Opera Soloists / Baritones

Eugenijus Chrebtovas

Eugenijus Chrebtovas was born in the Donetsk Oblast of Ukraine. In 2004-2006 he participated in the Opera Studio programme (with prof. V. Noreika and V. Viržonis) of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2009 he completed his MA in Vocal Performance at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

The soloist has successfully participated in international and republican singing competitions: he won 3rd prize at the Z. Paulauskas Competition (2001), became a laureate of the Stasys Baras Competition, won a diploma at the Z. Paulauskas Competition (2002) and was bestowed the 1st prize in the same competition in 2003. In 2010 E. Chrebtovas became a laureate of the F. Chaliapin’s singing competition “Golosa nad Pliosom” and in 2012 won the 1st prize in Tiit Kuzik’s singing competition (Estonia).

From 2012 to 2014 E. Chrebtovas was a soloist with the Kaunas State Musical Theatre. He made his debut with the role of Falke in J. Strauss’ operetta “Die Fledermaus”, and in 2012 also created the role of Homonay in J. Strauss’ operetta “Der Zigeunerbaron”).

In 2017 E. Chrebtovas made his debut on the stage of the Estonian National Opera with the principal role of Figaro in W. A. Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”. Here he also sang Enrico in G. Donizetti’s opera “Lucia di Lammermoor”.

The soloist is constantly improving his professional skills in various masterclasses (of prof. V. Prudnikovas, J. Fisher, G. Cecchele, G. Bandzinaitė, P. de Napoli). E. Chrebtovas often performs at the Latvian National Opera and Theatre Vanemuine in Tartu, collaborates with conductors P. Vallet., C. Diederich, P. Magi, G. Bisanti, G. Marciano, D. Vlasenko, M. Pitrėnas, G. Rinkevičius, R. Šervenikas, V. Lukočius, M. Staškus, J. Geniušas. He participated in all concerts organized by the Opera Studio of the LNOBT.

In 2013 E. Chrebtovas made his debut at the LNOBT as Onegin in P. Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin”. Since 2015 he has been the soloist with the opera company of the LNOBT. His current repertoire includes Rodrigo in G. Verdi’s “Don Carlo”, Lescaut in J. Massenet’s “Manon”, Marcello in G. Puccini’s “La Boheme”. In 2014 E. Chrebtovas created the role of Don Carlo in G. Verdi’s “Ernani”, and also sang Escamillo in G. Bizet’s “Carmen” and Count Almaviva in W. A. Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”.

In 2015 E. Chrebtovas participated in LNOBT’s tour at the Israeli opera in Tel Aviv – he performed the role of Count Almaviva in W. A. Mozart’s opera “Le nozze di Figaro”.

Repertoire includes:
Count Almaviva (W. A. Mozart “Le nozze di Figaro”)
Escamillo (G. Bizet “Carmen”)
Don Pizarro (L. van Beethoven “Fidelio”)
Lescaut (J. Massenet “Manon Lescaut”)
Don Carlo (G. Verdi “Ernani”)
Onegin (P. Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin”)
Marcello (G. Puccini “La boheme”)
Rodrigo (G. Verdi “Don Carlo”), etc.

Arūnas Malikėnas

Arūnas Malikėnas (b. 1958) started his early singing career at the famous “Ąžuoliukas” boys choire. In 1985 he graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (prof. V. Noreika‘s class) and immediately became a soloist with the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Mr. Malikėnas also performs in many symphonies and oratorios, including G. F. Handel’s “Samson” (1985 in Saint Petersburg), C. Orff “Carmina Burana”, J. Brahms “A German Requiem“, L. van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 9, G. Puccini‘s “Messa di Gloria”, G. Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, D. Kablevsky‘s “Requiem” and others.

In 2010 he received an “Operos Švyturiai“ Award for his masterly performances of secondary roles in different operas.

Together with the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre Mr. Malikėnas performed at the G. Verdi Festival in Le Roncole, Italy (1992), in Holland (1993, 1994, 1995) and at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland (1993; the role of Enrico in G. Donizetti‘s “Lucia di Lammermoor”). The soloist also gave concerts in Austria, South America and the USA, Canada, Russia, Italy and elsewhere.

