“Montvidas, on the other hand seems perfect from the start... pleasing on the ear, and matched by touchingly earnest acting. His 'Una Furtiva Lagrima' is done with a rare gracefulness rather than showboating histrionics.”
Lithuanian born tenor Edgaras Montvidas was educated in Vilnius before joining the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
- Anatol Barber Vanessa; Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Lensky Eugene Onegin – Glyndebourne Festival Opera
- Belmonte; Lensky – Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
- Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor; Don Ottavio Don Giovanni – Semperoper Dresden
- Flamand Strauss Capriccio – La Monnaie, Brussels
- Title role Werther; Pinkerton Madama Butterfly – Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy
- Conrad Saint-Saëns Le timbre d’argent – Opéra Comique, Paris
- Szymanowski King Roger with Pappano in Rome and Dutoit for the Boston Symphony
Opera plans this season and beyond include the title role in Werther for Bergen National Opera; Boris Katya Kabanova for Hamburg Opera; Pinkerton Madama Butterfly for Opéra Nationale de Lorraine, Nancy as well as debuts at Zurich Opera and Scala.
Upcoming concert highlights include Verdi Requiem on tour with the Monteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner; Berlioz La Damnation de Faust with the Lithuania State Symphony Orchestra and Szymanowski Harnasie for the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle.
Past opera appearances include the title role in Werther for the Opéra Nationale de Lorraine, Nancy; Anatol in Barber Vanessa at Glyndebourne; Les Contes d’Hoffman in a new production by Barrie Kosky for Komische Oper Berlin; Flamand Capriccio for La Monnaie, Brussels; Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor for Semperoper Dresden and Ruggero La Rondine and Alfredo for Leipzig Opera as well as roles including Lensky Eugene Onegin and Belmonte for Bayerischer Staatsoper, Munich and Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He has also sung at English National Opera; Royal Opera Covent Garden; Cincinnati Opera; Santa Fe Opera; Dutch National Opera and Opera Comique Paris.
Concert highlights have included Fisherman Le Rossignol with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Pierre Boulez; Szymanowski King Roger, Fisherman and Ravel L’Enfant et les sortilèges with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Benjamin Godard Dante and Robert in Lalo La Jacquerie for Radio France; Szymanowski King Roger with Pappano for the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome and Gounod Le Tribut de Zamorra with the Munich Radio Orchestra (recorded for CD).
Recordings include Helios in Félicien David Herculaneum with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and Hervé Niquet; Marcomir in Saint-Saëns Les Barbares and Godard Dante.
Edgaras has been awarded the Lithuanian Order of Merit medal by President Dalia Grybauskaite; the Badge of Honour – ‘Carry You Light and Believe’ by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture and in 2009 was awarded the Theatre Award ‘The Gold Cross of the Stage’ in Lithuania for his performances as Werther.