana in Szymanowski's Król Roger and Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Ketevan Chuntishvili studied at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Prof. Marek Rzepka and Justus Zeyen. There she already sang 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. The Georgian made her operatic debut in September 2020 at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, where she took the stage as the 5th Maid in Cesare Lievi's new production of Strauss' Elektra. 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. The soprano, who is enthusiastic about art song, was a scholarship holder of the Lied Academy of the Heidelberger Frühling International Music Festival in 2020 and 2021 and regularly performed in the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin within this framework. At the 2021 Hidalgo Festival in Munich, she made her debut as a soloist in the staged production "Rape & Culture." Chuntishvili sang under the baton of Nicholas Carter, Yannis Pouspourikas, Alexander Merzyn and was accompanied by orchestras such as Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt, Carinthian Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra Cottbus, Philharmonic Orchestra Erfurt. Her concert repertoire includes Dvořák's Stabat Mater, Haydn's The Seasons and Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Paulus, Buxtehude's The Last Judgment and Mozart's Requiem. The singer has been sponsored by "Deutschlandstipendium" and "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Hannover e.V.", among others. 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.