Performance Database

Egils Silins

Egils Silins has stablished himself internationally as one of the most demanded bass baritones of his generation.
Most recent and upcoming projects include Telramund at Vienna State Opera, at Spring Festival Tokyo and Oper Leipzig, Wotan/Wanderer in the Ring at MÜPA Wagner Tagen Budapest under the baton of Adam Fischer and later again in the Ring with the Dresdner Philharmonie under the baton of Marek Janowski. He returns with Lohengrin to the Bayerische Staatsoper and with the villaines in Hoffmanns tales and Kurwenal to the NNTT Tokyo. He will as well debut Hans Sachs at Spring Festival Tokyo under Maestro Janowski.
Recent appareances include the new Fidelio production at ROH Covent Garden, Kurwenal at
Copenhaguen Opera Germont at LNO, Grand Pretre at ABAO Bilbao, Orest at Wiesbaden Maifestival and Wotan in the Ring Cycle, Wotan and Holländer at NNTT Tokyo, Deutsche Oper Berlin and with Orchestre National de Lyon.

Engagements in the last seasons include Barak at Staatsoper Berlin, Amfortas and Walküre Wotan at Staatsoper Hamburg, Walküre Wotan with Bayreuther Festspiele on tour and at San Carlo di Napoli, 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, Telramund at Tokyo Spring Festival, among others. Earlier 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.

In past seasons he performed the Wotan and Jochanann 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 at Teatro Liceo Barcelona and Opernhaus Zürich, Prince I g o r again in Zürich, Jochanaan and Holländer at London Royal Opera House, Wotan/Wanderer in the 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, Scarpia at Staatsoper Berlin, Wagner festival and Tokio Nomori Festival, Kurwenal at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Jochanaan at Ravinia Festival Chicago,

Amfortas at NNTT Tokio, Wotan and Wanderer at Leipzig Opera, Holländer at Düsseldorf Opera, Escamillo at Hamburg Opera, Wotan and Wanderer in the Ring Cylcle at Tokyo Nomori Spring Festival with Maestro Marek Janowski andBudapest Wagner festiva with Adam Fischer, Mandryka at Oper Köln, 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 and winning ten international competitions he made his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper. 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 regularly at many of the world´s leading opera houses, including, Wiener Staatsoper, 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, Bayersiche Staatsoper München.

His repertoire (more than 90 roles), include: 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.


Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2022 Das Rheingold Wotan
2019 Lohengrin Der Heerrufer des Königs
2018 Lohengrin Der Heerrufer des Königs