Tadas Girininkas

Tadas Girininkas

Bass

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«The sonorous Lithuanian bass Tadas Girininkas makes much of little as Lodovico.»
http://seenandheard-international.com (2017)
«I was remarkably impressed with Tadas Girininkas, he really made the role his and I hope it is one I witness him repeating in the future.»
http://balticgems.blogspot.lt/2016/ (2017)
2018Halévy: La JuiveLe cardinal de Brogni
2017Puccini: Manon LescautGeronte di Ravoir
2017Handel: SemeleSomnus
2017Puccini: La BohèmeColline
2017Debussy: Pelléas et MélisandeKing Arkel
2017Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorRaimondo Bidebent
2017Gounod: FaustMéphistophélès
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyLo zio bonzo
2017Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Surin
2016Verdi: Il TrovatoreFerrando
2016Verdi: ErnaniRuy Gomez De Silva
2016Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's BrideMalyuta Skuratov
2016Puccini: ToscaCesare Angelotti
2016Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrince Gremin
2016Bizet: CarmenZuniga
2014Verdi: OtelloLodovico
2014Verdi: AttilaAttila
2014Verdi: RequiemBass
2013Verdi: RigolettoSparafucile

Bio

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. In the 2018/2019 season, as a soloist of the Staatstheater Nürnberg, he debuted as Dolochow and Jacqueau in S. Prokofiev’s War and Peace, he will debut as Bartolo in G. Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and perform 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.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Halévy: La Juive Le cardinal de Brogni 1 week 2018
Puccini: Manon Lescaut Geronte di Ravoir 24 hours Vilnius City Opera 2017
Handel: Semele Somnus 24 hours Lithuanian Baroque opera theatre 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Colline 24 hours Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre 2017
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande King Arkel 24 hours Vilnius City Opera 2017

Awards

Golden Stage cross
2017
Lithuanian opera singer of the year
2017