Edgaras Montvidas (tenor)

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

Lithuanian tenor Edgaras Montvidas was born in 1975 in Kybartai, Lithuania. In 2001 he graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (V. Noreika singing class). In 1999 he debuted at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (he performed the role of Arthur in G. Donizetti’s opera “Lucia di Lammermoor”). Since 2000 he has been singing in the Latvian National Opera. 2001-2003 he was a member of a Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Young Artists Programme. In 2004-2006 was a member of Oper Frankfurt ensemble.
Since then he appeared in a various opera houses and opera festivals in Europe including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Glyndebourne festival, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, Amsterdam, Berlin Komische Oper, Leipzig, Trieste, Opera National de Lyon, Opera National de Bordeaux, BBC Proms.

Opera roles include Alfredo (ROH Covent Garden, Glyndebourne on tour, Frankfurt, Ryga, Vilnius, Luxembourg, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Opera National de Lyon), Fenton Falstaff, Arminio Verdi’s I Masnadieri and Laertes Thomas’ Hamlet (ROH Covent Garden), Tebaldo I Capuleti e l Montecchi (Opera North), Belmonte Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Bayerische Staatsoper, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Trieste, Amsterdam, Berlin Komische Oper), Ottavio Don Giovanni, Macduff Macbeth and Des Grieux Manon (Frankfurt), Ferrando Cosi fan Tutte (Garsington Opera Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival in Barbican Center, London), Tamino (Vilnius, Frankfurt, Bordeaux), Almaviva (Riga), Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor (St.Gallen), Lensky Eugene Onegin (Glyndebourne festival, Riga and St.Gallen), Rodolfo La Boheme, Duca Rigoletto and Werther (Vilnius), The voice of the Forge in de Falla’s La Vida Breve, The Shepherd in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and the Young Lover in Puccini’s Il Tabarro (BBC Proms), Ruggero in La Rondine (Leipzig Opera), Nemorino (Scottish opera, Vilnius, English National Opera).
E. Montvidas is familiar with the chamber music and song genres. His chamber music evening programmes reveal the singers flawless sense of music and refined taste.

He sung with BBC Symphony, Scottish Chamber, Russian National, Netherlands Philharmonic, major Lithuanian and Latvian Orchestras, Gewandhaus Orchestra under Pappano, Carignani, Carydis, Saraste, Noseda, Kreizberg, Rinkevicius, Boer, Sondeckis, Pletnev, Kout, Epple.
In 2009 a British label Opus Arte has released a DVD of a Netherlands Opera productions Mozart’s Enfuhrung aus dem Serail where Edgaras Montvidas sings the role of Belmonte.

Future plans include Duke Rigoletto for Scottish Opera, Lensky for opera National de Lyon, the Fisherman in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Lyon and Amsterdam, Prunier La Rondine for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
In 2009 Edgaras was awarded the Theater award The Golden Cross of the Stage in Lithuania for the role of Werther.


Johann Sebastian Bach


Hector Berlioz

Te Deum

Cesar Franck

Les Béatitudes

Franz Liszt

Hungarian Coronation Mass, S 11

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Georg Philipp Telemann



Vincenzo Bellini

I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Tebaldo)

Gaetano Donizetti

L'elisir d'amore (Nemorino)

Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)

Jules Massenet


Manon (Des Grieux)

Manon (Des Grieux)

Werther (Title role)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Marriage of Figaro (Almaviva)


Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Belmonte)

Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Belmonte)

Don Giovanni (Ottavio)

Cosi fan Tutte (Ferrando)

Idomeneo (Arbace)

Giacomo Puccini

Manon Lescaut (Chevalier des Grieux)


La Bohème (Rodolfo)

La Bohème (Rodolfo)

La Rondine (Ruggero)

Gianni Schichi (Rinuccio)

Gioachino Rossini

Il viagio a Reims (Cavaliere Belfiore)

Igor Stravinsky


Le Rossignol (Fisherman)

Le Rossignol (Fisherman)

The Rake`s Progress (Tom Rakewell)

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin (Lensky)

Ambroise Thomas

Hamlet (Laertes)

Giuseppe Verdi


La Traviata (Alfredo)

La Traviata (Alfredo)

Il Trovatore (Ruiz, Gastone)

Macbeth (Macduff)


Rigoletto (Duke of Mantua)

Rigoletto (Duke of Mantua)

Falstaff (Fenton)

Otello (Cassio)

