Modestas Sedlevičius, baritone

Biography

The Lithuanian baritone, Modestas Sedlevičius, is one of the most outstanding young Baltic singers of his generation; recently awarded 3rd place at the International DEBUT Competition in Germany, and 2nd place at the International Virgilijus Noreika Singing Competition in Lithuania.

Modestas began his music studies at the Music and Theater Academy with Prof. Deividas Staponkus, after completing his degree in Chemistry at Vilnius University in Lithuania. Shortly afterwards, Modestas undertook vocal studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim, Germany with Prof. Rudolf Piernay and Prof. Snežana Stamenković.

Modestas was awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 2015 – 2016, he made his debut as the Papageno in an adapted version of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for children, and returned as the 2nd Handwerksbursche in Berg’s opera Wozzeck and as Servant of the Doge in I Due Foscari alongside Placido Domingo.

The 2022/23 season will bring Modestas to Bern, Switzerland to sing the title role in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, to The Wiener Volksoper, Austria to sing Dandini in La cenerentola and back to the Nederlandse Reisopera, Netherlands and Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, Germany to sing Papageo in Die Zauberflöte and Germont in La Traviata.

Modestas’ recent engagements include: the title role in Don Giovanni at the Aalto Theater in Essen, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Malmö Opera and Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, Shaunard in La Boheme at the Nederlandse Reisopera, Dandini in La Cenerentola at the Immling Festspiele in Bad Endorf, Arnold in I Lituani at the Lithuanian National Philharmonics in Vilnius and Valentin in Faust at the Theater St. Gallen. He took the title role in Don Giovanni in Koblenz, and sang Fritz in Die Tote Stadt at the Nederlandse Reisopera and Figaro in II barbiere di Siviglia at the National Opera in Vilnius and Münchener Kammeroper.

Besides his operatic career, Modestas is an enthusiastic concert singer. His repertoire includes Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Schubert’s Winterreise and many other French, Russian and German composers’ songs and cycles.

Modestas Sedlevičius was a finalist and winner of many singing competitions such as the International DEBUT Competition for Singers, 3 Place and Orchestra award in 2020, the International Virgilijus Noreika Competition for Singers, 2 Place in 2017, the International Karlsruhe Competition for Contemporary Music, 2 Place in 2017, the International Klaudia Taev Competition, and much more.

Calendar
Repertoire
Opera roles

Alban Berg

WOZZECK/Handwerksbursche

Christoph Willibald Gluck

ORFEO ED EURIDICE/Orfeo

Charles Gounod

FAUST/ Valentin

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

DIE TOTE STADT/Fritz

Ruggiero Leoncavallo

IL PAGLIACCI/Silvio

Massimiliano Matesic

DIE KATZE IVANKA/ Falana

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

DON GIOVANNI/Don Giovanni
LA FINTA GIARDINIERA/Nardo
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE/Papageno
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Figaro

Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHEME/Marcello
LA BOHEME/Schaunard

Gioacchino Rossini

LA CENERENTOLA/Dandini

Amilcare Ponchielli

I LITUANI/ Arnoldo

Carl Maria von Weber

DER FREISCHÜTZ/Ottokar
Concert repertoire

Johann Sebastian Bach

St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
Weihnachtsoratorium

Ludwig van Beethoven

Christus am Ölberg

Johannes Brahms

Ein deutsches Requiem

Antonin Dvorak

Mass in D-major Op. 86

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem

José Maurício Nunes Garcia

Missa Santa Cecilia

Franz Joseph Haydn

Die Schöpfung

Gustav Mahler

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Frank Martin

6 Monologe aus Jedermann

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mass in C minor, KV 427

Carl Orff

Carmina Burana

Georg Philipp Telemann

Die Donnerode
Review
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Lithuanian National Opera, 2018
medium.com
Modestas Sedlevičius delivered a sharp and funny Figaro. He’s active, mobile, and has his own barbershop on wheels, which attracted everyone’s attention just in time for his famous “Largo al factotum.” His powerful and deep voice instantly and with no struggle filled the hall with vigorous vitality.
DEBUT Competition, 2020
debut.de
Mit seinem fulminanten Auftritt mit der Eigenlob-Arie des Figaro Largo al factorum della città aus Rossinis Il Barbiere di Siviglia erntete er (Modestas Sedlevicius) in der TauberPhilharmonie Beifallsstürme, weil er nicht nur phänomenal sang, sondern es spektakulär vermochte, mit ironischen Untertönen den Körper inklusive der Augenbrauen im Takt vibrieren zu lassen. So hat man wohl den Figaro noch nie gesehen.
DON GIOVANNI, Immling Festspiele in Halfing, 2019
Das Opernglas
Außer einer sehr schönen und klangrunden Baritonstimme brachte in der Titelpartie der Litauer Modestas Sedlevicius auch das für einen Don Giovanni nötige Charisma mit auf die Bühne. Es gelang ihm gut, die manipulativen, rücksichtslosen und egozentrischen, aber auch seine verwundbaren Momente sichtbar zu machen, dabei bot er mühelos ausgesungene Phrasen und gute Dynamik in Gesang wie Spiel.
ORFEO ED EURIDICE, Immling Festspiele in Halfing, 2017
www.br-klassik.de
Hervorragender Orfeo. Diese Herrlichkeit hat noch einen zweiten Namen: Modestas Sedlevičius. Der litauische Bariton, hörbar liedgeschult, packt das gleißende Glück und den stechenden Schmerz des Orfeo wie selbstverständlich in seine großartig geführte Stimme. Edel, zupackend, vor Leiden und Leidenschaft sich verzehrend.
DER FREISCHÜTZ, Immling Festspiele in Halfing, 2018
www.br-klassik.de
Großartig allerdings der noble Modestas Sedlevicius in seinem kurzen, aber prägnanten Auftritt als Ottokar.
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Photo by Nicole Richter

Representation:
DK, NO, SE, FI, IS, DE