Lithuanian baritone Romanas Kudriašovas has been described by The Telegraph as having a “voice with shades of Alan Rickman in speech and John Shirley-Quirk in song — that certainly catches the ear”.
This 2022/2023 season, he appears as Silvio in Pagliacci and Orso in La vendetta with the Danish National Opera in seven Danish cities including Aarhus and Copenhagen.
Recent performances include Peter in a new production of Schreker’s Irrelohe at the Lyon Opera House, his role debuts as Schaunard in La bohème at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and as Frédéric in Lakmé at Theatre Valladolid in Spain, and as Prince Yeletski in The Queen of Spades at the Vilnius City Opera in Lithuania; his return to Glyndebourne to reprise the role of Le Surintendant des plaisirs in Massenet’s Cendrillon, a part he has sung for Glyndebourne on Tour in 2018; his Vilnius City Opera debut performing Sagrestano in Tosca; his return to Amy Lane‘s acclaimed production of Tosca for a run at the Abu Dhabi Festival alongside Kristine Opolais, Vittorio Grigolo and Sir Bryn Terfel as well as Polyphemus in Handel’s Acis and Galatea at the Baroque Opera Theatre of Lithuania.
Other roles of the previous seasons include The Footman in Barber‘s Vanessa at the 2018 Glyndebourne Festival, where he also covered the role of Conte d’Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Commissionario in La traviata for Glyndebourne on Tour, Eolo in La fida Ninfa for the Lithuanian Baroque Opera Theater, Lockit in The Beggar’s Opera and Antenor in Dardanus with the European Opera Centre, Valens in Theodora with the Sacred Opera Berlin, Mr. X in Kalman’s Zirkusprinzessin with the State Music Theatre in Klaipėda (Lithuania), Bill in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny with the Hamburger Symphoniker, and Elviro in Serse for Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy.
In the Oratorio repertoire Mr. Kudriašovas has recently sung the bass solo in Bach’s Magnificat at Laeiszhalle in Hamburg with the Hamburger Symphoniker, conducted by Sir Roger Norrington. He has also performed at venues such as the Luxembourg Philharmonic Hall, The Rudolfinum in Prague, the new Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, Kanazawa Hall, Tokyo Opera City, Singapore Philharmonic, the Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, among others.
Mr. Kudriašovas has given recitals and solo concerts in throughout Germany and the UK, at the Royal Opera House in Oman, Teatro Vittoria in Turin with Coin du Roi baroque orchestra, as well as in his home country of Lithuania, where he frequently performs at the National Philharmonic Halls of Vilnius and Kaunas. This year Mr. Kudriašovas presents a programme dedicated to the renowned 20th century baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Born in 1988, Romanas Kudriašovas studied singing at the Music and Theatre Academy in Lithuania, Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile and at the London National Opera Studio. Supplementing his education, he has trained at the Georg Solti Bel Canto Academy with Leo Nucci, Barbara Frittoli, and Richard Bonynge, as well as taking masterclasses with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
[Photo by Migle Golubickaite]