August 25 d. 19:00 Pažaislis Monastery

LAIMIS VILKONČIUS: OPERA “THE CREATION OF THE WORLD”


Performers:

LITHUANIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius
KAUNAS STATE CHOIR
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Soloists:
JERONIMAS MILIUS (vocals)
EGIDIJUS BAVIKINAS (tenor)
ONA KOLOBOVAITĖ (soprano)
IEVA PRUDNIKOVAITĖ (mezzo-soprano)
STEPONAS ZONYS (baritone)
Conductor GINTARAS RINKEVIČIUS
Laimutis Vilkončius: musical “Creation of the World”  (concert performance)

The final concert of the 29th Pažaislis Music Festival will feature the premiere of the opera “The Creation of the World” by composer Laimis Vilkončius. “I have been interested in the genre of musical drama ever since Andrew Lloyd Webber created the rock opera Jesus Christ – Superstar. This work has made a great impression on me and influenced me a lot”, says the composer. The composer’s biography is coloured by a wide range of musical genres, including works for choirs, soloists and orchestras, children’s music, theatre and cinema.
The composer has enjoyed a particularly successful collaboration with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius. In August 2018, when Vilkončius’s rock opera “Eglė” was performed at the Pažaislis Music Festival, the audience could barely fit into the large courtyard of the monastery. So it is with joyful anticipation that we all look forward to the premiere of the opera “The Creation of the World”, performed by the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, a group of charismatic soloists and Maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius, who is always open to new challenges.

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