Ausrine Stundyte, Sopran
Ausrine Stundyte was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. She studied at the
Lithuanian Music Academy with Prof. Irena Milkeviciute before in 2000 she
undertook further study at the Hochschule for Musik and Theatre in Leipzig with
Prof. Helga Forner. She has won several prizes and scholarships, including the
prize of the Chambre Profesionnelle des Directeurs d'Opera Paris, the Helikon
Moscow Opersa prize and the 2nd Operetta prize in the 25th International Hans
Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna.
Ausrine Stundyte sung in the ensemble of the Cologne Opera House among others,
parts like Nedda in Pagliacci, Mimi in La Bohème, Agathe in Der Freischütz and
Cho-Cho-San in Madama Butterfly. She has sung in Seattle Opera in USA, Arena di Verona in Italy, the National Theatre Sao Carlos in Portugal, the National Opera of Lithuania, the Leipzig Opera House, the Aalto Theatre in Essen, theater Luebeck, the Gewandhaus Concert Hall in Leipzig, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart and the Philharmonic concert halls of Cologne and Essen. There she has sung among others, parts like Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, Manon in Puccini's Manon Lescaut, Maddalena di Coigny in Andrea Chénier and Donna Branca in
A Keil's "Donna Branca". Her wide ranging concert and lieder repertoire includes song cycles by Strauss, Berg and Wagner. Ausrine Stundyte has recorded songs by Hermann Heyer for the German MDR Radio.
Further productions to be sung among others are Kundry in Wagner's
"Parsifal" and Marietta in Korngold's "Die tote Stadt" in Lubeck, Tosca in Lucca
and Sieglinde in Wagner's "Walküre" in Palermo, Italy.