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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. 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).

On the opera stage; Ms Gringyte has performed Fenena in Nabucco with Welsh National Opera, Maddalena in Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House in London, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel for Vilnius City Opera. Ms Gringyte also performs regularly with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow where her performances include Maddalena in Rigoletto and Marguerite in La damnation de Faust. She has performed the role of Carmen to critical acclaim at several opera houses including; English National Opera, Teatro Massimo in Palermo and Sao Carlo in Lisbon.

Highlights from the 2015/16 season include Ms Gringyte debuts at Teatro Real in Madrid as Maddalena in Rigoletto and the Lithuanian National and Novosibirsk’s Opera and Ballet Theatres as Carmen. Other highlights include Marguerite in La damnation de Faust at the Bolshoi Theatre and Meg Page in a concert performance of Falstaff with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner.

Engagements for the 2016/17 season include; Carmen at the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlo in Lisbon and Teatro Massimo in Palermo and an innovative production of “e-Carmen” at Vilnius City Opera. In 2017 Ms Gringyte returns to the Bolshoi Theatre as Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust and in May she will perform Beethoven Symphony No.9 at the Royal Festival Orchestra with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach.

Looking ahead to the 2017/18 season, Ms Gringyte will perform the roles of Preziosilla and Curra in a new David Poutney production of La forza del destino with Welsh National Opera.

 

On the concert platform most recent highlights are semi-staged performances of Carmen in Moscow and St. Petersburg and Olga in Eugene Onegin, conducted by Mikhail Simonyan, a recital of Rachmaninov songs with Julius Drake in Antwerp, a Wigmore Hall recital with Iain Burnside, Kaled in Le Roi de Lahore and Dulcinee in Don Quichotte with Chelsea Opera Group under the baton of Renato Balsadonna; Verdi’s Requiem with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra under Gintaras Rinkevicius at the Pažaislis Music Festival.

Ms Gringyte’s debut recording; ‘The Complete Rachmaninov Songs’, with pianist Iain Burnside on Delphian, was shortlisted for the 2014 Gramophone Awards.

Following her initial voice studies at Lithuania’s Academy of Music and Theatre, Ms Gringyte joined the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and London’s National Opera Studio. She studies with Buddug Verona James. Ms Gringyte is a former Samling and Jette Parker Young Artist.

About


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. 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).

On the opera stage; Ms Gringyte has performed Fenena in Nabucco with Welsh National Opera, Maddalena in Rigoletto at the Royal Opera House in London, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel for Vilnius City Opera. Ms Gringyte also performs regularly with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow where her performances include Maddalena in Rigoletto and Marguerite in La damnation de Faust. She has performed the role of Carmen to critical acclaim at several opera houses including; English National Opera, Teatro Massimo in Palermo and Sao Carlo in Lisbon.

Highlights from the 2015/16 season include Ms Gringyte debuts at Teatro Real in Madrid as Maddalena in Rigoletto and the Lithuanian National and Novosibirsk’s Opera and Ballet Theatres as Carmen. Other highlights include Marguerite in La damnation de Faust at the Bolshoi Theatre and Meg Page in a concert performance of Falstaff with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner.

Engagements for the 2016/17 season include; Carmen at the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlo in Lisbon and Teatro Massimo in Palermo and an innovative production of “e-Carmen” at Vilnius City Opera. In 2017 Ms Gringyte returns to the Bolshoi Theatre as Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust and in May she will perform Beethoven Symphony No.9 at the Royal Festival Orchestra with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach.

Looking ahead to the 2017/18 season, Ms Gringyte will perform the roles of Preziosilla and Curra in a new David Poutney production of La forza del destino with Welsh National Opera.

On the concert platform most recent highlights are semi-staged performances of Carmen in Moscow and St. Petersburg and Olga in Eugene Onegin, conducted by Mikhail Simonyan, a recital of Rachmaninov songs with Julius Drake in Antwerp, a Wigmore Hall recital with Iain Burnside, Kaled in Le Roi de Lahore and Dulcinee in Don Quichotte with Chelsea Opera Group under the baton of Renato Balsadonna; Verdi’s Requiem with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra under Gintaras Rinkevicius at the Pažaislis Music Festival.

Ms Gringyte’s debut recording; ‘The Complete Rachmaninov Songs’, with pianist Iain Burnside on Delphian, was shortlisted for the 2014 Gramophone Awards.

Following her initial voice studies at Lithuania’s Academy of Music and Theatre, Ms Gringyte joined the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and London’s National Opera Studio. She studies with Buddug Verona James. Ms Gringyte is a former Samling and Jette Parker Young Artist.