Georgian bass Sulkhan Jaiani began studying music and singing at an early age. He graduated from the Revaz Lagidze Conservatoire in Batumi in 2002 and continued his studies at the University of Arts under Nodar Varshanidze, also in Batumi. Between 2012 and 2014, Jaiani studied at CNIPAL (Centre National d’Artistes Lyriques).
Mr. Jaiani’s engagements for the current 2015/16 season include Sparafucile in Rigoletto at Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris, Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra and Angelotti in Tosca at Batumi Opera House in Georgia, and Streltsy 2 in Khovanshchina at Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam.
Mr. Jaiani’s engagements from the 2014/15 season included Zuniga in Carmen at the Batumi Music Centre in Georgia, Rocco in Fidelio at Opera de Rennes in France, and Alvise Badoero in La Gioconda at Batumi Opera House. In the 2013/14 season, he performed Mozart’s Requiem at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France and sang Colline in La boheme at Festival Opus-Opera. Other roles in Jaiani’s expanding repertoire include Marchese in La Traviata, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and the title role in Don Pasquale.
Sulkhan Jaiani won the 4th Georgian Competition for Musical Artists in 2007, won First Prize in the Lado Ataneli Foundation Competition in 2010, and was awarded the insignia of Commander of the Georgian National Order of Dignity in 2013.