Born in Batumi (Georgia), Goderdzi studied piano and trumpet at the music school and choral conducting at the Batumi Z. Paliashvili Music College (2000-04). In 2015, he completed his vocal studies at the Vano Saradjishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire (teacher Professor Eldar Getsadze). In Conservatoire he sang the roles of Sarastro in Mozart`s Die Zauberflöte, Sparafucile in Verdi`s Rigoletto and Don Basilio in Rossini`s Il barbiere di Siviglia. In 2014, he has attended master-classes given by Renato Bruson and Brigitte Fassbaender.
In 2003-10, he joined the Adjarian Song and Dance State Company.
In 2007-10, he was a soloist with the Batumi Opera Studio, where sang Doctor Grenvil in Verdi`s La Traviata and Tsangala in Paliashvili`s Daisi.
In 2010-15 — a soloist with the State Academic Ensemble Rustavi of Georgian Folk Song and Dance.
In 2015-16, Goderdzi Janelidze joined the Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Program.
Since 2017, he has been soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.
At the Bolshoi Theatre:
The Third Actor, The Third Robber (Banevich`s The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Mill-hand, Policeman, Officer (Shostakovich`s Katerina Izmailova)
Laura's Guest, A Monk (Dargomyzhsky`s The Stone Guest)
Carlotto (Donizetti`s Don Pasquale)
Colline (Puccini`s La Boheme)
Doctor Grenvil (Verdi`s La Traviata)
A Monk (Verdi`s Don Carlo)
Innkeeper (Puccini`s Manon Lescaut)
Brander (Berlioz`s La Damnation de Faust)
Repertoire also includes:
Tsangala (Paliashvili`s Daisi)
Don Basilio (Rossini`s Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Sarastro (Mozart`s Die Zauberflöte)
Zuniga (Bizet`s Carmen)
Sparafucile (Verdi`s Rigoletto)
Banco (Verdi`s Macbeth)
Creonte (Cherubini`s Médée)
Grandfather Frost (Rimsky-Korsakov`s The Snow Maiden)
Konchak (Borodin`s Prince Igor)
Bass solo in Rossini`s Stabat Mater
In 2016, Goderdzi Janelidze performed Banco (Verdi`s Macbeth) at the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus (Minsk) within the framework of the Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum.
He participated in Rossini`s Stabat Mater and Cherubini`s Médée (Creonte) at the Al Bustan International Festival of Music & Performing Arts (Beirut, Lebanon).
In July 2017, he debuted as Zaretsky and Captain in Eugene Onegin concert performance on the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company tour to Aix-en-Profence and Savonlinna Opera Festivals (conductor – Tugan Sokhiev)