Nabucco (Ismaele)

Kurt Weill

Seven Deadly Sins

G. Puccini - Tosca - E lucevan le stelle

G. Verdi - La traviata - Parigi, o cara

Lilija Gubaidulina

W. A. Mozart aria and recitative from opera IDOMENEO.Christoph Willibald Gluck's French opera Iphigénie en Tauride

conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius

Edgaras Montvidas La Traviata, Opera de Lyon

G. Verdi "Ah, la paterna mano" Macduff's aria from Opera Macbeth

G. Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Duet

Elena Xanthoudakis - Adina

Edgaras Montivdas - Nemorino

STRAVINSKY The Rake`s progress, Scottish opera

The cast is a mixed bag, but Edgaras Montvidas`s handsome, jucy-toned Tom is one of the most convincing I have seen.

Hugh Canning, Sunday Times 25 March, 2012

But it`s hearbeat is that of the Lithuanian tenor who unihibitedly lives Tom`s infatuations, his pubescent sense of entitlment, his pride, his self-indulgence and derangent, veneral shame. To hear Stravinsky`s music sung with such a sense of line and color, such dash and elan, such opulence and intensity, is revelatory.

Anna Picard, The Independent, 25 March 2012

Montvidas and Page are outstanding. Montvidas dark-voiced and vulnerable: those moments when Stravinsky allows his emotions to penetrate the artifice are simply overwhelimng.

 Tim Ashley, The Guardian 18 March 2012

Vocally the Tom Rakewell of Lithuanian Edgaras Montvidas had much to offer, his sappy tenor catching nicely the character’s initial ebullience and optimism. A fast vibrato and fruity tone heightened the impress of an endearingly perky fellow genuinely keen to make his mark on society. But Montvidas was excellent also at suggesting Tom’s naivety and lack of worldly experience…

Opera Britannia, 21 March 2012

...Edgaras Montvidas shines as the smarmy, honey-voiced Duke.

Kate Molleson, The Guardian, 18 May, 2011


...a notably graceful account of Parmi veder le lagrime...everything he sang showed musical intelligence and good style.

Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 13 May, 2011

...Edgaras Montvidas’ virile, virulent Duke...Montvidas’ sex addict Duke, a man whose dissembling sweet talk disguises a sledgehammer seduction technique. His La donna é mobile is callous, lusty, lyrical and carefree, with a frustrated edge that borders on the psychopathetic

Sarah Urwin Jones, The Times, 13 May, 2011


...Edgaras Montvidas’ towering and manful portrayal of the Duke, superbly sung and every bit the lucky survivor.

Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman, 14 May, 2011

TSCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin, Opéra de Lyon
The Lithuanian tenor Edgaras Montvidas gave Lensky youthful charm and a suave voice…

Erna Metdepenninghen, Opera, August, 2011

JoyceDiDonato – DivaDivo, Virgin Classics recording

The Lituanian Montvidas, Almaviva in the Barbiere item and Tebaldo in the Capuleti, has a tenor voice one would be particularly glad to hear more of.

Max Loppert, Opera, June, 2011


STRAVINSKY Le Renard/Le Rossignol, Aix-en-Provence Festival
Les voix sont superbes…le ténor somptueusement lyrique d’Edgaras Montvidas.
(The voices are superb…the sumptuously lyric tenor of Edgaras Montvidas.)

Le Figaro, July 2010

On note aussi dans Renard la presence du tenor Edgaras Montvidas, don’t la voix, bien que charpentée, nimbe ensuite de poésie le chant du Pêcheur.
(Notable also in Renard is the presence of tenor Edgaras Montvidas, whose  voice, although robust, swathes the song of the Fisherman (Rossignol) in poetry.)

Forum Opera, July 2010


DONIZETTI L’elisir d’amore, Scottish Opera, September 2009
Strong performances cemented the success of the production; however the star of the evening was undoubtedly Edgaras Montvidas, whose Nemorino was sweetly earnest and beautifully sung.

Rowena Smith, The Guardian, 24 September 2009

Montvidas, on the other hand seems perfect from the start…pleasing on the ear, and matched by touchingly earnest acting. His Una furtiva lagrima is done with a rare gracefulness rather than showboating histrionics.

Richard Morrison, The Times, 25 September 2009


Edgaras Montvidas brings to Nemorino a sympathetic fragility with enough emotive power to evoke his ultimate triumph.

Ken Walton, The Scotsman, 25 September 2009