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Hibla Gerzmava

Soprano

Biography

Hibla Gerzmava in action.
Hibla Gerzmava as Amelia Grimaldi in Simon Boccanegra © ROH / Clive Barda 2013

Soprano Hibla Gerzmava made her Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and has since sung Mimì (La bohème), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra). In the 2016/17 Season she returns to sing Liù (Turandot).

Gerzmava was born in Pitsunda, Abkhazia. She studied at the Moscow Conservatory and won the Grand Prix of the Tenth Tchaikovsky Competition. She is a member of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, Moscow, where her repertory includes Lucia di Lammermoor, Donna Anna, Cherubini’s Medea, the four heroines (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Violetta (La traviata) and Mimì. Her other operatic appearances include Liù, Donna Anna, Desdemona (Otello), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Mimì for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Mimì for Bavarian State Opera, Violetta for the Bolshoi Theatre, Donna Anna for Vienna State Opera, Anna Bolena for La Scala, Milan, and Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) for Paris Opéra and Vienna State Opera.

Gerzmava has toured as a recitalist in Europe, the USA and Japan and performs widely in concert around the world. Her discography includes several CDs and a DVD of La bohème.

News and features

Cast change: Hibla Gerzmava to sing in <em>Turandot</em> on 5, 9, 12, 15 July 2017

Cast change: Hibla Gerzmava to sing in Turandot on 5, 9, 12, 15 July 2017

18 April 2017

Soprano replaces Dinara Alieva singing the role of Liù in Puccini's opera.

Your reaction: Simon Boccanegra

Your reaction: Simon Boccanegra

28 June 2013

A selection of audience tweets from the first night of Elijah Moshinsky's production of Verdi's political thriller.

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