Edgaras Montvidas' performance as Anatol in Keith Warner's production of Barber’s Vanessa (2018 Glyndebourne Festival), with Jakub Hrůša and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, is nominated for the Opera Award. “Magnificent,”...MORE
The winners of the 2020 BBC Music Magazine Awards include Edgaras Montvidas who stars in Barber’s Vanessa - winner of the DVD Award - as Anatol, the caddish young man who...MORE
Last season Edgaras Montvidas enjoyed great success as Anatol in Glyndebourne’s Vanessa, which is nominated for best new production. November saw the worldwide press unanimously hail the first performances of...MORE
Tenor Edgaras Montvidas continues a tour of the Verdi Requiem with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner in November, performing in Lucerne, Vienna, Budapest, Munich, Luxembourg and Amsterdam. Later...MORE
“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.”
Lithuanian born tenor Edgaras Montvidas was educated in Vilnius before joining the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
- Don José Carmen– Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg
- Stewa Jenufa – Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden
- Grigori Boris Godunov – Opernhaus Zürich
- Pinkerton Madama Butterfly – Bregenzer Festspiele
- Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor – Semperoper Dresden
- Flamand Strauss Capriccio– La Monnaie, Brussels
- Szymanowski King Roger– Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sir Antonio Pappano and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome
- Alwa Lulu and title role in the world première of Egmont by Christian Jost, Teater an de Wien
Last season he made debuts at both the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg as Don José Carmen and at the Bregenzer Festspiele as Pinkerton Madam Butterfly, sang Boris in Katya Kabanová with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic conducted by Karina Canellakis and Monteverdi Madrigals in a ballet production at Opernhaus Zürich conducted by Riccardo Minasi. This season highlights include Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden Stewa Jenufa; Oslo Opera Lensky Eugene Onegin; Teater an de Wien Alwa Lulu and Stravinsky’s Perséphone with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
He recently performed the role of Grigori Boris Godunov in a new production by Barrie Kosky in his debut at Opernhaus Zürich and returned to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in the title role of La Clemenza di Tito. Other recent roles include Boris in Katya Kabanová for Staatsoper Hamburg and the title role in the world première of Egmont by Christian Jost at the Theater an der Wien. Edgaras has also sung 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 and Anatol in Barber Vanessa for Glyndebourne Festival. He has also appeared 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 Berliner Philharmoniker 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 a concert tour of Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Les Siècles, both conducted by 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 twice awarded the Theatre Award ‘The Golden Cross of the Stage’ in Lithuania.This biography should not be edited without permission from Maxine Robertson Management.