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 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


Tadas Girininkas was born in Lithuania, he has gained the master’s degree at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2009 (professor V. Prudnikovas).   Tadas recently debuted in the role of Wurm (Luisa Miller) at the Essen Alto Theatre. In the 2018/2019 seasonhe joins the ensemble at Staatstheater Nürnberg, where he will debut as Dolochow and Jacqueau in S. Prokofiev’s “War and Peace”, will sing Oroveso (Norma), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte) and Bonzo (Madama Butterfly). His 2019/2020 engagements include Mefistophele (Faust) in St. Gallen.   In the summer of 2018, he had debut in Germany as Brogny in La Juive in Konstanz. His 2016/2017 season was marked with his debut as Mefistophele(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”.   In previous seasons Mr. Girininkas sang Colline (La boheme), Alexander Feast (Händel), Rocco (Fidelio), Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) at Lithuanian National Opera. At Vilnius City Opera he sang Arkel (Peleas et Melisande) and Angelotti (Tosca). Here he also performs Ferrando (Trovatore), has sung bass solo in C. Franck’s Les Béatitudes. His earlier remarkable debuts include Rocco (Fidelio), De Silva (Ernani) and Heinrich(Lohengrin) at Lithuanian National Opera and Maliuta Skuratov (Tsar’s Bride) at Kaunas State Musical Theatre.   Tadas’ repertoire includes main bass roles such as Zuniga (Carmen), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Zweiter Geharnischter (Zauberflöte), Johan (Werther), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Escamillo (Carmen) Capuletti(Roméo et Juliette), Wagner (Faust), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Attila (Attila), Coronte (L’Orfeo) and Seneca (L’incarnaione di Poppea).   In his quickly developing career Mr. Girininkas has worked with conductors such as James Gaffigan, J. Malwitz, Rolf Beck, Gianluca Marciano, José Cura, Marcello Mottadelli, Erki Pehk, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Modestas Pitrėnas or Robertas Šervenikas and such stage directors such as: Dalia Ibelhauptaitė, Jean-Claude Berutti, J. Schmidt, D. Herzog, 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.   As oratorio singer he has sung Franck’s “Les Beatitudes”, Händel’s “Alexander’s Feast”, Haydn’s “Die Jahreszeiten”, Missa Brevis and Requiem by Mozart, G. Verdi’s Requiem, Messa di Gloria by Puccini, Schnitke’s “Faust Cantate” and “War Requiem” by B. Britten among others.  
Girininkas is

Opera Soloist of the Year 2013

in Lithuania

and was recently awarded with the

Gold Stage Cross

for the roles of Heinrich and De Silva.
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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


Golden Stage cross
Lithuanian opera singer of the year