REVIEWS

PUCCINI La rondine, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden

Edgaras Montvidas’s incarnation of the poet Prunier is vivid and resonant…

Michael Church, The Independent, 8 July, 2013


…it was left to Edgaras Montvidas, playing the poet Prunier with a debonair, slightly effete
air, to take centre stage with some of the panache that was missing elsewhere…

Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 9 July, 2013


…Edgaras Montvidas, excellent as the effete Prunier…

Erica Jeal, The Guardian, 8 July, 2013


Edgaras Montvidas’ immaculate vocal and physical exploration of the sophisticated society
wit Prunier.

George Hall, The Stage, 9 July, 2013


Edgaras Montvidas…in particular, aided by his tall stature, fashioned a genuinely
persuasive character, a charming poseur forced by the heart to drop the pose…

Russ McDonald, Opera, September, 2013


STRAVINSKY The Rake`s progress, Scottish opera

The cast is a mixed bag, but Edgaras Montvidas`s handsome, jucy-toned Tom is one of the most convincing I have seen.

Hugh Canning, Sunday Times 25 March, 2012


Montvidas and Page are outstanding. Montvidas dark-voiced and vulnerable: those moments when Stravinsky allows his emotions to penetrate the artifice are simply overwhelimng.

Tim Ashley, The Guardian 18 March 2012


But it`s hearbeat is that of the Lithuanian tenor who unihibitedly lives Tom`s infatuations, his pubescent sense of entitlment, his pride, his self-indulgence and derangent, veneral shame. To hear Stravinsky`s music sung with such a sense of line and color, such dash and elan, such opulence and intensity, is revelatory.

Anna Picard, The Independent, 25 March 2012


Vocally the Tom Rakewell of Lithuanian Edgaras Montvidas had much to offer, his sappy tenor catching nicely the character’s initial ebullience and optimism. A fast vibrato and fruity tone heightened the impress of an endearingly perky fellow genuinely keen to make his mark on society. But Montvidas was excellent also at suggesting Tom’s naivety and lack of worldly experience…

Opera Britannia, 21 March 2012


VERDI Rigoletto, Opera North

…Edgaras Montvidas shines as the smarmy, honey-voiced Duke.

Kate Molleson, The Guardian, 18 May, 2011


…a notably graceful account of Parmi veder le lagrime…everything he sang showed musical intelligence and good style.

Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 13 May, 2011


…Edgaras Montvidas’ virile, virulent Duke…Montvidas’ sex addict Duke, a man whose dissembling sweet talk disguises a sledgehammer seduction technique. His La donna é mobile is callous, lusty, lyrical and carefree, with a frustrated edge that borders on the psychopathetic.

Sarah Urwin Jones, The Times, 13 May, 2011


…Edgaras Montvidas’ towering and manful portrayal of the Duke, superbly sung and every bit the lucky survivor.

Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman, 14 May, 2011


TSCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin, Opéra de Lyon

The Lithuanian tenor Edgaras Montvidas gave Lensky youthful charm and a suave voice…

Erna Metdepenninghen, Opera, August, 2011


JoyceDiDonato – DivaDivo, Virgin Classics recording


The Lituanian Montvidas, Almaviva in the Barbiere item and Tebaldo in the Capuleti, has a tenor voice one would be particularly glad to hear more of.

Max Loppert, Opera, June, 2011


STRAVINSKY Le Renard/Le Rossignol, Aix-en-Provence Festival

Les voix sont superbes…le ténor somptueusement lyrique d’Edgaras Montvidas.
(The voices are superb…the sumptuously lyric tenor of Edgaras Montvidas.)

Le Figaro, July 2010


On note aussi dans Renard la presence du tenor Edgaras Montvidas, don’t la voix, bien que charpentée, nimbe ensuite de poésie le chant du Pêcheur.
(Notable also in Renard is the presence of tenor Edgaras Montvidas, whose voice, although robust, swathes the song of the Fisherman (Rossignol) in poetry.)

Forum Opera, July 2010


DONIZETTI L’elisir d’amore, Scottish Opera, September 2009


Strong performances cemented the success of the production; however the star of the evening was undoubtedly Edgaras Montvidas, whose Nemorino was sweetly earnest and beautifully sung.

Rowena Smith, The Guardian, 24 September 2009


Montvidas, on the other hand seems perfect from the start…pleasing on the ear, and matched by touchingly earnest acting. His Una furtiva lagrima is done with a rare gracefulness rather than showboating histrionics.

Richard Morrison, The Times, 25 September 2009



Edgaras Montvidas brings to Nemorino a sympathetic fragility with enough emotive power to evoke his ultimate triumph.

Ken Walton, The Scotsman, 25 September 2009