Mindaugas Jankauskas — a Lithuanian operatic tenor, particularly acclaimed for his theatricality and stage presence. A graduate of the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, he made his professional debut in 2006 as Triquet in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Other early performances include the roles of Tancredi in Claudio Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda in Vilnius and the Soldier in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis at the Hamburg Opera and Muenster Theatre. Also at the Muenster Theatre Mindaugas Jankauskas sang Alfred in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Baron de Campo-Tasso in Offenbach’s Les Brigands, and Doctor Stone in Gian Carlo Menotti’s Help, Help, the Globolinks! In collaboration with the world-renowned pianist, Alexander Paley, he created the part of Mozart in Rimsky-Korsakov’s chamber opera, Mozart and Salieri. He also performed in a number of roles for the Opera Company of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre: Don Riccardo in Verdi’s Ernani, Don Basilio/Don Curzio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Contemporary/First Guest/Third Voice Without a Name in Onute Narbutaite’s The Cornet, Count Almaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Blowie the Wind in Jonas Tamulionis’s The Lingonberry, Baldwin, Count Zedlau in Strauss’s Vienna Blood, Doctor Blind in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Jaquino in Beethoven's Fidelio, Guillot de Morfontaine in Massenet’s Manon, Parpignol in Puccini's La Bohème, Mr. Ton in Šerkšnyte's Five miracles of Mary, Camille de Rosillon in Lehar's Die Lustige Witwe and Satan in Gintaras Sodeika’s Post futurum. Additionally, he sang the Fool in Kipras Masanauskas’s musical, The Legend of Sigismund Augustus and Barbora Radvilaite, the Passenger in Adriano Banchieri’s madrigal comic opera, La Barca, and Pastore in Monteverdi’s Orfeo, the latter at the National Museum Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.
Jankauskas’s repertoire also includes the tenor parts in several oratorios and cantatas: Theodore Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Camille Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Adalbert Dankowsky's Litanie in C, Bach’s Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWW 140, Mozart's Coronation Mass K.317, A. Dvorak's Stabat Mater op.58, G. Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, J. Haydn "Missa in Tempore Belli" - "Paukenmesse" Nr.10 C - Dur, C. Orff "Carmina Burana" and J. Haydn "Stabat Mater".
Mindaugas Jankauskas has taken master classes with such internationally distinguished soloists as Francisco Araiza and other renowned singers and voice instructors: Peter Schreier, John Fisher, Paolo de Napoli, San -Ky Kim, Elena Kerl, Pei-wen Chian. And he has participated in a variety of international music festivals: “The Golden Mask” (Russia), “Banchetto Musicale” (Lithuania), “Schleswig - Holstein Music Festival” (Germany), “Passages” (France), “Theatre en May” (France), “Recurrences” (Lithuania), “Pazaislis Music Festival” (Lithuania), “Thomas Mann Festival” (Lithuania), and others. !2 More recently, M. Jankauskas has sung with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra (at the Moscow Conservatory Grand Hall), the Orchestra Sinfonica G.Rossini (at Rossini Theater /Pesaro/Italy; and Pergolesi Theater /Jesi /Italy), the Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra, the Latvian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (at Latvian National opera), the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (at the National Philharmonic), the St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonia Orchestra, the Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra, the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, and the Vytautas Magnus University Chamber orchestra (Lithuania). He has also worked with conductors Mārtinš Ozolinš, Walter Attanasi, Gianluca Marciano, Vincent de Kort, Cyril Diederich, Karsten Januschke, Arthur Arnold, Franz Wassermann, Fabio Mastrangelo, Daniele Agiman; stage directors Emilio Sagi, Cristina Mazzavillani Mutti, Jean - Claude Berutti, Vasilij Barchatov, Oskaras Koršunovas, Gintaras Varnas, Vincent Boussard; as well as with soloists Marc Heller, Daniel Brenna, Ian Storey, Rachel Nicholls, Andrew Sritheran, and others.
Jankauskas has not limited himself to the operatic repertoire and has successfully worked on the stage as a dramatic actor. In 2010, he debuted in Ausra Marija Sluckaite’s adaptation of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone entitled Antigone in Siberia and performed in Federico Garcia Lorca’s El Publico. He also created the role of Joe, the elevator operator, in the stage adaptation of White Shroud by the Lithuanian novelist Antanas Skema, and that of the Stranger in Clara’s Relationship by the award-winning German playwright Dea Loher. For his debut performances in El Publico and Antigone in Siberia, he was nominated for the Golden Stage Cross. In December 2015, the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre awarded Jankauskas the top prize of best performer of secondary roles in opera.
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