Viktorija Kaminskaite

After successful premiere of role dubute as Tatyana in Tchaikovski´s Eugen Onegin, V. Kaminskaite became a memeber of ensmeble of Nationaltheater Mannheim for season 2021/2022. She is grateful for collaboration with genereal music director A. Soddy and first cappelmeister J. Liepinš. Kaminskaite did her debutes in Puccinis Madama Butterfly as Cio-cio-san and also Agathe in Webers Freischütz. She is preparing her biggest debut as Sieglinde in Wagners Walküre.

Kaminskaite is a passionate concert singer. She had an honor to sing with Vienna Tonkünstler orchestra conducted by Alfre Eschwé and Lorenz Eichner.

In pandemic time , march 2021 V.Kaminskaite sang titelrole in a premiere of G.F. Händel´s Alcina at Staatstheater Braunschweig.

Viktorija Kaminskaite debute with great success and recognition of the press with the role of Rosalinde in J. Strauss " Die Fledermaus" in Austria.

She sang several concerts at Gewandhaus, Thomaskirche and made a tour in Germany with B. Britten´s War Requiem. She returned with several performances of Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte of W.A. Mozart to Goethe Theater in Bad Lauchstädt.

Lately she made her debute at Deutsche Oper Berlin in the leading role The cunning little Vixen on Leoš Janaček and returend as a guest soloist to Semperoper in Dresden, where she sang under conducting of Asher Fish.

She sang also G. Verdi " Requiem and did her debut at Philharmonie in Berlin with W. A. Mozart´s "Exultate Jubilatae".

In 2018 Viktorija Kaminskaite was invited as a guest professor and foreign expert to International University in Chengdu, China.

In 2005 Viktorija Kaminskaite won a scholarship from the Komische Oper Berlin and subsequently sang „Zerlina“ in Mozart’s "Don Giovanni“, conducted by Kiril Petrenko with this company. 2006 she achieved the 1st prize at the Albert- Lortzing-Wettbewerb in Leipzig. In 2008 she became a member of the company of the Leipzig opera where she very successfully sang many leading parts of her repertoire. She continued to have regular guest appearances after leaving the company. Her close relationship with the house allowed her to collaborate with many important conductors and directors, which was an important influence on her later development and which was also the source of intense and numerous ongoing collaborations with Peter Konwitschny and others.

In 2013 she was invited to the Bayreuth Festival to sing „Dorella“ in Wagner’s comic opera “Das Liebesverbot“, with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig conducted by Constantin Trinks. During the 2015/16 season Viktorija Kaminsaite had an impressive success with her debut at the Semperoper in Dresden, singing Gretel in Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel“ in a production by Katharina Thalbach. She will return to the Semperoper in 2016/17 and 2017/2018.

The artist has acquired a vast opera repertoire, among which can be found the most beautiful soprano roles: Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Pamina, Micaela, Donna Fiorilla, Mimi, Anne Truelove, The cunning little vixen, Alcina, Governess and many others. She has been engaged by many important opera companies, like Komische Oper Berlin, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, Staatstheater Kassel, Oper Halle, the Vilnius City Opera, Opera de Lyon, the Gran Teatro Nacional Perú in Lima, Metropolitan opera and Muza Symphony Hall in Tokyo etc.

Ms. Kaminskaite is also a very active concert singer, being featured with several major orchestras conducted by Fabio Luisi, Jonathan Nott, Jun Märkl, Gabriel Feltz, Ulf Schirmer, Michael Sanderling etc., and also regularly appearing in concerts at the Gewandhaus and the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.

She presented herself with art song, presenting internationally several very diverse programs, among which we should mention the performances of Gustav Mahler ́s "Kindertotenlieder" with the Leipzig string quartet at the Gustav Mahler Festival in Toblach (Dobbiaco) 2015 and the Weil am Rhein - Music Festival 2016.

Viktorija Kaminsaite’s CD-recordings of von Wolf-Ferrari’s “Le donne curiose“ with Ulf Schirmer and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and of Eugen d’Albert’s “Seejungfräulein“ with the MDR - Symphony-Orchestra and Jun Märkl for Naxos have received high critical acclaim.

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