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«.

During his 2017/18 season, he will be heard in his stomping grounds at the State Opera Hannover in the up and coming new productions as, Gessler (Guillaume Tell), Ramfis (Aida) and as well in the returning productions as Daland (Der fliegende Holländer) and Filippo II (Don Carlo). 

Future engagements will take Shavleg Armasi to Theater Kaiserslautern to sing the role of Raimondo in a new production of Donizetti's »Lucia di Lammermoor«. In the spring of 2018 at the State Opera Wiesbaden he will sing the role of Leporello in a new production of Mozart's »Don Giovanni« and also the role of Hagen in the returning production of Richard Wagner’s »Götterdämmerung« and the role of Sarastro in Mozart's »The magic flut«.