Romanas Kudriašovas is a Lithuanian baritone.
He has performed at Opera de Lyon, Glyndebourne Festival and Glyndebourne Tour, Welsh National Opera, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius City Opera, Abu Dhabi Festival, Royal Opera House of Muscat, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Llangollen Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Teatro Vittoria in Turin, and many others
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 year brings important house and role debuts at Opera de Lyon – Strahlbusch (F. Schreker “Irrelohe”) and at Danish National Opera (Den Jyske Opera) – Silvio (Pagliacci) and Orso (A. Hamerik “La vendetta”).
Special prize winner at the 2nd International Virgilijus Noreika Singing Competition, together with Vilnius City Opera Mr. Kudriašovas has represented Lithuania at Dubai Expo 2020. Recent performances include his role debuts as Schaunard in La bohème at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, 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.
Mr. Kudriašovas has given recitals and solo concerts 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.
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.
MARCH 19, 22, 25, 27, 29, APRIL 2
F. Schreker “Irrelohe”
Director: David Bösch
Conductor: Bernhard Kontarsky
Opera de Lyon, France
Recital: H. Purcell / B. Britten
Romanas Kudriašovas – baritone
Laura Latvaitytė-Zaman – soprano,
Giedrė Muralytė – piano
Kaunas Philharmonic Hall, Lithuania
Romanas Kudriašovas – baritone,
Alexander Paley – piano
J. Brahms – Die Schöne Magelone