2012 - laureate of the Lado Ataneli International Vocal Competition (Tbilisi).
2017 - laureate of the XI Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers (1st prize; Saint-Petersburg).

Годердзи Джанелидзе


Born in Batumi (Georgia), Goderdzi studied piano and trumpet at the music school and choral conducting at the Batumi Z. Paliashvili Music College (2000-04). In 2015, he completed his vocal studies at the Vano Saradjishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire (teacher Professor Eldar Getsadze). In Conservatoire he sang the roles of Sarastro in Mozart`s Die Zauberflöte, Sparafucile in Verdi`s Rigoletto and Don Basilio in Rossini`s Il barbiere di Siviglia. In 2014, he has attended master-classes given by Renato Bruson and Brigitte Fassbaender.

In 2003-10, he joined the Adjarian Song and Dance State Company.
In 2007-10, he was a soloist with the Batumi Opera Studio, where sang Doctor Grenvil in Verdi’s La Traviata and Tsangala in Paliashvili’s Daisi.
In 2010-15 — a soloist with the State Academic Ensemble Rustavi of Georgian Folk Song and Dance.

In 2015-16, Goderdzi Janelidze joined the Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Program.
In 2017-18, he was soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.


At the Bolshoi Theatre:

The Third Actor, The Third Robber
(Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Mill-hand, Policeman, Officer (Shostakovich’s Katerina Izmailova)
Laura's Guest, A Monk (Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest)
Carlotto (Donizetti’s Don Pasquale)
Colline (Puccini’s La Boheme)
Doctor Grenvil (Verdi’s La Traviata)
A Monk (Verdi’s Don Carlo)
Innkeeper (Puccini’s Manon Lescaut)
Brander (Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust)
Konchak (Borodin’s Prince Igor)
Nikitich (Mussurgsky’s Boris Godunov)

Repertoire also includes:

(Paliashvili’s Daisi)
Don Basilio (Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Sarastro (Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte)
Zuniga (Bizet’s Carmen)
Sparafucile (Verdi’s Rigoletto)
Banco (Verdi’s Macbeth)
Creonte (Cherubini’s Médée)
Grandfather Frost (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Konchak (Borodin’s Prince Igor)
Bass solo in Rossini’s Stabat Mater


In 2016, Goderdzi Janelidze performed Banco (Verdi’s Macbeth) at the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus (Minsk) within the framework of the Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum.
He participated in Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Cherubini’s Médée (Creonte) at the Al Bustan International Festival of Music & Performing Arts (Beirut, Lebanon).
In July 2017, he debuted as Zaretsky and Captain in Eugene Onegin concert performance on the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company tour to Aix-en-Profence and Savonlinna Opera Festivals (conductor – Tugan Sokhiev).