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Biography

Tadas Girininkas was born in Lithuania, he has gained the master’s degree at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2009 (professor V. Prudnikovas).
 
The newest Tadas’ debut is the role of Enrico (Anna Bolena) at Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in September 2020. Among his recent debuts is role of Wurm (Luisa Miller) at the Essen Alto Theatre and Dolochow and Jacqueau in S. Prokofiev’s War and Peace, Oroveso (Norma), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte) and Bonzo (Madama Butterfly) at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, which he joined for the 2018/19 season.  His 2019/20 engagements include Mefistophele (Faust) and Ramfis (Aida) in St. Gallen. In 2018 he had the debut in Germany as Brogny in La Juive in Konstanz. His 2016/17 season was marked with his debut as Mefistophele(Faust) at Vilnius City Opera, also singing Cadmus and Somnus in G.F. Händel’s Semele and Oralto in A. Vivaldi’s La fida Ninfa.
 
In previous seasons, Mr. Girininkas sang Colline (La bohème), Alexander Feast (by Händel), Rocco (Fidelio), and Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) at Lithuanian National Opera. At Vilnius City Opera he sang Arkel (Peleas et Melisande) and Angelotti (Tosca). Here he also performs Ferrando (Trovatore), and he has sung the bass solo in C. Franck’s Les Béatitudes. His earlier remarkable debuts include Rocco (Fidelio), De Silva (Ernani) and Heinrich (Lohengrin) at Lithuanian National Opera and Maliuta Skuratov (Tsar’s Bride) at Kaunas State Musical Theatre.
 
Tadas’ repertoire includes main bass roles such as Zuniga (Carmen), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Zweiter Geharnischter (Zauberflöte), Johan (Werther), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Escamillo (Carmen) Capuletti (Roméo et Juliette), Wagner (Faust), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Attila (Attila), Coronte (L’Orfeo) and Seneca (L’incarnaione di Poppea).
 
In his quickly developing career Mr. Girininkas has worked with conductors such as James Gaffigan, J. Malwitz, Rolf Beck, Gianluca Marciano, José Cura, Marcello Mottadelli, Erki Pehk, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Modestas Pitrėnas or Robertas Šervenikas and such stage directors such as: Dalia Ibelhauptaitė, Jean-Claude Berutti, J. Schmidt, D. Herzog, Anželika Cholina, Andrejs Zagars, William Relton, Teet Kask, Gianni Santucci, Oskaras Koršunovas, Csaba Kael or Gintaras Varnas and cooperated with numerous orchestras such as: Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga.
 
As oratorio singer he has sung Franck’s Les Beatitudes, Händel’s Alexander’s Feast, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Missa Brevis and Requiem by Mozart, G. Verdi’s Requiem, Messa di Gloria by Puccini, Schnitke’s Faust Cantate and War Requiem by B. Britten among others.
 
Girininkas is Opera Soloist of the Year 2013 in Lithuania and was twice (2014 and 2021) awarded with the Golden Stage Cross (the highest theater award in Lithuania).