Raimundas Banionis

Opera Producer/Stage Director, Television Director


Raimundas Banionis was born in 1957 in Panevezys, Lithuania, the son of Donatas and Ona Banionis. In 1980, he graduated from Moscow Film School Vgik, where he studied film directing in Lev Kulidhanov’s and Tatjana Liosnova’s master class.

From 1980, Raimundas worked as a film director in the Lithuanian State Film Studio and in 1991 he joined the private film company “Litnek”, where he is directing and producing feature films, documentaris, TV programmes and commercials.


Operas produced by Raimundas Banionis:


J.S. Bach Mystery – “Matthaus-Passion”. Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra and Saulius Sondeckis (2000)

G. Verdi – “Rigoletto”. Klaipeda State Music Theatre (2003)

G. Puccini – “Tosca”. Estonian National Opera (Oksana Dyka, Badri Maisuradze, Sergey Leiferkus – 2005)

T. Kutavicius – opera-poem “Snake’s Eyes” (2005)

W.A. Mozart – “Don Giovani”. Klaipeda State Music Theatre (2006)

F. Alizade – “Garabaghname”. Baku I International Rostropofich Festival (2007)

G. Puccini – “Tosca”. Trondheim Opera and Symphony Orchestra, Norway (2009)

G. Puccini – “Turandot”. Trondheim Opera and Symphony Orchestra, Norway (2012)

P. I. Tchaikovsky – “Iolanta”. Klaipeda Music Theatre and ZavArté Classlic, Lithuania (2016)

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