Tadas Girininkas was born in Lithuania, he has gained the master’s degree at Lithuanian
Academy of Music and Theatre in 2009 (professor V. Prudnikovas).
The newest Tadas’ debut is the role of Enrico (Anna Bolena) at Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in September 2020. Among his recent debuts is role of Wurm (Luisa Miller) at the Essen Alto Theatre and Dolochow and Jacqueau in S. Prokofiev’s War and Peace, Oroveso (Norma), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte) and Bonzo (Madama Butterfly) at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, which he joined for the 2018/19 season. His 2019/20engagements include Mefistophele (Faust) and Ramfis (Aida) in St. Gallen. In 2018 he had the debut in Germany as Brogny in La Juive in Konstanz. His 2016/17 season was marked with his debut
as Mefistophele(Faust) at Vilnius City Opera, also singing Cadmus and Somnus in G.F. Händel’s Semele and Oralto in A. Vivaldi’s La fida Ninfa.
In previous seasons, Mr. Girininkas sang Colline (La bohème), Alexander Feast (by Händel), Rocco (Fidelio), and Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro) at Lithuanian National Opera. At Vilnius City Opera he sang Arkel (Peleas et Melisande) and Angelotti (Tosca). Here he also performs Ferrando (Trovatore), and he has sung the bass solo in C. Franck’s Les Béatitudes. His earlier remarkable debuts include Rocco (Fidelio), De Silva (Ernani)
and Heinrich (Lohengrin) at Lithuanian National Opera and Maliuta Skuratov (Tsar’s Bride) at Kaunas State Musical Theatre.
Tadas’ repertoire includes main bass roles such as Zuniga (Carmen), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Zweiter
Geharnischter (Zauberflöte), Johan (Werther), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Escamillo (Carmen) Capuletti(Roméo et Juliette), Wagner (Faust), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Attila (Attila), Coronte (L’Orfeo) and Seneca (L’incarnaione di Poppea).
In his quickly developing career Mr. Girininkas has worked with conductors such as James Gaffigan, J. Malwitz, Rolf Beck, Gianluca Marciano, José Cura, Marcello Mottadelli, Erki Pehk, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Modestas Pitrėnas or Robertas Šervenikas and such stage directors such as: Dalia Ibelhauptaitė, Jean-Claude Berutti, J. Schmidt, D. Herzog, Anželika Cholina, Andrejs Zagars, William Relton, Teet Kask, Gianni Santucci, Oskaras Koršunovas, Csaba Kael or Gintaras Varnas and cooperated with numerous orchestras such as: Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta Riga.
As oratorio singer he has sung Franck’s Les Beatitudes, Händel’s Alexander’s Feast, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Missa Brevis and Requiem by Mozart, G. Verdi’s Requiem, Messa di Gloria by Puccini, Schnitke’s Faust Cantateand War Requiem by B. Britten among others.
Girininkas is Opera Soloist of the Year 2013 in Lithuania, and he was recently awarded with
the Gold Stage Cross for the roles of Heinrich and De Silva.
Anna Bolena, Lithuanian National Opera, 2020
That night, that entire brilliant cast was born again. As queens, and kings, and enamored boys. They were all there. I grew to hate the King (what a horrible blighter as portrayed by Tadas Girininkas!), although the bass sang beautifully, gradually revealing the power of his voice and reaching an incredible severity and volume in the last duet with Anna.
Faust, Theater St. Gallen, 2019
Tadas Girininkas, a Mephistopheles of all-embracing stage presence. With the darkness of the timbre, whose metallic alloy and the bronze strength of the intonation, stands the Lithuanian in the best tradition of Eastern European and Russian bass. A stroke of luck is the fact that Girininkas has the agility and the fine-tuning which is needed when one wants Mephistopheles vocally to keep away from the parody in Grand-Guignol style.
Norma, Staatstheater Nürnberg, 2019
Even the beginning was pleasing when Oroveso's entrance scene with the choir through the full-flowing voice of the Lithuanian Tadas Girininkas got the right weight. With distinctive "basso profundo" and an impressive stage appearance, he gave dignity and presence to this father role, something that not every Oroveso succeeds so naturally.
Ernani, Lithuanian National Opera, 2015
Tadas Girininkas presented a very beautiful bass voice as Don Rui de Silva.
– KULTURKOMPASSET reviews of culture