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.
2015 International Opera Awards Young Singer of the Year, Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Justina Gringytė has received the highest praise for her “knockout technique” (The Times) and “thunderously powerful voice” (The Telegraph). The 2019-20 season sees her return to Lithuanian National Opera and English National Opera (title role Carmen) and Korean National Opera (Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel. She also makes her role debut as Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana (Scottish Opera).
Highlights of the 2018-19 season include her house debut at Korean National Opera (Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel), her house and role debut as Suzuki Madama Butterfly (Gran Teatre del Liceu) and her role debut as Tigrana Edgar (Scottish Opera). Other engagements include returns to Welsh National Opera (Sara Roberto Devereux) and Lithuanian National Opera (Romeo I Capuleti e i Montecchi) and concert performances with the CBSO (Boulanger’s Psalm 130 at the BBC Proms), Frankfurt Radio Symphony (cond. Oroszo Estrada) and a Wigmore Hall recital with pianist Iain Burnside as part of their Russian Series.
THE JUSTINA GRINGYTE CHARITY 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