Event date: 2020-11-19

Event starts: 19:00   Event ends: 21:30

Event place: Šiaulių arena

The performance is postponed from April 8th

Musical performance „Mažvydas“

The tour of the musical performance „Mažvydas“ is moved to 2021 year!

Unfortunately, the tour of the musical performance „Mažvydas“ planned for this autumn in Lithuania will be moved to 2021. The ensemble „Lietuva“ has made such a decision taking into account the spreading pandemic in the country.

In 2021 the performances of „Mažvydas“ will take place on almost identical dates, as they should have been on this year’s tour: Panevėžys (10.06), Alytus (10.08), Marijampolė (10.20), Mažeikiai (10.22), Klaipėda (10.28) and Kaunas (11.03-04). All previously purchased tickets are valid and do not require additional application.

If you are not satisfied with the new performance dates, please contact us by e-mail: and send the completed refund form. You can find the application here: 

The organizers sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. The whole creative team wishes everyone health and encourage to follow the recommendations of doctors in order to protect themselves and others.

About the program

The unique musical performance „Mažvydas“, combining history and poetry, real facts and creative freedom, tells about the birth of the first Lithuanian book – „Catechism“ – its author Martynas Mažvydas, his dramatic and complex life, the conditions, challenges and reality of Lithuanian dissemination in the 16th century, against the background of major political and religious changes.

The loss of a loved person, dramatic decisions and voluntary exile are only a small part of Mažvydas’ drama based on Justinas Marcinkevičius, which will be revived in the autumn after the March 11 premiere. Even the greatest fans of musical theater and the writer of bright memory did not remain indifferent to the breathtaking text, heartbreaking arias and music combining different styles – here everyone discovered things close to themselves.

This premiere of the project’s creator – State Ensemble „Lietuva“ – is one of the attempts to touch the classics, opening it up and making it its own, understandable and close to the widest possible audience. The collage genre, based on classical opera, unites various music styles, therefore the opera „Mažvydas“ combined the sound of national and symphony orchestra string instruments, brass and electronic music, film music and popular music style.



Mažvydas – Vladas Bagdonas / Giedrius Arbačiauskas 

Mažvydas’ lover Marija – Monika Marija / Dovilė Kazonaitė 

Mažvydas’ son Kasparas – Mantas Jankavičius / Rokas Spalinskas  

Mažvydas’ stepson Kristupas – Rokas Laureckis 

Mažvydas’ wife Benigna – Jovita Vaškevičiūtė / Joana Gedmintaitė  

Lutheran priest, cousin of Mažvydas Vilentas – Saulius Vasiliauskis 

Monk-Inquisitor – Martynas Žukauskas 

Artists: State Ensemble „Lietuva“  



Director – Kęstutis Stasys Jakštas 

Author of libretto and screenplay – Arnas Ališauskas 

Composer – Jonas Jurkūnas 

Conductor – dr. Egidijus Kaveckas 

Scenographer – Gintaras Makarevičius 

Costume designer – Olga Filatova-Kontrimienė 

Choreographer – Aušra Krasauskaitė 

Projection designer – Rimas Sakalauskas 

Light designer – Audrius Jankauskas 



Art Director – Giedrius Svilainis

Orchestra conductor – Egidijus Kaveckas

Chief Choir-master – Algimantas Kriūnas

Chief Ballet-master – Edgaras Suprunas







THE PROJECT IS FINANCED BY: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania


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