Lina Dambrauskaite

Lina Dambrauskaite is Lithuanian soprano who graduated from the International Opera Studio in Opernhaus Zurich. She completed her classical singing studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and trained in the Royal Academy Opera program at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

 In 2015 she made her operatic debut as Barbarina in W. A. Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Lina also sang the role of Thais in G. F. Handel’s Alexander’s Feast, Yniold in C. Debussy’s Pellėas et Mėlisande (Vilnius City Opera). Her other roles with the Lithuanian National Opera include Giulietta in V. Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Giulietta in J. Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann and Sophie in R. Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. She performed in Germany, Italy, South Korea, China and represented Lithuania at the Universal Exposition “Expo 2015“ in Milan and “Expo  2022” in Dubai.

 In 2017 Lina made her London debut as Zerlina in Royal Academy Opera’s production of W. A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Her roles with the RAO include Semele in Handel’s Semele, Le Feu/Le Rossignol in Ravel’s Lenfant et les sortileges and Vixen in Janaček’s The Cunning Little Vixen.

 In 2019 the soprano joined the international opera studio of Opernhaus Zurich, where she performed as Papagena in W. A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Xenia in M. Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and La Primadonna in G. Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma. She was later invited back to Opernhaus Zurich for the role of Alice in P. Valtinoni’s Alice im Wunderland.

 The singer is frequently invited to perform soprano solo parts in various oratorios and sacred works: J. S. Bach’s St Matthews Passion (with Trevor Pinnock and the Dunedin Consort), J. Haydn’s The Creation (with Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla), G. Mahler’s Symphony no 4 (with Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla and CBSO), J. S. Bach’s Magnificat (with Riccardo Minasi and La Scintilla of Opernhaus Zurich).

 In March of 2022 Lina was awarded with the Golden Cross of the Stage – the most important and honourable performing arts awards in Lithuania – for her  performances as Marie in La fille du Regiment and Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier.