Opera Soloists / Baritones
Eugenijus Chrebtovas completed studies of vocal performance at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (prof. Virgilijus Noreika’s class and Giedrė Kaukaitė‘s chamber singing class). In 2004 – 2006 he was a probationer at the Opera Studio of the LNOBT (prof. V. Noreika and V. Viržonis). E. Chrebtovas is a member of the crossover music band “El Fuego”.
E. Chrebtovas has successfully participated in numerous 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.
The baritone made his debut at the LNOBT in 2005 as Masalskis in B. Dvarionas’ opera “Dalia”. Other roles E. Chrebtovas prepared include Gremin and Zaretsky (P. Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”), Alminas (V. Klova’s “Pilėnai”), Don Basilio (G. Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”), Doctor and Baron Douphol (G. Verdi’s “La traviata”), etc.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.