David Badridze

David BadridzeHe studied at Tiflis Conservatoire, passing with honours c1926. For c8 years, he sang at the Opera House at Tiflis; then at the Bolshoi Theatre until 1948; retired shortly afterwards. Repertoire included ‘Almaviva’, ‘Duke of Mantua’, ‘Faust’, ‘Lenski’, ‘Nadir’. His records are rarely found. Badridze became a well-respected vocal tutor throughout 1950s-1970s. He died in 1987.