Liudas Mikalauskas

Liudas Mikalauskas


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Liudas Mikalauskas was born in 1985 in Lithuania and is soloist in the ensemble at Kaunas State Musical Theatre. Besides that he has established himself at Lithuanian National Opera, as well as in all Lithuanian theatres of Opera as the leading bass of the new generation. He has currently sung roles in 15 productions, the most notable of them being Figaro in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor,Don Basilio and Bartolo in G. Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore,Mephistopheles in Ch. Gounod's Faust, Uberto in G.B. Pergolesi's La serva padrona, Davaina in G. Kuprevičius’ opera Queen Bona and Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Allready in demand as an oratorio soloist he has sung with many orchestras including Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and he performs regularly in Poland with the Warsaw National Opera Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Opera Symphony Orchestra, Katowice Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Sudecka Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. His oratorio repertoire includes J. S. Bach’s Johannes-Passion and Mass h-moll, Händel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Mozart’s Mass C-dur, Beethoven’s 9th, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Eliah, Dvorak Stabat Mater, Dvorak’s Te Deum, Faure’s Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem, Orff’s Triunfo di Afrodite and Penderecki’s Polish Requiem. In 2006, he was awarded the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture Prize for the Best Professional Art Debut in 2006 only at the age of 21 and in 2007 he took internship in the UK at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. In 2011, he completed his studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Kaunas Faculty, and at Vytautas Magnus University Music Academy. Still a very young bass he won prizes at 12 international singing competitions among them: 1st Adam Didur Opera Singers' International Competition (1st Prize, Poland), 8th International I. J. Jurjeva Contest (1st Prize, Estonia), and 2nd international singing contest “Window to Europe” (Grand Prix, Russia).
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