Edgaras Montvidas

Tenor

“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.”

Christian Merlin, Le Figaro

Lithuanian born tenor Edgaras Montvidas was educated in Vilnius before joining the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Highlights

  • Don José Carmen – Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg; Opéra de Lausanne; Theater Basel
  • Stewa Jenufa– Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden
  • Grigori Boris Godunov, Don José Carmen – Opernhaus Zürich
  • Title role in La Clemenza di Tito – Royal Opera Covent Garden and Royal Danish Opera
  • 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
  • Erik and Steuermann Der fliegende Holländer – Opera North

Biography

Highlights of the 2023-24 season include the title role in La Clemenza di Tito in his debut at Royal Danish Opera and his debut at Theater Basel as Don Jose in a new production of Carmen. As the Artistic Director…

Highlights of the 2023-24 season include the title role in La Clemenza di Tito in his debut at Royal Danish Opera and his debut at Theater Basel as Don Jose in a new production of Carmen. As the Artistic Director of the Pažaislis Festival in Lithuania, this season sees him appearing there singing Szymanowski King Roger, a work he has performed before with Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia. Further ahead he will make debuts at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra de Lausanne and with Opéra de Montréal, return to Theater Basel and, on the concert platform, perform a staged version of Schumann Dichterliebe at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

Last season Edgaras returned to the Teater an der Wien in a highly successful role debut as Alwa Lulu and other recent appearances include returning to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in the title role of La Clemenza di Tito; debuts at the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg as Don José Carmen; Bregenzer Festspiele as Pinkerton Madam Butterfly; Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden as Stewa Jenufa and Opernhaus Zürich as Grigori Boris Godunov in a new production by Barrie Kosky.

Other roles having included Boris in Katya Kabanová for Staatsoper Hamburg, also in concert with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic conducted by Karina Canellakis; the title role in the world première of Egmont by Christian Jost at the Theater an der Wien; Werther 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.

Edgaras also has a strong concert career, highlights being Szymanowski King Roger, Stravinsky Le Rossignol and Perséphone, and Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Le Rossignol with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Pierre Boulez; 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 Almanzor in Cherubini’s Les Abencérages with the Orfeo Orchestra; 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 Saint-Saëns Le timbre d’argent with Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth.

Edgaras has been awarded the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts 2022; Lithuanian Order of Merit medal by President Dalia Grybauskaite and has twice been awarded the Lithuanian Theatre Award ‘The Golden Cross of the Stage’ (2009 and 2022).

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