All eyes were drawn to Justina Gringyte as Carmen, the star turn of the show, whose magnetic stage presence turned sultry, spitting-angry, vulnerable and passionate as she tore into her arias with a vengeance and astonishing vocal verve.
2015 International Opera Awards Young Singer of the Year, Lithuanian mezzo soprano Justina Gringytė, is hailed for her “knockout technique” (The Times). She captivated the classical press in the title role of Carmen for both English National Opera and Scottish Opera. With a voice that is; “Steel clad, hotly phrased, superbly controlled” (The Guardian), she “commands the stage, alternately spitting out or sliding deliciously around in her vocal lines, imperious one minute and fragile the next.” (The Scotsman).
The Justina Gringytė Charity Foundation
On 1st June 2016, Justina launched a charity foundation in aid of young musicians.
“To be a talented musician is a gift, but to develop that talent requires dedication, discipline and funds. This is why I was compelled to create this foundation; so that musically gifted children can be assisted financially to further their education and fulfil their potential.” – Justina Gringytė