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 R. Wagner’s Lohengrin and De Silva in G. Verdi’s 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. As a soloist of the Vilnius City Opera, he has also performed Ferrando in G. Verdi’s Il trovatore, Mustafa in G. Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, the bass solo part in C. Franck’s Les Béatitudes, Mefistophele in Ch. Gounod’s Faust, the parts of Cadmus and Somnus in G. F. Händel’s Semele and Oralto in A. Vivaldi’s La fida ninfa.
In the 2017/2018 season Mr. Girininkas has performed Mefistophele in Faust and Ferrando in Il trovatore and Don Alfonso in W. A. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte at the Vilnius City Opera. In June 2018 he debuted at the Konstanz Philharmonic, with the part of Cardinal de Brogni in a new production of J. V. Halévy’s La Juive. His roles in the 2018/2019 season, as a soloist of the Staatstheater Nürnberg, are Dolochow and Jacqueau in S. Prokofiev’s War and Peace, Bartolo in G. Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte.
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.
Updated March 2019
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L.v. Beethoven, Fidelio, Rocco
V. Bellini, Norma, Oroveso
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
J. Halevy, La Juive, Brogni
G. F. Händel, Semele, Cadmus, Somnus
J. Massenet, Werther, La Bailli, 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
S. Prokofiev, War and Peace, Dolochow, Jacqueau
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
C. Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila, Abimelech, Old Hebrew
P. Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Gremin, Commander, Zaretski
P. Tchaikovsky,Queen of Spades, Surin
G. Verdi, Ernani, De Silva
G. Verdi, Attila, Attila
G. Verdi, Il trovatore, Ferrando
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Sparafucile
G. Verdi, Otello, Lodovico
A. Vivaldi, La fida ninfa, Oralto
R. Wagner, Lohengrin, Heinrich