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Edgars Skarbulis

Baritone Edgars Skarbulis began his singing career as a member of the world-famous Youth Choir Kamēr..., which encouraged him to study Voice at bachelor and master degree level at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, class of Zigrīda Krīgere (2012–2018). Since 2018, he continues his education as a post-graduate student at the Mannheim Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Germany with Professor Snezana Stamenkovic.

Skarbulis was a chorus singer with the Latvian National opera from 2013 to 2018; he has also been the project manager and vocal coach at the Youth Choir Kamēr…. Courses with Margreet Honig, Joy Mammen, Eckhart Wycik, Asta Krikščiunaite and Phillip Moll as well as Erasmus studies with Roland Schubert (Leipzig, 2015), Dresden masterclasses (2017, 2018) and international summer course Oper Oder-Spree have helped polish his skills. He is a member of the board of the Latvian Voice Teachers Association.

As a soloist, he has collaborated with such maestri as Māris Kupčs, Andris Veismanis, Viesturs Gailis, Aigars Meri and Jānis Puriņš, most recently performing Messiah by Handel, Stabat mater by Schubert and d’Astorga, Oratorio de Noël by Saint-Saëns, Te Deum and Messe de minuit pour Noël by Charpentier, Passion and Resurrection by Ešenvalds, Jephte by Carissimi and Daphne by da Gagliano. Together with pianist Dace Kļava he toured Latvia with Bethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, for which he was nominated for the Pēteris Plakidis Chamber music prize. Edgars Skarbulis debuted as Melisso (Alcina) at the Hamburg Music and Theatre Academy in 2018 and with critical acclaim interpreted the role of Gatte (Reigen, Philippe Boesmans) in Mannheim and Stuttgart in 2019.

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