Valdis Jansons

Valdis Jansons

Baritone

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2017Gounod: FaustValentin
2017Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2017Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2017Wagner: TannhäuserWolfram Von Eschenbach
2017Verdi: Don CarloRodrigue
2016Verdi: Don CarloRodrigue
2016Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2016Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2016Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2016Verdi: MacbethMacbeth
2016Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2016Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perlesZurga
2016Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2015Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2015Britten: Billy BuddBilly Budd
2015Mascagni: L'Amico FritzDavid
2015Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
2015Verdi: Il TrovatoreCount di Luna
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2015Britten: Billy BuddMr Redburn
2015Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginEugene Onegin
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
2014Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2014Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2014Leoncavallo: PagliacciSilvio
2014Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaAlfio
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2014Dvořák: RusalkaHajny
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2014Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2014Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2014Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2013Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2013Orff: Carmina BuranaBaritone
2013Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaAlfio
2013Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2013Bizet: CarmenEscamillo
2013Verdi: Il TrovatoreIl Conte di Luna
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroConte d'Almaviva
2013Puccini: ToscaBaron Scarpia
2013Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraRenato
2012Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaAlfio
2012Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2012Verdi: RigolettoRigoletto
2012Gounod: Roméo et JulietteCapulet
2011Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2011Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2011Wagner: TannhäuserBiterolf
2010Puccini: Gianni SchicchiGianni Schicchi
2010Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2010Berg: Lulu (1935)Journalist
2009Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2009Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2009Puccini: TurandotPing
2008Rossini: Il viaggio a ReimsBarone Di Trombonok
2006Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2006Wolf-Ferrari: I Quatro RusteghiMaurizio
2006Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDon Alfonso
2006Mozart: La Finta SempliceDon Cassandro

Bio


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)
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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 Baron Scarpia Opéra de Tours 2017
Wagner: Tannhäuser Wolfram Von Eschenbach Latvian National Opera 2017
Verdi: Don Carlo Rodrigue Lithuanian National Opera And Ballet - Vilnius 2017