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Opera Soloists / Baritones

Eugenijus Chrebtovas



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. 

  




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