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Liudas Norvaišas (Bass)

Born: 1960 - Lithuania

The Lithuanian bass, Liudas Norvaišas, graduated in 1993 from the Lithuanian Academy of Music (class of Prof. Virgilijus Noreika). Later he continued his vocal training in Hochschule für Musik in Salzburg (class of Professor R. Knoll).

However, Liudas Norvaišas began his career on the stage much earlier. Already in 1982 he began to sing in the the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre Chorus in Vilnius. From 1990 he became a soloist of this same theatre. He also sings in the Bremen Opera and Erfurt Opera Theatre in Germany.

Liudas Norvaišas constantly performs on the concert stage too. He collaborates with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, etc. He has toured in Russia, Finland, Italy, USA, Austria, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Japan, etc. He participated in festivals in Savonlinna (Finland), Malmo, Shinminato (Japan), Domstufen Festspiele in Erfurt (Germany), Bregenz (Austria) etc.

Since 2007 Liudas Norvaišas has been teaching at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Repertoire includes: Ulrich in V. Klovaís Pilėnai, Oroveso in V. Belliniís Norma, Raimondo in G. Donizettiís Lucia di Lammermoor, Leporello in W.A. Mozartís Don Giovanni, Figaro in W.A. Mozartís Le nozze di Figaro, Angelotti in G. Pucciniís Tosca, Don Basilio in G. Rossiniís Il barbiere di Siviglia, Philip II and the Grand Inquisitor in G. Verdiís Don Carlos, Banco in G. Verdiís Macbeth, Tom in G. Verdiís Un ballo in maschera, Zaccaria in G. Verdiís Nabucco, Barone Douphol and Doctor in G. Verdiís La Traviata, The Marquis of Calatrava in G. Verdiís La forza del destino, Monterone in G. Verdiís Rigoletto, Albano in A. Ponchielliís I lituani, Pimen in M. Mussorgskyís Boris Godunov, Masalskis in B. Dvarionasí Dalia, Daland in R. Wagnerís Der fliegende Hollander, Professor in B. Kutavičiusí The Bear, Eskamillo and Zuniga in Georges Bizetís Carmen, Soldier and Nazarene in R. Straussí Salome, Pilot in J.S. Bachís Johannes-Passion in BWV 245, Spook of the Forest in J. Tamulionisí The Tiny Lingonberry, Lodovico in G. Verdiís Otello, Cardinal of Brogni in J.F. Halevyís La Juive, Junkman, Inquisitor, Judge, Hermann Augustus & Ragotsky in Leonard Bernsteinís Candide, Gremin in P. Tchaikovskyís Eugene Onegin, etc.

Source: Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2013)

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