According to the article "Many-Sided Talent” by Daina Klimauskaitė, Sidabrė, 1997 03 01

Eduardas Gutauskas (1937-2001) is a theatrical person by the widest meaning of the word. He has been acting on the stage for more 30 years and has created more than sixty various roles in operas and operettas. Theatre is his life-style rather than work.

Eduardas Gutauskas was born in Alytus but the war made the family move to their uncle’s house in Joniškis region. The beautiful nature and wonderful people of this region could have made an influence on the singer. He remembers that returning from dances with his friend, they sang Lithuanian folk songs. The teacher of painting J. Vainauskas opened the path to the world of art to pupils. Serving in the army, the singer met another wonderful person – general I. Repin, a far relative of the famous Russian singer of the same name. Thanks to the general, the young singer got acquainted with the operas and operettas of Sverdlovski of high artistic level.

After the military service, Eduardas entered the evening music school when he started working as a supernumerary at the drama theatre in Karaliaučius (Kaliningrad). Singing attracted E. Gutauskas more and more; therefore, he went for consulting to Klaipėda and Vilnius music schools hiding his family relations with the well-known tenor, soloist of Vilnius Opera and Ballet Theatre Kazys Gutauskas.

In 1964, Eduardas studied at Vilnius conservatory, singing class of Z. Paulauskas. The lyrical tenor, musicality and good stage data were noticed by the artistic director S. Rudaitis, who invited him to sing in G. Puccini’s opera “Girl from the West”. In 1968, Gutauskas is already singing Faustus in Ch. Guno’s opera by the same name. This was how the life of the actor measured by seasons and operas started.

He sang a number of serious tenor’s parts at Vilnius Opera and Ballet Theatre: Alfredo and Casio in G. Verdi’s operas “Traviata“ and “Othelo“, Almaviva in G. Rossini’s “Sevilian Barber” Lenski in P. Chaikovski’s “Eugenij Onegin” etc. In 1976 the artist was invited to Kaunas Musical Theatre and replenished his repertoire by the beloved roles of Turidu in P. Maskanjo’s “Village Honour“, Lenel in F. Flotov’s “Marta“, Pedro in E. d Albert’s “Valley“.