Algirdas Bagdonavičius is a Lithuanian soloist, his type of voice is a low countertenor, corresponding to contralto.

Vocal qualities. The main vocal qualities are the agility and flexibility, combined with a big power and volume of the voice, a bright, clear and masculine timbre. Those qualities enable him to perform impressively such heroic roles as G.F.Händel’s Orlando, Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo, Didymus, Athamas, A.Vivaldi’s Ruggiero, Ozias, C.Monteverdi’s Ottone and many other. Also his voice suits to perform the Alto parts in sacred music pieces as oratorios, cantatas, masses, etc. Countertenor also performs the music of the XX Century and Contemporary music, as for example comic aria “Olim lacus colueram” from C.Orff’s Carmina burana, which has brought him a big success, or Oberon’s role from the B.Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Progress. Soloist constantly attends the vocal master classes. Over the last five years he studied under the Professors: Andris Veismanis, Andis Petersons (Latvia), Barbro Marklund-Petersone (Sweden, Norway), Mona Julsrud (Norway), Buddug Verona-James, Derek Barnes, David Gowland, Laura Sarti (United Kingdom), Vladimiras Prudnikovas (Lithuania), Raminta Lampsatis (Germany, Lithuania), Steglitzer Tage für alte Musik 2013 (Berlin, Germany), Mark Tucker (United Kingdom, Germany), Alessandro Pagliazzi, Roberto Balconi (Italy), Károly Szilágyi.
Concert activity. Soloist has a big performing experience of various musical epochs and genres. He constantly sings in various operas, oratorios, concerts, performances, TV shows. His repertoire is very diverse - from the Medieval to the Contemporary music, but mostly concentrates on the Baroque music performance (operatic, chamber and sacred music repertoire).
Algirdas Bagdonavičius is performing with various early music ensembles and opera troupes – he sung in the concerts with such a renowned names as Le Poème Harmonique, Barokkanerne, Norwegian Cornett & Sackbuts, Musica Antiqua Salzburg, Andrew Lawrence-King, Maria Christina Kiehr, Justs Frantz, as well as with the Lithuanian early music ensembles Canto Fiorito, Affectus, Arcadia Consort, Chordos, Concertino luminoso, etc.


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Algirdas Bagdonavičius
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