31 December 2017, 5pm
Duration: 1 hour
Price: €19,00 - €40,00
Venue: Vilnius Congress Hall
Mezzo-soprano JUSTINA GRINGYTĖ
Orchestra LITHUANIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor GINTARAS RINKEVIČIUS

PROGRAMME

The most beautiful arias from operas by Gioachino Rossini, George Bizet, Camille Saint-Saëns, George Gershwin and other composers.

(One-part concert)

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Hailed as Young Singer of the Year 2015 by the International Opera Awards, which are as prestigious as Oscars in cinema, mezzosoprano Justina Gringytė will team up with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius for a magnificent one-part New Year Gala in a programme of best-loved opera arias.

The recognition of the international music community followed her stunning performances of Carmen for the English National Opera. The talented singer captivated the classical press with her "knockout technique" and as The Scotsman wrote, with her ability to command the stage, "imperious one minute and fragile the next"; according to The Bachtrack, "all eyes were drawn to Justina Gringytė as Carmen."

These are not just fine words as Justina Gringytė is a much sought-after artist in major opera houses all over Europe including the Royal Opera House in London, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro Massimo of Palermo and others. She is also actively involved in social activities. To provide gifted children with the opportunity to get proper education and further develop their talents, in 2016 Justina Gringytė established her charity foundation in aid of young musicians.

The singer admits: "I feel very happy and grateful for everything I have now. I have cherished various dreams since I was a child. One of the key principles of my life is to feel happy, which is most important of all. You'll be successful then in everything you do because you will speak from your heart and will make good for yourself and others. So this Holiday Season I wish for everyone to feel peace in their hearts and look at the world with joy-filled eyes." We wish you this too and welcome you to celebrate this magic New Year's Eve together!