Accessibility links

|

Sign In
Basket
Basket

Justina Gringyte

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Justina Gringyte in action.
Justina Gringyte as Albina in La donna del lago © ROH / Bill Cooper 2013

Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme 2011–13, during which time her roles included Maddalena (Rigoletto Act III, Plácido Domingo Celebration), Flora Bervoix (La traviata), Wood Nymph (Rusalka), Albina (La donna del lago) and Suzy (La rondine) and for The Royal Ballet Im Treibhaus. Since leaving the Programme she has returned to The Royal Opera to sing Sixth Flowermaiden (Parsifal), and in the 2014/15 sings Maddalena (Rigoletto).

Gringyte first trained as a pianist before studying singing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the National Opera Studio and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Since 2006 she has learnt with Buddug Verona James. Engagements since leaving the Programme include Fenena (Nabucco) with Welsh National Opera and for Savonlinna Festival, Maddalena for English National Opera, Dorabella (Così fan tutte) at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Dulcinée (Don Quichotte) for the Chelsea Opera Group at the Royal Festival Hall.

In concert and recital Gringyte's engagements include Verdi’s Requiem in Caracas under Gustavo Dudamel, Mahler’s Symphony no.8 with Philharmonia under Esa-Pekka Salonen, an appearance at the Kirsten Flagstad Festival, Norway, Britten's Phaedra and Rachmaninoff's songs with Ian Burnside, also recorded on the Delphian label.

Videos

News and features

JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

JPYA Summer Performance 2012/13 showcases opera stars of the future

24 June 2013

Jette Parker Young Artists to perform special selection of staged opera scenes.

Royal Opera House heads to Brazil

Royal Opera House heads to Brazil

12 February 2013

Artists from Royal Ballet and Royal Opera to perform at Rio’s Theatro Municipal.

Young Artist Profile: Justina Gringyte on the challenges of performing in The Minotaur

Young Artist Profile: Justina Gringyte on the challenges of performing in The Minotaur

21 January 2013

The Lithuanian mezzo-soprano looks back on her career so far.

Photos