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Award-winning Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Justina Gringytė has received high praise for her “knockout technique” (The Times) and “thunderously powerful voice” (Daily Telegraph). Awarded Young Singer of the Year at the International Opera Awards, and a graduate of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden — where among other things she performed at the Olympic Committee's Opening Ceremony for the London Olympic Games alongside Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel and Plácido Domingo — Justina is considered one of the foremost rising stars of the opera world. An acclaimed Carmen, her hugely-praised performance with English National Opera was screened live into cinemas.

Operatic highlights include title role Carmen (English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lithuanian National Opera, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre); Maddalena Rigoletto (Opéra National de Paris, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro Real, Madrid; English National Opera and Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow); Amneris Aida (Israeli Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, Latvian National Opera); Preziosilla La Forza del Destino and Fenena Nabucco (Welsh National Opera); Suzuki Madama Butterfly (Gran Teatre del Liceu); title role Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel (Korean National Opera, Vilnius City Opera); Dalila Samson et Dalila (Vilnius City Opera); Romeo I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Lithuanian National Opera); Tigrana Edgar (Scottish Opera); Sara Roberto Devereux, Marguerite La damnation de Faust (Bolshoi Theatre); Kaled Le roi de Lahore and Dulcinée Don Quichotte (Chelsea Opera Group); and Meg Page Falstaff (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra).

Equally in demand on the concert platform, highlights include Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 (London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra);  Mahler’s Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’ (Basque National Orchestra); Mahler's Symphony No.3 (Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Basque National Orchestra); Mahler's Symphony No.8 (Philharmonia Orchestra, Basque National Orchestra); Corigliano’s One Sweet Morning and Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Op.52 (Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society), Boulanger’s Psalm 130 (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) at the BBC Proms; Verdi Requiem (Simón Bolívar Orchestra); Dvořák’s Stabat Mater (Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra); opera arias (Orchestra Nazionale Sinfonica della RAI, Teatro Municipal Rio De Janeiro), Raminta Šerkšnyte’s Songs of Sunset and Dawn (Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra); Respighi Il tramonto and Britten Phaedra (Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra); and the closing concert of XV International Tytuvenai Festival (Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet House Orchestra); song recitals at Wigmore Hall.

Justina has collaborated with conductors including Antonio Pappano, Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Tugan Sokhiev, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Ludovic Morlot, Evelino Pidò, Kazushi Ono, Robert Treviño, Daniele Rustioni, Carlo Rizzi, Xian Zhang, Sesto Quatrini, Giacomo Sagripanti, and Edward Gardner.

For Deutsche Grammophon she recorded Raminta Šerkšnyte’s Songs of Sunset and Dawn. She has recorded Rachmaninov songs and Medtner songs, both albums with pianist Ian Burnside for Delphian; the Rachmaninov was Gramophone Award-nominated.

Justina studied at Lithuania’s Academy of Music and Theatre, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the National Opera Studio in London and Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Highlights of the 2023/24 season included Verdi's Aida at Lithuanian National Opera, the world premiere of Žibuoklė Martinaitytė’s new work Enheduana, Berlioz's Les Nuits d’ete with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and Ravel's Shéhérezade with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano.

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