Latvian baritone Janis Apeinis made his debut at the Latvian National Opera in 2003. He sang the title role of Eugen Onegin at the Tiroler Landestheater in 2008 and returned there as Carlo Gérard in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier in 2010. He has appeared at the Mikhailovsky Theater in St.Petersburg in the title role of Eugen Onegin in 2013, when the performance received two Golden Mask awards, for the “best opera production” and the “best stage director”. Janis Apeinis won the Latvijas Gaze award “Best Opera Singer” in 2008, 2011 and 2012. His repertoire includes the title roles of Eugen Onegin and Don Giovanni, Escamillo, Scarpia, Marcello, Sharpless, Lescaut, Conte di Luna, Enrico Ashton, Conte Almaviva, Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Yeletsky and Joseph (Ešenvalds’ opera Joseph is a fruitful bough). Janis Apeinis graduated from the Jozeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music and received his Master’s degree in 2004. The same year he became prizewinner of the Jozeps Vitols Vocal Competition.