Lithuanian tenor Edgaras Montvidas trained in Vilnius and was subsequently accepted into the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He recently made his debut at the Opéra National du Rhin Strasbourg as Don José ('Carmen') and at the Bregenzer Festspielen as Pinkerton ('Madam Butterfly'). Further highlights were Stewa ('Jenufa') at the Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 'Eugene Onegin' at the Oslo Opera, Alwa ('Lulu') at the Theater an der Wien or Stravinsky's 'Perséphone' with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other engagements have taken him to the Staatsoper Hamburg, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Opernhaus Zürich, the Semperoper Dresden, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, the Dutch National Opera, the Opéra Comique Paris, the Grand Théâtre de Genêve, or the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Concert highlights include Stravinsky's 'Le Rossignol' with the Berlin Philharmonic and Pierre Boulez, the 'Verdi Requiem' on tour with the Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner, or Szymanowski 'Harnasie' with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle. Edgaras is a recipient of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and the Arts 2022, the Lithuanian Order of Merit from President Dalia Grybauskaite and has twice been awarded the Lithuanian Theatre Prize 'The Golden Cross of the Stage' (2009 and 2022). Edgaras Montivas will make his debut at Theater Basel in the 23/24 season as Don José in 'Carmen'.