Egils Silins

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In Latvia we approach each other as minorities. We nurture the greatest respect for each other and the world premiere of an Old Testament subject matter in German enhances this readiness and interest to an astonishing degree.

Egils Silins current and future projects include Barak at Staatsoper Berlin, Amfortas at Staatsoper Hamburg, Holländer New Production at Latvian National opera, Fidelio at ABAO Bilbao, Walküre Wotan with Bayreuther Festspiele on tour, Wotan and Wanderer in Achim Freyers new Ring production, Walküre Wotan at San Carlo di Napoli and New National Theater Tokyo, Telramund at Vienna State Opera and his return to Bayreuther Festspiele with Lohengrin and Parsifal, among others.

Recent engagements include his debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele under the baton of Christian Thielemann, the Demon new production at Teatro del Liceo Barcelona,Wanderer at Opera Munich, Lysiart at Dresdner Philharmonie, Walküre Wotan at Staatsoper Hamburg, Telramund at Tokyo Spring Festival, among others.

He returned to Opera de Paris with Samson et Dalila and Lohengrin with maestro Philippe Jordan, and sung as well Wanderer at Leipzig and Budapest Opera, Holländer at Teatro del Liceo Barcelona, Jochanaan at ABAO and Festival Verbier, among others.

Past seasons engagements include the Wotan and Jochanaan at the Opernhaus Zürich, Holländer at Teatro Real, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Semperoper and Royal Opera House, Wotan and Sebastiano at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Amfortas and Klingsor Teatro del Liceo Barcelona and Opernhaus Zürich, Prince Igoragain in Zürich, Jochanaan at London Royal Opera House, Ring Cycle at Opera de Paris and Bayerische Staatsoper Münich, Jochanaan at Volksoper Vienna, Telramund and Holländer at NCPA Beijing and at Festival de Orange, Wotan at Opera de Monte-Carlo.

He has performed Scarpia at Staatsoper Berlin, Ring/Wotan-Wanderer at Budapest Wagner festival and Tokio Nomori Festival, Kurwenal at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Jochanaan at Ravinia Festival Chicago, Amfortas at New National Theater Tokio, Holländer at ROH Covent Garden, Wotan and Wanderer at Leipzig Opera, Holländer at Düsseldorf Opera, Escamillo at Hamburg Opera, Wotan and Wanderer at Tokyo Nomori Spring Festival with Maestro Marek Janowski , Mandryka at Oper Köln, Ring/Wotan-Wanderer at Budapest Wagner festival, Pizarro at Vienna State Opera Jago at Cincinnati Hall with Maestro James Conlon.

The bass-baritone Egils Silins was born in Latvia and graduated from the Latvian Academy of Music. After having his debut at the Latvian National Opera, in ‘Mephistopheles’ (Boito) and winning ten international competitions he made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in ‘I Puritani’. He gained huge international acclaim singing the title role in ‘Le Demon’ (Rubinstein) at the Bregenzer Festspiele, and further more performed at prestigious music festivals including The Tanglewood Music Festival, Savonlinna Opera Festival and Glyndebourne Festival.

Egils Silins performes at many of the worldʼs leading opera houses, including Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Hamburgische Staatsoper, ROH London, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche and Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro del Liceu, Teatro Real, Mariinsky Theatre, Opernhaus Zürich, Chicago Opera, Staatstheater München, among others.

His repertoire (more than 70 roles), include: Holländer/Fliegender Holländer, Wotan/Rheingold/Walküre, Wanderer/Siegfried, Amfortas-Klingsor/Parsifal, Telramund/Lohengrin, Kurwenal/Tristan und Isolde, Jochanaan/Salome, Barak/Woman without Shadows, Orest/Elektra, Demon/Demon, Rangoni-Boris/Boris Godunov, Gd. Prêtre/Samson et Dalila, Mephisto/Faust and Damnation de Faust, Sebastiano/Tiefland, Jago/Otello, Scarpia/Tosca and Germont/Traviata.

He works with world’s renowned conductors as Marek Janowski, Christian Thielemann, Philippe Jordan, Christoph von Dohnányi, Zubin Mehta, Ricardo Mutti, Fabio Luisi, Seiji Ozawa, James Conlon, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marcello Viotti, Marc Minkowski, Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Daniele Gatti, Vladimir Fedosseyev, Neeme Järvi, Mariss Jansons, Andris Nelsons, Sebastian Weigle, Kazushi Ono, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, among others.