Nino Machaidze was born in Tbilisi in Georgia in 1983 and is a graduate of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In 2007 she appeared at La Scala as Marie in Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment. These performances, plus her debut at the Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma in the same role, launched her international career. In the summer of 2008 Machaidze made a sensational debut at the Salzburg Festival as Juliette in the new production of Romeo et Juliette starring Rolando Villazon. She has since been invited for significant debuts all over the world.
Nino Machaidze completed her vocal studies in Tbilsi, Goergia and appeared at the Paliashvili Theater as Gilda, Norina in Don Pasquale and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. First Prize Winner in the Leyla Gencer Vocal Competition in Istanbul, she entered the Accademia of the Scala in 2005. Her roles in the 2007/2008 season at La Scala included Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte, Silvia in Ascanio in Alba, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi under Riccardo Chailly and Musetta in La Boheme. She made her first appearances as first Amina in La Sonnambula at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa under Daniel
In the fall of 2008 Machaidze debuted at the Teatro Regio in Parma as Gilda in Rigoletto. She sang her first Elvira in I Puritani at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna in January of 2009 opposite Juan Diego Florez ,followed by her her debut at the Teatro la Fenice in Romeo et Juliette. In April of 2009 was Machaidze's first Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Theatre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels. In July of 2009 Vienna debut as Fiorilla in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia at the Theater an der Wien. In September of 2008 North American debut at the Los Angeles Opera as Adina in L’Elisir D’Amore opposite Rolando Villazon. These performances will mark her debut in the role. after new production of L’Elisir D’Amore at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich , to be followed by her debuts at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona in La Fille du Regiment and at the El Palau de la Reina Sofia in Valencia as Lucia. Machaidze will debut at the Berlin State Opera as Adina and in the spring of 2010 Machaidze will embark on her first solo tour of concerts in Germany Future projects include her debut at the Royal Opera House, Coivent Garden in Romeo et Juliette and La Fille du Regiment at the and her debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera in Rigoletto, Le Comte Ory and La Fille du Regiment. in Opera Bastille in Rigoletto. She will return to the Teatro Alla Scala for L’Elisir D’Amore, Romeo et Juliette and Rigoletto. at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Turco in Italia.
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