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Tadas Girininkas, Lithuanian bass, graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in the class of Professor V. Prudnikovas with a Master’s degree in 2009. He has been named Lithuania’s Opera Soloist of the Year 2013 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 Fidelio, De Silva in Ernani, Heinrich in Lohengrin, Colline in La bohème, Bartolo in 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 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, Colline in La bohème and Angelotti in Tosca. Afterwards, already as a regular soloist of the Vilnius City Opera, he has also performed Ferrando in Il trovatore, Mustafa in L’Italiana in Algeri, the bass solo part in Les Béatitudes, Méphistophélès in Faust, the parts of Cadmus and Somnus in Semele and Oralto in La fida ninfa.

In the 2017/2018 season Mr. Girininkas has performed Mefistophele in Faust and Ferrando in Il trovatore and Don Alfonso in 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 La Juive. In the 2018/2019 season, the artist was engaged as as a soloist of the Staatstheater Nürnberg, where he performed such parts as Dolochow and Jacqueau in War and Peace, Oroveso in Norma and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte. The 2019/2020 season will be marked by the artist’s debut at the Theater St. Gallen as Méphistophélès in a premiere production of Faust.

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: Lutz de Veer, James Gaffigan, Rolf Beck, Gianluca Marciano, José Cura, Marcello Mottadelli, Erki Pehk, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Modestas Pitrėnas or Robertas Šervenikas and such stage directors as: Jens-Daniel Herzog, 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 June 2019
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Opera Repertoire

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