Tadas Girininkas

Tadas Girininkas


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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 JuiveGian Francesco, 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


Tadas Girininkas was born in Lithuania, he has gained the master degree at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2009 (professor V. Prudnikovas).

His 2016/17 season is marked with his debut of Mefistophele in Ch. Gounod’s “Faust” at Vilnius City Opera, also singing Cadmus and Somnus in G.F. Händel’s “Semele” and Oralto in A. Vivaldi’s “La fida Ninfa”.

During previous seasons Tadas sung Colline in new production of La boheme at Lithuanian National Opera where he will also sings Alexander Feast (Händel), Rocco (Fidelio), Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro). At Vilnius City Opera he has done roles of Arkel (Peleas et Melisande by Debussy) and Angelotti (Tosca). Here he also performs Ferrando (Trovatore), has sung bass solo in C. Franck’s Les Béatitudes. His future plans include and Mustafa (Italiana in Algeri).

His earlier remarkable debuts include Rocco (Fidelio), De Silva/Ernani and Heinrich/Lohengrin at Lithuanian National Opera,Colline/La Boheme at Vilnius City Opera, Maliuta Skuratov/Tsar’s Bride at Kaunas State Musical Theatre.

Tadas’ repertoire includes main bass roles such as Zuniga/Carmen, Sparafucile/Rigoletto (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre), Zweiter Geharnischter/Zauberflote, Johan/Werther, Commander, Zarecky/Eugene Onegin, Geronte di Revoir/Manon Lescaut, Don Alfonso/Cosi fan tutte (Vilnius City Opera), Escamillo/Carmen, Tristan/Martha, Capuletti/Roméo et Juliette, Wagner/Faust, Raimondo/Lucia di Lammermoor, Attila/Attila (Kaunas State Musical Theatre), Coronte/L’Orfeo (C. Monteverdi), Seneca/L’incarnaione di Poppea, Simone/Gianni Schicchi (Klaipėda State Musical Theatre).

In his quickly evaluating career Girininkas has worked with conductors such as R. Beck, G. Marciano, J. Cura, M. Mottadelli, E. Pehk, G. Rinkevičius, M. Pitrėnas, R. Šervenikas and others.

Stage directors as D. Ibelhauptaitė, J.C. Berutti, A.Cholina, A. Zagars, W. Relton, T. Kask, G. Santucci, O. Koršunovas, C. Kael, G. Varnas,
Tadas Girininkas worked with Lucerne festival symphony orchestra, Aalborg symphony orchestra,
Budapest festival symphony orchestra, Lithuanian National symphony orchestra, Lithuanian State symphony orchestra, Kauna’s State symphony orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga and others

 As oratorio performer he has performed C. Franck’s “Les Beatitudes” , G.F. Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast”, J. Haydn’s “Die Jahreszeitein”, Grosse Messa c-moll, Missa Brevis and Requiem by W. A. Mozart, G. Verdi’s Requiem, Messa di Gloria by G. Puccini, A. Schnitke’s “Faust Cantate” and “War Requiem” by B. Britten.

Chamber music takes an important place in Tadas Girininkas artistic life. In recent years he actively performs with pianist Justas Šervenikas, with whom has been prepared vocal cycles of D. Shostakovich, D. Kabalevsky, M. Mussorgsky, H. Wolf and others.

Girininkas is Opera Soloist of the Year 2013 in Lithuania and recently was awarded with the Gold Stage Cross for the roles of Heinrich/Lohengrin and De Silva/Ernani

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Halévy: La Juive Gian Francesco, 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 theatre 2017
Puccini: La Bohème Colline 24 hours Lithuanian National Opera 2017
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande King Arkel 24 hours Vilnius City Opera 2017


Golden Stage cross
Lithuanian opera singer of the year