Mezzo - Soprano
" All eyes were drawn to Justina Gringyte as Carmen, the star turn of the show, whose magnetic stage presence turned sultry, spitting-angry, vulnerable and passionate as she tore into her arias with a vengeance and astonishing vocal verve."
Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Justina Gringytė has received high praise for her “knockout technique” (The Times) and “thunderously powerful voice” (The Telegraph). She was awarded Young Singer of the Year at the 2015 International Opera Awards, and is a graduate of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In the 2022/23 season she sings the title role in Massenet's Thérèse and title role Carmen for Scottish Opera, and Fenena Nabucco with Staatsoper Hamburg. She also performs Les Béatitudes of César Franck with Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège.
THE JUSTINA GRINGYTE FOUNDATION
On 1st June 2016, Justina launched a charity foundation in aid of young musicians.
“To be a talented musician is a gift, but to develop that talent requires dedication, discipline and funds. This is why I was compelled to create this foundation; so that musically gifted children can be assisted financially to further their education and fulfil their potential.” – Justina Gringytė