A Singers’ Rebellion At Georgia’s National Opera House

“[Alleging] absence of repertoire, corruption, nepotism and threats of unfair dismissal, world-famous Georgian opera singers such as Mzia Nioradze, Tamar Iveri, Nana Kavtarashvili, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Lado Ataneli, with members of the Tbilisi opera choir, are up in arms at the current situation in [the company] and have named their artistic director Davit Kintsurashvili ‘unprofessional’ for having only staged three operas in the two years of his leadership at [the Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater].”