Rinalds Kandalincevs

Rinalds Kandalincevs

Baritone

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Latvian baritone Rinalds kandalincevs has a warm and full sounding voice with a shiny top and a convincing stage presence.
He studied singing in Latvian Academy of Music and Norwegian Academy of Music, as well as with several maestros (Margarita Gruzdeva, James McCray, Maris Skuja and Dale Fundling among others).
Starting with his first appearances on stage in 2006 until 2019, he has sung a wide variety of early music repertoire in many concerts and opera performances (these include C.Monteverdi “L’Orfeo” and “Vespro”, G.Carrissimi “Jephte”, G.Caccini “L’Euridice”, G.F.Händel “Serse” and “Deidamia”, F.Rebel “Ismene”, J.S.Bach “Kaffeekantate”, “Weihnachtsoratorium” and many others), mostly with the early music orchestra Collegium Musicum Riga and maestro Maris Kupcs.
In 2018 Rinalds made his debut at the Latvian National Opera, appearing at the season opening gala and performing Marcello in G.Puccini’s “La boheme” and Silvio in R.Leoncavallo’s “I pagliacci” that season. Since then he has been with the company, singing wide range of roles, including Dandini in G.Rossini’s “La cenerentola” and Danilo in F.Lehar’s “Die lustige Witwe”, as well as Giovanni in W.A.Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, prince Yeletsky in P.Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of spades”, Simon in G.Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” etc., cooperating with Martins Ozolins, Andris Veismanis, Kaspars Adamsons, Vladimir Kiradjiev, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Michael Hofstetter, Thomas Rösner, Atvars Lakstigala and other maestros.
Rinalds is a regular guest soloist at the annual Sigulda Opera festival in Latvia, he has also been a guest at the St.Petersburg Chamber opera (Russia, in 2016 and 2019) and Narva Opera festival (Estonia, in 2021).
In 2020 he was nominated for the Latvian Great Music award for outstanding performances throughout the season.