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Andris Lapins Makes Debut at Liverpool Royal Philharmonic

Today Andris Lapins, a tenor of the Latvian National Opera, takes part in
the concert at the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic to mark the centenary of D. Shostakovich’s birth.
The English public will be offered two one-act opera performances – V. Fleishman’s “Rotshild’s Violin” and D. Shostakovich’s “Gamblers”
In “Rotshield’s Violin” Andris Lapins will sing the main role – the role of the all tortured Jewish violinist Rotshield, and in “Gamblers” – the frenzied gambler Krugel.
The main conductor of both performances is Vasily Petrenko (conductor of Liverpool Royal Philharmonic) and the director – Elena Tzavara (Germany).

Source: Neatkatriga Rita avize, 27th September, 2006

A Latvian Makes Debut at Liverpool Royal Philharmonic

An opera singer of Latvian National Opera, Andris Lapins, who successfully sang three roles in M. Ravel’s opera for children “The Child and Spells” at the Liverpool European Opera centre in July, has received a new offer, namely, to take part in a concert at the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic dedicated to the centenary of the well-known Russian composer D. Shostakovich, at which the British public will listen to two one-act opera performances – V. Fleishman’s “Rotshid’s Violin” (the opera that D. Shostakovich finished after the author’s death) , and D. Shostakovich’s “The Gamblers”

In “Rotshild’s Violin” Andris Lapins will perform the main role, the all tortured Jewish violinist called Rotshild but in “Gamblers” – the frenzied gambler Krugel.

In collaboration with the European Opera centre, both performances are being prepared by the chief conductor of the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Vasiliy Petrenko, a new star in Russian orchestra conducting, and a director from Germany Elena Tzavara. Some songs will also be performed in Russian
by some soloists from France, Germany, and England.

Source: www.apollo.lv, 12th September, 2006

Andris Lapins’ Debut in Liverpool

The tenor of the Latvian National Opera Andris Lapins, who successfully sang three roles in Moris Ravel’s Opera for children “The Child and Spells” at the European Opera Centre in Liverpool in July, has received a new offer; this time from the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic, where he is taking part in two one-act opera performances dedicated to the centenary of D. Shostakovich’s birth. in September 27.

In “Rotshield’s Violin”, composed by V. Fleishman (who was D. Shostakovich’s former student) and finished By D. Shostakovich (after the author’s death), Andris Lapins is singing the main role – the role of all tortured Jewish violinist Rotshield. In D. Shostakovich’s opera “Gamblers” he will be the frenzied gambler Krugel.

Source: Diena, 2006

Tenor Andris Lapins Wins

Andris Lapins, a tenor of the Latvian National Opera has successfully passed the competition for roles in Moris Ravel’s opera for children ”The Child and Spells”, taking place at the European Opera Centre.
The performance will be in French and it is going to be shown in Liverpool, England, in summer. This opera is going to be performed also in Greece and Cyprus.
Andris Lapins has already sung in Ravel’s opera “The Child and Spells” at the Latvian National Opera. Its premiere took place in November, 2004.
Up to now he has sung the part of the canary Kipa in “Birds’ Opera”, the role of a crooked/shabby peasant/farmer in Shostakovich’s oper “Amal and Night Visitor” and others. Now he is preparing the role of Bazilio in the new staging of “Marriage of Figaro”, which is having its premiere at the beginning of June.

Source:Emilija Kozule, LETA, April 4th, 2006

Unexpected Recognition

Our opera tenor Andris Lapins has just received a message that he has passed a competition for taking part in an international concert at the European Opera centre. He has won a scholarship and three roles in Ravel’s children’s opera “The Child and Spells”. The competition was hard “ he says.500 opera singers from ten European countries had pretended to have these roles. ”I took part in this competition only because one of the competitions was held in Riga and I have sung the role at our National Opera.”
This summer Andris Lapins is playing Teapot, Mathematics Professor and Frog in a performance at Liverpool. The desire to sing well is strong because the most successful one will be chosen for autumn guest performances in Greece, its island Crete, and Cyprus.

Source: Diena, April 5th, 2006

Latvian National Opera Singer Succeeds in Competition for Roles in Performances at European Opera Center

European Opera Center is an international organization, the patron of which is the world famous conductor
Kent Nagano.The organization was set up in 1997 and its aim was to support new opera performance artists who, after having finished their studies, want to start their professional career with a financial support from the European Union , offering them practical study options to partake in opera performances. Such possibility has just been opened to the Latvian Nationl Opera singer tenor Andris Lapins, who has received a scholarship and roles for M. Ravel’s opera for children The Child and the Enchantments

The audition turned out to be a severe competition, because other pretenders to the same roles took part from ten European countries. The performance will be in French,its original language and its staging is taking place this summer at Liverpool, England. It is also meant to show it in Greece, its island Crete, and Cyprus in autumn.

Andris Lapins has already performed the roles in Ravel’s opera at the Latvian National Opera, the premiere of which took place in November, 2004, singing in an unusually wide diapason and splendidly living his roles.

Up to now Andris Lapins has sung quite a row of different roles in opera performances at the Latvian National Opera, including the role of Canary Cips in Bird’ Opera, a shabby peasant in Shostakovich’s opera „Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk”, King Kaspar in Menotty opera „Amal and Night Visitor” and others.
At present he is engaged in preparing the role of Bazilio in the new staging of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Latvian National Opera. The premiere, taking place at the beginning of June, will be conducted by Zbigiew Graza (Poland).

Source: Vita Krauja, Latvijas Avize, February 4th, 2006



 
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