Jānis Apeinis

Latvian baritone Jānis Apeinis graduated from the Vocal department of the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (2002) and received his Master degree in 2004 (the class of Professor Arvīds Imants Luste). He participated in master-classes with Rashele Shulova (1999), Axel Bauni (2002) and Rolando Panerai (2002). Has studied with Margarita Gruzdeva since 2004.

Jānis Apeinis made his debut at the Latvian National Opera in 2003. His operatic repertoire includes title roles in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Figaro in The Barber of Seville by G. Rossini, Marcello in La Boheme and Scarpia in Tosca by Puccini, Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor by G. Donizetti, Escamilio in Carmen by Georges Bizet, Prince Yeletsky in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades, etc.

In 2008 singer made his debut in the title role of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Tiroler Landestheater, and returned there with the role of Carlo Gerard in Giordano's Andrea Chenier in 2010.

Jānis Apeinis received Staburadze Ltd. scholarship at the Jāzeps Vītols 2nd International Vocal Competition, scholarship holder of Eniro Ltd. and the Creative Foundation (2003). Jānis Apeinis is a Prize winner of the 3rd International Jāzeps Vītols Vocal Competition (2004). Laureate of the annual Latvijas Gāze Award as the Best Opera Soloist of the Year (2008, 2011, 2012).

In 2009 held his first solo concert in Riga, in the Dress Circle Hall of the Latvian National Opera.

In 2012 Jānis Apeinis took part in the production of Eugene Onegin at Mikhailovsky Theatre in Saint-Petersburg.