Edgaras Montvidas. Lithuanian-born tenor Edgaras Montvidas was educated in Vilnius.
His plans this season and beyond include Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni and Edgardo/Lucia di Lammermoor for Semperoper Dresden, Flamand/Capriccio for La Monnaie, Brussels, Alfred/Die Fledermaus for Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich; the title role in Werther for the Opéra national de Lorraine, Nancy; and his debut at the Opéra Comique singing Conrad in Saint-Saëns’s Le timbre d’argent.
In concert, he will sing Verdi’s Requiem with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Szymanowski’s King Roger with Pappano for the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome and Gounod’s Le Tribut de Zamora with the Munich Radio Orchestra.
Montvidas’s recent opera appearances include Lensky/Eugene Onegin and Belmonte for Bayerische Staatsoper and Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Belmonte for the Hamburg Opera and Dutch National Opera, with whom he has also sung Arbace/Idomeneo and Fisherman in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol; Nemorino for the English National Opera and Scottish Opera; Ruggero/La Rondine and Alfredo for the Leipzig Opera; Prunier/La Rondine for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Rinuccio/Gianni Schicchi for Cincinnati Opera; Les Contes d’Hoffmann in a new production by Barrie Kosky for Komische Oper Berlin, and Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni for Santa Fe Opera.
In concert he has sung Fisherman/Le Rossignol with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Pierre Boulez and Szymanowski’s King Roger, and Fisherman and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit.
Montvidas was awarded the Lithuanian Order of Merit medal by President Dalia Grybauskaite as well as the “Carry Your Light and Believe” Badge of Honour by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, and in 2009 was awarded the “Gold Cross of the Stage” Theatre Award in Lithuania for his performances as Werther.