Lithuanian born tenor Edgaras Montvidas was educated in Vilnius before joining the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Last season he made debuts at both the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg as Don José Carmen and at the Bregenzer Festspiele as Pinkerton Madam Butterfly, sang Boris in Katya Kabanová with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic conducted by Karina Canellakis and Monteverdi Madrigals in a ballet production at Opernhaus Zürich conducted by Riccardo Minasi.
This season highlights include Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden Stewa Jenufa; Oslo Opera Lensky Eugene Onegin; Teater an der Wien Alwa Lulu and Stravinsky’s Perséphone with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
He recently performed the role of Grigori Boris Godunov in a new production by Barrie Kosky in his debut at Opernhaus Zürich and returned to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in the title role of La Clemenza di Tito. Other recent roles include Boris in Katya Kabanová for Staatsoper Hamburg and the title role in the world première of Egmont by Christian Jost at the Theater an der Wien. Edgaras has also sung Werther and Pinkerton Madame Butterfly for Opéra Nationale de Lorraine, Nancy; Les contes d’Hoffmann for Komische Oper Berlin; Flamand Capriccio for La Monnaie, Brussels; Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor for Semperoper Dresden and Anatol in Barber Vanessa for Glyndebourne Festival. He has also appeared at Santa Fe Opera; Dutch National Opera; Opéra Comique Paris; Grand Théâtre de Genêve; Oper Frankfurt; Opéra Nationale de Lyon and Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Concert highlights have included Stravinsky Le Rossignol with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Pierre Boulez; Szymanowski King Roger, Le Rossignol and Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit; Szymanowski King Roger with Sir Antonio Pappano for the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rome; Verdi Requiem on tour with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Szymanowski Harnasie with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle; and Ravel L’heure espagnole with the LSO and a concert tour of Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with Les Siècles, both conducted by François-Xavier Roth. Recordings include Hélios in Félicien David’s Herculanum with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and Hervé Niquet; Marcomir in Saint-Saëns Les barbares, Gounod Le tribut de Zamora and Godard Dante with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and, in August 2020, Saint-Saëns Le timbre d’argent with Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth.
Edgaras has been awarded the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts 2023; Lithuanian Order of Merit medal by President Dalia Grybauskaite and has twice been awarded the Lithuanian Theatre Award ‘The Golden Cross of the Stage’ (2009 and 2022).