Lithuanian soprano Viktorija Miškūnaitė has twice been awarded the Golden Cross of the Stage – one of the most prestigious theatre awards in Lithuania, and has been named the Opera Singer of the year twice by the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Her roles at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre include Giulietta I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, the title-role MANON, both directed by Vincent Boussard, Violetta LA TRAVIATA, and Mimi LA BOHÈME directed by Cristina Mazzavillani Muti, Micaela CARMEN directed by Arnaud Bernard, Elisabetta DON CARLO directed by Günter Krämer, as well as Ilia IDOMENEO directed by Graham Vick and Liu TURANDOT directed by Robert Wilson.
Other guest engagements include the title-role DIDONE ABBANDONATA at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik (later released on commercial DVD), Marchesa del Poggio UN GIORNO DI REGNO at the Festival della Valle d’Itria and Giulietta I CAPULETI È I MONTECCHI for the Academia Internationale Rodolfo Celletti Belcanto. Viktorija’s most recent roles with the National Opera include Tatiana EUGENE ONEGIN, Rachel LA JUIVE and the Marschallin DER ROSENKAVALIER. Concert appearances include the soprano solo in Rachmaninov The Bells with the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk under the direction of Risto Joost at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. This season Viktorija will sing the Ravel SCHEHERAZADE with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Cyril Diederich.
Miškūnaitė attended the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart. She has participated in numerous competitions including the International Competition of Opera Singers, St Petersburg, the Leyla Gencer Voice Competition Istanbul, the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, Vienna, and numerous masterclasses and festivals including Verbier Festival Academy (2013 and 2014), Opernwerkstaat with Peter Konwitschny, Barbara Bonney and Thomas Quasthoff.