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Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra / Gintaras Rinkevicius. 2017
“The Lithuanian tenor, Edgaras Montvidas, 'is’ Werther, as soon as he makes his entrance, both physically and vocally. The amber colour of his voice is immediately appealing, with a melancholy hue that attaches itself to the character, in both the power and the nuance.”
- Grigori Boris Godunov – Opernhaus Zürich
- Title role La Clemenza di Tito – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
- Pinkerton Madama Butterfly – Bregenzer Festspiele
- Anatol Barber Vanessa; Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Lensky Eugene Onegin– Glyndebourne Festival Opera
- Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor; Don Ottavio Don Giovanni– Semperoper Dresden
- Flamand Strauss Capriccio– La Monnaie, Brussels
- Szymanowski King Roger– La Scala, Milan & Boston Symphony Orchestra
Lithuanian born tenor Edgaras Montvidas was educated in Vilnius before joining the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
This season Edgaras appears as Lensky Eugene Onegin at Den Norske Opera; sings Monteverdi Madrigals in a ballet production at Opernhaus Zürich conducted by Riccardo Minasi; Boris in Katya Kabanova with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic conducted by Karina Canellakis; and makes his debut at both the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg as Don José Carmen and at the Bregenzer Festspiele as Pinkerton Madam Butterfly. Looking ahead he sings Chausson Poème de l’amour et de la mer with Sinfonieorchester St Gallen and Stravinsky Perséphone with Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Adès.
Recent highlights have included his highly successful debut at Opernhaus Zürich in the role of Grigori Boris Godunov in a new production by Barrie Kosky and his return to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in the title role La Clemenza di Tito; Boris in Katya Kabanova for Staatsoper Hamburg and the title role in the world premiere of Egmont by Christian Jost at the Theater an der Wien, as well as a concert tour of Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth.
Past opera highlights include Werther and Pinkerton Madame Butterfly for Opéra Nationale de Lorraine, Nancy; Les contes d’Hoffmann for Komische Oper Berlin; Flamand Capriccio for La Monnaie, Brussels; Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor for Semperoper Dresden; as well as Lensky Eugene Onegin and Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and Glyndebourne Festival where he more recently appeared as Anatol in Barber Vanessa. He has also sung at Santa Fe Opera; Dutch National Opera; Opéra Comique Paris; Grand Théâtre de Genêve; Oper Frankfurt; Opéra Nationale de Lyon and Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Concert highlights have included Stravinsky Le Rossignol with the Berlin Philharmonic and Pierre Boulez; Szymanowski King Roger, Le Rossignol and Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit; Szymanowski King Roger with Sir Antonio Pappano for the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome; Verdi Requiem on tour with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Szymanowski Harnasie with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle; and Ravel L’heure espagnole with the LSO and François-Xavier Roth.
Recordings include Hélios in Félicien David’s Herculanum with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and Hervé Niquet; Marcomir in Saint-Saëns Les barbares, Gounod Le tribut de Zamora and Godard Dante with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and, in August 2020, Saint-Saëns Le timbre d’argent with Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth.
Edgaras has been awarded the Lithuanian Order of Merit medal by President Dalia Grybauskaite; the Badge of Honour – ‘Carry Your Light and Believe’ by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture and in 2009 was awarded the Theatre Award ‘The Golden Cross of the Stage’ in Lithuania for his performances as Werther.
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