Lithuanian bas, Tadas Girininkas, is an artist with a rich voice and an intriguing stage personality.
Tadas Girininkas, bass, graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre from the class of Professor V. Prudnikovas with a Master’s degree in 2009. He is Opera Soloist of the Year 2013 in Lithuania and has recently been awarded with the Gold Stage Cross for the roles of Heinrich in Lohengrin and De Silva in Ernani.
During previous seasons, Mr. Girininkas has sung the parts of Rocco in L.v. Beethoven’s Fidelio, De Silva in G. Verdi’s Ernani, Heinrich in R. Wagner’s Lohengrin, Colline in G. Puccini’s La bohème, Bartolo in W. A. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and the bass part in Alexander’s Feast by G. F. Händel at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. He also performed the part of Malyuta Skuratov in N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride at the Kaunas State Musical Theatre.
At the Vilnius City Opera Tadas Girininkas has done such roles as Arkel in Pelléas et Mélisande by C. Debussy, Colline in La bohème and Angelotti in Tosca by G. Verdi. Currently, as a soloist of the Vilnius City Opera, he also performs Ferrando in G. Verdi’s Il trovatore, Mustafa in G. Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri and the bass solo part in C. Franck’s Les Béatitudes.
The 2016/2017 season was marked with his debut as Mefistophele in Ch. Gounod’s Faust and performances in the parts of Cadmus and Somnus in G. F. Händel’s Semele and Oralto in A. Vivaldi’s La fida ninfa at the Vilnius City Opera. In the 2017/2018 season Mr. Girininkas has performed Mefistophele in Faust and Ferrando in Il trovatore at the Vilnius City Opera, where he will also appear as Don Alfonso in W. A. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. In June he will debut at the Konstanz Philharmonic, where he will perform Cardinal de Brogni in a new production of J. V. Halévy’s La Juive.
Chamber music takes an important place in his artistic life. In recent years he actively performed vocal cycles of D. Shostakovich, D. Kabalevsky, M. Mussorgsky, H. Wolf and others.
Tadas Girininkas has worked with such conductors as: James Gaffigan, Rolf Beck, Gianluca Marciano, José Cura, Marcello Mottadelli, Erki Pehk, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Modestas Pitrėnas or Robertas Šervenikas and such stage directors as: Dalia Ibelhauptaitė, Jean-Claude Berutti, Anželika Cholina, Andrejs Zagars, William Relton, Teet Kask, Gianni Santucci, Oskaras Koršunovas, Csaba Kael or Gintaras Varnas and cooperated with numerous orchestras such as: Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga.
L.v. Beethoven, Fidelio, Rocco
G. Bizet, Carmen, Zuniga
C. Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande, Arkel
G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor, Raimondo
F. v. Flotow, Martha, Sir Tristan Mickleford
Ch. Gounod, Faust, Wagner, Méphistophélès
Ch. Gounod, Roméo et Juliette, Count Capulet
G. F. Händel, Semele, Cadmus, Somnus
J. Massenet, Werther, Johann
C. Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Seneca
C. Monteverdi, L’Orfeo, Caronte
W. A. Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Don Alfonso
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Zweiter Geharnischter
W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, Bartolo
G. Puccini, Gianni Schicchi, Simone
G. Puccini, La bohème, Colline
G. Puccini, Manon Lescaut, Geronte di Revoir
G. Puccini, Tosca, Angelotti
N. Rimsky-Korsakov, The Tsar’s Bride, Malyuta Skuratov
G. Rossini, L’italiana in Algeri, Mustafa
P. Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Commander, Zaretski
G. Verdi, Ernani, De Silva
G. Verdi, Attila, Attila
G. Verdi, Il trovatore, Ferrando
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Sparafucile
A. Vivaldi, La fida ninfa, Oralto
R. Wagner, Lohengrin, Heinrich