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Vida Miknevičiūtė made her brilliant debut at Berlin State Opera in the 2018/19 season as Chrysothemis under the baton of Daniel Barenboim and returned to the Berlin State Opera as Helmwige (Walküre). She also appeared as Natalie Princess of Orange (The Prince of Homburg) at State Opera Stuttgart, as Elettra (Idomeneo) at State Theatre Kassel, Marguerite (Faust) and Lisa (Queen of Spades) at the Latvian National Opera Riga and as Maria Boccanegra (Simon Boccanegra) at the State Theatre Mainz. Her debut as Salome, celebrated by press and audience alike, led Vida Miknevičiūtė to the Victorian Opera in Melbourne.
From 2011 to 2020, Vida Miknevičiūtė has been a member of the ensemble of the State Theatre in Mainz. There she has sung Elettra (Idomeneo), Eva (Eva), Lydia Ivanovna (Fatinitza), Natalie Princess of Orange (The Prince of Homburg), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Margherita (Mefistofele), Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Marguerite (Faust), Blanche (Dialogues des Carmélites), Mimì (La bohème), Ursula (Mathis der Maler). In the season 2017/18 she made her role debuts as Elisabetta (Don Carlo) and as The Great Whore (Antikrist). 2018/19 followed her debut as Sieglinde in R. Wagners/Loriots Der Ring an einem Abend and Maria Boccanegra in Simon Boccanegra. Engegaments led her to the State Theatre Kassel, where she sang the Empress, Chrysothemis and Maddalena di Coigny (Andrea Chénier), to the Opera Frankfurt as Sylva Varescú (Die Csárdásfürstin) and to the Opera Leipzig as Irene (Rienzi) and Helmwige (Walküre). At the Latvian National Opera in Riga she gave her debut as Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) and as Marguerite (Faust) and at the State Theatre Wiesbaden as Senta in Flying Dutchman. Further, she is a welcome guest at the Hamburg State Opera, therefore she has sung a guest performance in Brisbane (Australia) as Freia (Das Rheingold) under the Baton of Simone Young. In the season 2018/19 she returned to the Latvian National Opera as Senta in a new production of Wagner`s Flying Dutchman.
She has worked with renowned conductors and directors such as Simone Young, Daniel Barenboim, Adam Fischer, Valery Gergiev, Alexander Joel, Eun Sun Kim, Peter Schneider, Kent Nagano, Gintaras Rinkevicius and Hermann Bäumer as well as, Lorenzo Fioroni, Katharina Thalbach, Johannes Schütz, Tilman Knabe, Harry Kupfer, Christof Nel, Tom Ryser and Vera Nemirova.
Vida Miknevičiūtė’s concerts engagements led her to the Tonhalle Zürich, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Finnish Gergiev Festival in Mikkeli, as well as in her home country Lithuania. She has sung the soprano parts in Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Brahms’ German Requiem, Mahler’s 4th Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Verdi´s Messa di Requiem.
Vida Miknevičiūtė made her master’s degree in singing at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Kaunas. An Erasmus scholarship led the young soprano to the University of Music ”Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig. After that, Vida Miknevičiūtė became a member of the International Opera Studio of the Zürich Opera House. During that time, she already had guest contracts at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Theatre Basel. From 2008 until 2010 she was a member of the International Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera, where she sang roles like Pamina (The Magic Flute), Micaëla (Carmen), Wellgunde and Freia (Das Rheingold), as well as Helmwige (Walküre).
Vida Miknevičiūtė was the recipient of 1st prize and 1st audience award in the Robert Stolz « Viennese Operetta » singing competition in Hamburg and received several prizes in other competitions in Lithuania and Russia. She is also a fellow of the Concorso Riccardo Zandonai in Riva del Garda, as well as of the Barenberg Bank for artistic development in Hamburg.
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