Giedrius Prunskus (baritone)

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

Giedrius Prunskus was born in 1971, Šiauliai. In 1978–1989 he attended the II secondary school in Jurbarkas. In 1985 he graduated from Jurbarkas Children Music School (violin). In 1989–1991 he studied at the Lithuanian Agricultural University, and in 1992–1995, at Kaunas Juozas Gruodis Conservatoire (Regina Kabalinienė, later Associated Professor Gediminas Šmitas singing class). He continued his solo singing studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Kaunas Faculty (Associated Professor G. Šmitas class). In 2000 he received his Bachelors degree. In 2001–2002 Prunskus studied at the ‘Felix Mendelssohn–Bartholdy’ College for Music and Theatre, Leipzig, Germany, under Prof. Jitka Kovařikova–Richter. Then he returned to continue his studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Kaunas Faculty, where he was awarded the Masters degree in 2003. In 2003–2005 Prunskus attended training classes at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Simultaneously, he was studying for art licenciate at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre; upon finishing his studies he was awarded the art licenciate qualification.
Since 2003 he has been working as an assistant at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Kaunas Faculty, Singing Department. In 2003, Prunskus joined the Lithuanian Musicians’ Union.

In 1999 and 2004 he participated in the International Jāzeps Vītols Singers Competition in Riga. In 2001, at the Stasys Baras Singers’ Competition, Vilnius, he won the first prize in the baritone category. In 1998–2001 Prunskus won the V. Baltrušaitis grant, which is usually awarded to the best baritone studying at the LAMT KF by way of competition.

G. Prunskus has been invited to LNOBT and Kaunas State Musical Theatre to sing various baritone parts (Germon in G. Verdi’s opera La Traviata, Valentine in Ch. Gounod’s Faust, Figaro in G. Rossini’s The Barber of Sevile, Radvila in B. Dvarionas’s opera Dalia, etc.). In 2000 he debuted at Kaunas State Musical Theatre with his part of Baron Douphal in G. Verdi’s La Traviata, and in 2004, at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre where he performed Camile’s part in F. Lehar’s operetta The Merry Widow.  Prunskus has been working together with Kaunas Philharmonic, Kaunas State Choir and various orchestras and choirs of the country. He often gives concerts as a soloist both in the country and abroad: Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Estonia. Next to his opera repertoire, the singer also performs Lied genre music, oratories and religious music (Ch. Gounod’s Solemn Mass, C. Saint–Saëns’s Christmas Oratorio, Č. Sasnauskas’s Requiem, J. Haydn’s Requiem, etc.). He has been preparing theme solo concerts (F. Schubert’s vocal cycle Winterreise, J. Brahms’s vocal cycle Magelone, the concert of music by German composers From Bach to..., and the concert of music by Lithuanian composers, The Country I Grew Up in, etc.).

Lithuanian Composers

Zita Bružaitė

Opera "Undine" (Rill)

Opera "Undine" (Fishery)

Balys Dvarionas

Opera Dalia (Radvila)

Jeronimas Kačinskas

„Juodas laivas“

Vytautas Klova

Opera „Pilenai“ (Pilenietis)

Česlovas Sasnauskas


Oratorios Cantatas Mass

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich

Dieterich Buxtehude

Cantata Jesu, meine Freude

Theodore Dubois

Les sept paroles du Christ

Charles Gounod

Messe solennelle de Sainte Cecile for soloists, chorus, orchestra and organ in G major

Joseph Haydn


Die Jahreszeiten

Johann  Kircher

"St. Martinus-Messe“

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Requiem" for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626

"Missa brevis" in G major

Sergei Rachmaninov

Cantata "Spring"

Albert Rosewig

"Missa" in E flat major

Camille Saint-Saens

Oratorio de Noel, for solo voices, chorus, string quartet, harp and organ, Op. 12

Voice and Piano

Johannes Brahms

 Magelone, song cycle for voice and piano

Gustav Mahler

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Modest Mussorgsky


Maurice Ravel

„Don Quichotte à Dulcinée“ (Don Kichotas – Dulsinėjai)

Carl Reinecke

Vier Duette, song cycle for voice and piano

Nino Rota

„Tre liriche infantili“

Arnold Schoenberg


Franz Schubert

Winterreise, song cycle for voice and piano, D. 911 (Op. 89)

Schwanengesang, song cycle for voice and piano, D. 957/4

Robert Schumann

Vier Husarenlieder, song cycle for voice and piano

Dmitri Shostakovich


Viktor Ullmann

„Liederbuch des Hafis“

Hugo Wolf

Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo, for voice and piano

Stage Works

Georges Bizet

"Carmen“ (Dancairo)

Gaetano Donizetti

L'elisir d'amore (Belcore)

Friedrich von Flotow

"Martha“ (Plumkett)

Umberto Giordano

"Andrea Chenier“ (Rouche)

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Die Pilger von Mekka (Vertigo)

Charles Gounod

"Faust“  (Valentin)

Romeo et Juliette (Capulet)

Romeo et Juliette (Mercutio)

Franz Lehar

Die lustige Witwe (Kromov)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Le Nozze di Figaro (Almaviva)

Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro)

Modest Mussorgsky

"Boris Godunov“ (Pristav)

Cole  Porter

„Kiss me, Kate“ (Harison Houvel)

Richard Rodgers

„The sound of Music“

Gioachino Rossini

Il barbiere di Siviglia / "The Barber of Seville" (Figaro)

Dmitri Shostakovich

Opera „Antiformalisticheskij rayok“

Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata (Douphol)

La Traviata (Germont)

Concert in Museum of Applied Art, 16 11 2008


Die schöne Magelone, 15 romances, Op. 33


excerpts from Die schöne Magelone




Concert in Museum of Applied Art, 01 12 2007

J.Brahms Die schoene Magelone, op.33

Giedrius Prunskus (baritone), Jonė Punytė (piano), Inga Jankauskaitė (actress)