George Oniani (tenor) graduated from the Tbilisi State Conservatoire and continued his studies in Munich until 2003 when he was accepted at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
His first operatic engagements were at the Tbilisi State Theatre. Since 2008/2009 George Oniani is a member of the ensemble of the Theater Bonn and has appeared as a guest at the opera houses in Milan, Catania, Brescia, Cremona, Pavia, Como, Mantova, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Poznan, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna Volksoper, Kiel, Tallinn, Vilnius, Riga, Zagreb and the Festivals in Dalhalla, Macau, Toscana and Kazan.
In the meanwhile George Oniani’s repertoire consists of more than 40 leading roles such as Turiddu, Riccardo, Manrico, Rodolfo, Cavaradossi, Radames, Canio, Pinkerton, Don José, Pollione, Calaf, Laca (Jenufa), Boris (Katya Kabanova), Carlo VII (Giovanna d’Arco) etc.
In 2018/2019 George Oniani performs the role of Calaf at the Staatstheater Kassel, he sings Enzo Grimaldo (A. Ponchielli – La Gioconda) at the Theater Bonn, and Herman (P. Tchaikovsky – The Queen of Spades) in Heidenheim’s Opera Festival.