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Ausrine Stundyte

– Stundyte is a consummate stage animal, and acts her heart out in the part. (Financial Times about Stundyte as Salome in Berlin)

Born in Vilnius, soprano Ausrine Stundyte studied voice at the Lithuanian Music Academy and at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. He started her career with appearances at Oper Leipzig and as a member of the ensemble of Cologne Opera, she guested in Essen, Lübeck, Lisbon or - as Sieglinde in Die Walküre - in Palermo.

Stundyte has received several scholarships and awards, among them a special award of Chambre Professionnelle des Directeurs d'Opéra Paris.

Recent highlights include her role debuts in the title role of Salome at Staatsoper Berlin spring 2018 and of Carlotta in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten at Komische Oper. Autumn 2018 she was Tosca in the new production at the Finnish National Opera.

Spring 2019 she gave her debut at Opera National de Paris as Katarina Ismailova in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, as well as singing Salome at Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Autumn 2019 she will also appear at Wiener Staatsoper as Salome, as well as make a revisit to Staatsoper Berlin (December 2019) in this title role.

Renata in Prokofiev’s challenging The Fiery Angel has become one of her signature roles, which Stundyte has sung in Warsaw as well as at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and at Opéra de Lyon.

Update: Stundyte was to sing the title role in Salome at Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen) May 2020, but due to Covid-19, both performances were cancelled.