Paata Burchuladze

Opera singer Paata Burchuladze, 62, has been appointed Artistic director of the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russian media reported. His contract starts on 1 July, yet the bass will also continue to perform.

The Mikhailovsky Theatre is one of Russia’s oldest opera and ballet houses. It was founded in 1833 and is situated in a historical building on the Arts Square in St. Petersburg. It is named after Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia.

Paata Burchuladze, a native of Georgia, made his debut in his native Tbilisi in 1976, and then embarked on a 35-year-long musical career during which he made appearances at leading opera houses across Europe and the United States. In 2016 he started a short political career, founding the political party State for the People to challenge the incumbent Georgian Dream coalition government in the scheduled October 2016 parliamentary election, but his party failed to win a single seat.

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