Andris Lapins Makes Debut at Liverpool Royal Philharmonic
Today Andris Lapins, a tenor of the Latvian National Opera, takes part
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
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.
Source:Emilija Kozule, LETA, April 4th, 2006
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.”
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
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.
Source: Vita Krauja, Latvijas Avize, February 4th, 2006