Khatouna Gadelia studied at the Conservatories in Saint Petersburg and Paris. She started taking part in opera productions (Eötvös’ Le Balcon, Britten’s Let’s Make an Opera) as well as some concerts (Bach’s B-Mass, Saint John’s Passion at La Cité de la Musique in Paris, conducted by Kurt Masur).
In the past recent seasons, she was heard at the Glyndebourne Festival (L’Enfant from L’Enfant et les Sortilèges – DVD), at the Teatro Real in Madrid (Barbarina from Le Nozze di Figaro), at the Barbican Centre in London and at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris (Yniold from Pelléas et Mélisande), at the Opera di Roma (L’Enfant), in Tokyo (Yniold), in Amsterdam (Valletto and Virtù from L’Incoronazione di Poppea).
In France, she sang at the Théâtre du Châtelet (The Bride from Noces by Stravinsky), in Toulouse (Amore and Venere from L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Javotte from Manon, Gianetta from L’Elisir d’Amore, Barbarina, Sandmännchen and Taumännchen from Hänsel und Gretel, Bacchis from La Belle Hélène), in Besançon (Despina from Cosí Fan Tutte and Sofia from Il Signor Bruschino), in Nancy (Barbarina, The Bride, The Second Nymph from Rusalka), in Caen (Barbarina), in Lille and Dijon (Valletto and Virtù), in Bordeaux (Zerlina from Don Giovanni, Barbarina, Amore from L’Incoronazione di Poppea), in Saint-Etienne (Mimì from La Bohème), in Strasbourg (L’Apprentie, La Plieuse, La Petite Chiffonnière from Louise by Charpentier), in Nice (Xenia from Boris Godounov, Yniold), during the summer tour of the French Open-Air Opera Festival (Pamina from Die Zauberflöte), at the Souston Festival (Mimì) and in Angers-Nantes (Lidunka from Smetana’s The Two Widows).
She sang under the baton of such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Louis Langrée, Kazushi Ono, Jérémie Rhorer, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Christophe Rousset, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Emmanuelle Haïm…
In the concert field, she sang in Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Haendel’s Messiah in Brest, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater Salle Cortot in Paris, Mozart’s Requiem with the Orchestre de Pau, a concert version of Fauré’s Pénélope at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Mélantho), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Orchestre de Montpellier and Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Orchestre de Paris.
During season 2015-2016, she takes over L’Enfant from L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (concert version) with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, then in a staged version in Montpellier (together with L’Hirondelle Inattendue by Laks). In Montpellier, she also takes part in the productions of Puccini’s Il Tabarro and Kurt Weill’s Royal Palace. She will be back to the Teatro Real in Madrid to sing one of the Blumenmädchen in Parsifal.