Maria Katzarava will debut in the Gran Teatre del Liceu from Barcelona on 27 January singing Desdemona, the female lead of the opera Otello, from Giuseppe Verdi. Mexican young Georgian soprano reaches the Catalan coliseum after his recent acclaimed debut Spanish Il Duca d'Alba in the Campoamor Theater of Oviedo where he caused a sensation with his talent and temperament scenic, It is hailed by critics as "a revelation". His high school debut - replacing Carmen Giannattasio- will keep it linked to the Verdi repertoire, as it will join Otello's rehearsals days after La Traviata debuted in Italy at the closing of the season at the Teatro Verdi in Padua. “I am very excited about this Desdemona at the Liceu, since it is a great ideal role to sing for the first time in this theater of so much tradition. further, Barcelona is my adopted city, since I have lived there for almost two years ", said the singer, who will also play the Shakespearean character on days 31 January 4 Y 5 February.
Katzarava won in 2008 the First Prize of the Operalia contest, founded and chaired by Placido Domingo and has been imposing his art on large stages such as the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London, La Scala in Milan or the Grand Théâtre in Geneva. Among other commitments, Maria Katzarava will be Micaëla (Carmen, Bizet) at the Teatro Communale in Bologna, will travel to Moscow with the company of the Maggio Musicale of Florence under the direction of Zubin Mehta and will play Margherite (Faust, Gounod) in the Grand Theater of Lausana (Switzerland).