Jette Parker Young Artist and Samling Artist Justina Gringyte made her Covent Garden debut as Maddalena (Rigoletto) in the Placido Domingo Gala. After initial studies at Lithuania’s Academy of Music and Theatre, Justina joined the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and London’s National Opera Studio. Highlights from the current season include Third Innocent (Minotaur) under Antonio Pappano, Albina (La Donna del Lago) under Michelle Mariotti, and Suzy (La Rondine) under Marco Armiliato, all at the Royal Opera House, Massenet’s Don Quichotte with the Chelsea Opera Group and a recording of Rachmaninov songs with Iain Burnside on the Delphian label.
Recent work includes Flora (La traviata), Third Nymph (Rusalka) and Maddalena (Il viaggio a Reims) at the JPYAP 10th Anniversary Summer Performance, Dorabella (Così fan tutte) at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and scenes featuring Meg Page (Falstaff), Eboli (Don Carlos), Pauline (The Queen of Spades), title role (Carmen) and Beatrice (Beatrice et Benedict) at RWCMD, Dido (Dido and Aeneas) with the Welsh Baroque Orchestra and scenes as Romeo (I Capuleti ed i Montecchi) and the title role (Carmen) with the Welsh National Opera orchestra, and The Witch (Hänsel und Gretel) with Scottish Opera.
Highlights from the concert platform include Verdi’s Requiem with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in Caracas under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Britten’s Phaedra, a recital at HRH The Prince of Wales’ residence in Llandeilo, Vivaldi’s In furore at Llandaff Cathedral, a Gala at Buckingham Palace, the Kirsten Flagstaff Festival in Norway and a masterclass with Sarah Walker at the Wigmore Hall.
She has recently been awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal and the Llais Llanbed Award, and was a finalist in the Stuart Burrows International Voice Competition. She studies with Buddug Verona James.