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Egils Siliņš

Bass-Baritone

Biography

Egils Siliņš in action.
Egils Silins as the Dutchman in Der fliegende Holländer © ROH / Mike Hoban 2011

Latvian bass-baritone Egils Siliņš made his Royal Opera debut in 2011 as the Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer). He has since returned to sing Jokanaan (Salome) for The Royal Opera.

Siliņš studied at the Latvian Academy of Music. He has won ten international vocal competitions, has twice received the Latvian Music Award and was awarded the title Singer of the Year in Zagreb in 2010 for his performances as Amfortas (Parsifal). Engagements include Wotan (Das Rheingold) and High Priest of Dagon (Samson et Dalila) for Opéra-Bastille, Escamillo (Carmen), Sebastiano (Tiefland) and Scarpia (Tosca) in Vienna, Amfortas in Barcelona, Eugene Onegin in Riga, Klingsor (Parsifal) in Zürich, Wanderer (Siegfried) in Leipzig and Tokyo, Prince Igor in Zürich and the Dutchman for Deutsche Oper Berlin and in Madrid and Dresden.

Siliņš regularly performs at such opera houses as La Scala, Milan, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Lyric Opera, Chicago, Hamburg State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, Zürich Opera and Vienna State Opera. He has worked with such conductors as Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Andris Nelsons, Seiji Ozawa, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Christian Thielemann.

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News and features

Cast change: Egils Silins to perform in Der fliegende Holländer on 17 February

16 February 2015
Cast change: Egils Silins to perform in Der fliegende Holländer on 17 February

Latvian bass-baritone to replace Bryn Terfel in the role of the Dutchman.

Behind the scenes of Salome: How to make a severed head

3 May 2012
Behind the scenes of Salome: How to make a severed head

A sneak preview of our new film showing our Prop Department creating the head of John the Baptist.

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