Bass Tadas Girininkas was born in Lithuania and received his Master’s Degree at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Most recent and future projects include Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola at Hedeland Festival, Dodon in Golden cockerel at Nationaltheater Weimar, Sparafucile in Rigoletto at Opera de Gran Canaria, Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra and Daland in der Fliegende Holländer at the Latvian National Opera as well as Enrico in Anna Bolena, Baron Ochs in Rosenkavalier, Cardinal de Brogni, Filippo and Silva at the Lithuanian National opera.
Tadas Girininkas has also recently debuted in the role of Mefistofele in Faust at the Royal Danish Opera and as Wurm in Luisa Miller at the Essen Alto Theatre. His 2019/2020 engagements included as well Mefistophele at Theater St. Gallen. In the 2018/2019 season he joined the ensemble at Staatstheater Nürnberg, where he did his debut as Dolochow and Jacqueau in S. Prokofiev’s “War and Peace”, Oroveso (Norma), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte) and Bonzo (Madama Butterfly). 2018 he had debut in Germany as Brogny in La Juive in Konstanz. His 2016/2017 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 Tadas Girininkas sang Colline (La boheme), Alexander Feast (Händel), Rocco (Fidelio), 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), has sung 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).
Tadas Girininkas has worked with conductors such as Daniel Oren, Pablo Gonzalez, James Gaffigan, Joanna Malwitz, Rolf Beck, Gianluca Marciano, Sesto Quatrini, 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 Cantate” and “War Requiem” by B. Britten among others. Girininkas is Opera Soloist of the Year 2013 in Lithuania and was recently awarded with the Gold Stage Cross for the roles of Heinrich and De Silva.