Since 1992 Mr. Malikėnas has been teaching at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Repertoire includes:
Caspar (G. Donizetti "Rita“)

Germont, Barone Douphol (G. Verdi „Traviata“)
Silvano (G. Verdi "Un ballo in maschera“),  
Melitone (G. Verdi "La forza del destino“),
Gianni Schicchi (G. Puccini "Gianni Schicchi“),
Yamadori (G. Puccini "Madama Butterfly“),
Ping (G. Puccini "Turandot“)
Tobias Mill (G. Rossini "La cambiale di matrimonio“),
Figaro (G. Rossini "Il barbiere di Siviglia“)
Enrico (G. Donizetti "Lucia di Lammermoor“)
Dulcamara (G.Donizetti "L'elisir d'amore“)
Vitoldo (A. Ponchielli "I Lituani“)
Valentin (Ch. Gounod "Faust“)
Ruggero (F. Halevy "La Juive“)
Dancairo, Morales (G. Bizet "Carmen“)
Count Almaviva (W. A. Mozart "Le nozze di Figaro“)
Monostatos (W. A. Mozart "The Magic Flute“)  
Kagler (J. Strauss "Wiener Blut“)
Maršalka (B. Kutavičius "The Bear“)
Drunkard (B. Dvarionas "Dalia“)
The Cat (J. Gaižauskas "Burattino“)
Priest (M. Petrauskas „Birutė“)
Citizen of Pilėnai (V. Klova "Pilėnai“)
Businessman (R. Portman "The Little Prince“)
Shchelkalov, Varlaam (M. Mussorgsky "Boris Godunov“)
Beadle Bamford (S.Sondheim "Sweeney Todd“)
Maximilian (L. Bernstein "Candide")
Falke (J. Strauss „Die Fledermaus"),

Nobleman of Brabant (R. Wagner "Lohengrin") etc. 


Dainius Stumbras

In 1989-1994 Mr. Stumbras studied Chorus Conducting at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, in 2000 received his MA Diploma in Vocal Performance (class of prof. Vytautas Juozapaitis). In 1989 he won 1st Pize at the Republican Competition of Conductors. As an opera soloist, he made his debut at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2000 with the role of Giorgio Germont in G. Verdi's "La Traviata". 

In 2002 Mr. Stumbras received an "Operos Švyturiai" Award as Opera Hope of the Year, three years later was awarded an "Operos Švyturiai" Award as Male Opera Soloist of the Year.

In 2002 he made his debut at Latvian National Opera, 2003 – Estonian National Opera, 2004 – 2005 – Lithuanian Opera Company inChicago, 2004 Krakow’s Opera, 2005 – The Bolshoi Theatre inMoscow, Tbilisi Opera, Macedonian National Opera. Dainius Stumbras has collaborated with such conductors as G. Rinkevičius, J. Domarkas, S. Sondeckis, J. Aleksa, A.Vedernikov, V.Viržonis, M. Staškus, D. Katkus, J. Geniušas, V.Lukočius, V.Gionenvein, J. Alperten, A. Nelsons, A. Kanonici, A. Strasinsky, K. Zender, K. Rici Brinjoli, etc.

Mr. Stumbras has toured Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Belarus, Russia, Slovenia, Estonia, USA, Macedonia, Georgia, Latvia and elsewhere. 

Repertoire includes:
Giorgio Germont (G. Verdi "La Traviata“)
Conte di Luna (G. Verdi "Il trovatore“)
Nabucco (G. Verdi "Nabucco“ )
Renato (G. Verdi "Un ballo in maschera“)
Amonasro (G. Verdi "Aida”)
Don Carlo di Vargas (G. Verdi "La forza del destino“)
Rigoletto (G. Verdi "Rigoletto“)
Enrico (G. Donizetti "Lucia di Lammermoor”)
Alfio (P. Mascagni "Cavaleria rusticana“)
Tomsky, Jeletsky (P. Čaikovskis "The Queen of Spades“)
Eskamillo (G. Bizet "Carmen“)
Radvila (B. Dvarionas „Dalia“)  
Ford (G. Verdi "Falstaff“) 
Tonio (R. Leoncavallo "Pagliacci“) 
Sharpless (G. Puccini "Madama Butterfly“)
Sweeney Todd (S. Sondheim "Sweeney Todd“)
Marcello (G. Puccini "La Boheme")
Pappageno (W. A. Mozart "The Magic Flute“)
Ruprecht (S. Prokofjev "Fiery Angel“)
Lescaut (G. Puccini "Manon Lescaut")
Ezio (G. Verdi "Attila“)
Belcore (G. Donizetti "L'Elisir d'amore“)
Arnoldo (A. Ponchielli "I Lituani“)
Count Almaviva (W. A. Mozart "Le nozze di Figaro“)
Iago (G. Verdi "Otello”),
Onegin (P. Tchaikovsky „Eugene Onegin")
Friedrich of Telramund (R. Wagner "Lohengrin") etc.