Latvian baritone, Valdis Jansons, made his opera debut as Antonio in 2004 under the direction of Antonello Allemandi.
Winner of many international competitions (Giuseppe Di Stefano 2006, As.Li.Co. 2009), he has sung in more than 30 theaters all over the world. Among them: Teatro alla Scala in Berg's Lulu, directed by Peter Stein and conducted by Daniele Gatti in 2011; Teatro Carlo Felice di Genoa as Capulet in Romeo et Juliette, directed by Jean Louis Grinda and conducted by Fabio Luisi in 2012; Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, Teatro Regio di Parma, SÃo Carlos Theater of Lisbon, Moscow's Bolshoi Theater, Theater an der Wien, NCPA in Beijing, Lincoln Center in New York.
Mr. Jansons will soon be heard at the Montecarlo Theater in Rusalka as well as in his hometown, at the Latvian National Opera House as Il Conte di Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro.