Finch'han dal vino (Mozart - Don
Cruda‚funesta smania (Donizetti
Valdis Jansons - Largo al Factot
Valdis Jansons - Di Provenza il mar, il suol... No, non udrai rimproveri
Valdis Jansons - Uzhel' ta samaja Tatjana (Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin) 12/2015
Valdis Jansons - Vy mne pisali... Kogda by zhizn' (Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin) 12/2015
Valdis Jansons - L'orage c'est calme...O, Nadir (Bizet - Les Pêcheurs de perles)
Valdis Jansons - O sainte medaille...Avant de quitter ces lieux (Gounod - Faust)
Valdis Jansons - Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Verdi - Rigoletto)
Latvian best-known baritone, Valdis Jansons, made his opera debut in 2004 under the direction of Antonello Allemandi. Winner of many international competitions (Giuseppe Di Stefano 2006, As.Li.Co. 2009 etc.), he has sung in more than 40 theaters all over the world. Among them: Teatro alla Scala in Berg' Lulu, directed by Peter Stein and conducted by Daniele Gatti in 2011; Teatro Carlo Felice di Genoa as Capulet in Romeo et Juliette, directed by Jean Louis Grinda and conducted by Fabio Luisi in 2012; Teatro Filarmonico di Verona,Teatro Regio di Parma; Sao Carlos Theater of Lisbon, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater, Theater an der Wien; Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Lincoln Center, NCPA in Beijing.
Among his last engagments (2013-2014) are: Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Il Conte di Luna in Verdi's Il Trovatore at Teatro Sao Carlos (Lisbon. Portugal), at San Carlo Theatre in Naples as a baritone soloist in Carmina Burana by Orff, at Teatro Belli in Spoleto as Scarpia in Tosca, at Teatro Goldoni di Livorno as Escamillo in Carmen by Bizet, at Monte-Carlo Opéra in Rusalka , Figaro at Carlo Felice Opera House in Genoa, then at Theatro Municipal in Rio De Janeiro (Brasil) as Escamillo in Carmen, again as Escamillo in Genoa.
Mr. Jansons soon will be heared in his hometown, at Latvian National Opera as Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor, then in next months will perform Silvio in I Pagliacci, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Don Giovanni in omonimous opera, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and again Escamillo in Carmen in theatres around Europe.Mr. Jansons has covered several times the opera "stars" (Leo Nucci as Rigoletto, Rolando Panerai and Juan Pons as Gianni Schicchi, Roberto Servile as Marcello in La Bohème ). Besides his opera career he often dedicates himself to chamber music specializing in the Russian repertory and neapoletan songs as well.
The following critics acclaimed him: "…Beautiful voice, great vocal line, stylistically focused already since the beginning of a "role-monster" for basses and baritones, considerable interpretation intentions in his varied and nuanced phrasing, as well as in the word articulation of a perfect and well marked Italian. All this added to his tallness and elegant gait, envisages him as an element that, after having successfully metabolized and having run in the role, will give a hard time to many 'prominent rivals.'… "Andrea Merli (Don Giovanni at National Opera of Macedonia, taken from the monthly magazine "L'Opera", June 2011) "The brightest ornament of the group was baritone Valdis Jansons, whose Henry was both elegant and memorable. Precisely this artist was the highlight of the performance and turned out to be the best amongst all others who came to Moscow this time around."Piotr Pospelov ( Lucia di Lammermoor at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow - Newspaper "Vedomosti" 12.02.2013)
CV & Repertoire
|Musical Work||Role||Jump-in ready?||Company||Year|
|Gounod: Faust||Valentin||Latvian National Opera||2017|
|Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor||Lord Enrico Ashton||Romanian National Opera||2017|
|Puccini: Tosca||Il Barone Scarpia||Opéra de Tours||2017|
|Wagner R.: Tannhäuser||Wolfram Von Eschenbach||Latvian National Opera||2017|
|Verdi: Don Carlo||Rodrigue||Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre||2017|