Lithuanian soprano Ausrine Stundyte made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2020 as Elektra under Franz Welser-Möst and sang this role again in 2021 in Salzburg as well as at the Vienna and Hamburg State Operas.
Following appearances as Renata (The Fiery Angel) in Madrid, Jeanne in Penderecki’s Die Teufel von Loudun in Munich and Judith (Bluebeard’s Castle) at the 2022 Salzburg Festival, her plans for the 2022/23 season include Katerina Izmaylova (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District) in Geneva and Vienna, Dido (Dido and Aeneas) and the Woman in Erwartung in Munich and Elektra in concert performances under Antonio Pappano.
Important recent engagements have included her role debut as Regan in Reimann’s Lear in Munich, Renata at the Theater an der Wien, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, in Warsaw, under Gianandrea Noseda in Zurich, in Munich and under Kazushi Ono in Lyon, Marietta (Die tote Stadt) in Cologne, Judith in Venice and at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Salome at the Berlin and Vienna State Operas, in Bologna and in Dallas, the title role of Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna in Baltimore and at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Heliane in Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane at the Bard SummerScape Festival, in Ghent and in Antwerp, Andrea in José Maria Usandizaga’s Basque folk opera Mendi Mendiyan in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Katerina Izmaylova under Ingo Metzmacher in Paris, under Kazushi Ono in Lyon and under Dmitri Jurowski in Antwerp, Tosca in Helsinki, Seattle and São Paulo, Salome in Berlin and Bologna, Carlotta in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Bianca in Zemlinsky’s Eine florentinische Tragödie in Amsterdam, Catalani’s Loreley at the St Gallen Festival, Venus (Tannhäuser) in Venice and Antwerp, Montezuma in Rihm’s Die Eroberung von Mexico in Cologne and Madrid, Leonore (Fidelio) under Zubin Mehta in Florence and at the Vienna Volksoper, Margherita in Boito’s Mefistofele in Munich, Chrysothemis (Elektra) in Antwerp, the title role in La Gioconda in St Gallen and Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly) in Savonlinna and Seattle.
Ausrine Stundyte studied in her home city of Vilnius and in Leipzig and began her career with appearances at the Leipzig Opera and in the ensemble of the Cologne Opera. In addition to the conductors already mentioned, Ausrine Stundyte has sung under Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Julia Jones, Julian Kovatchev, Marco Armiliato, Markus Stenz and Gabriel Feltz. She has appeared in many productions directed by Calixto Bieito and has also worked with Robert Carsen, Peter Konwitschny, Graham Vick, David Alden, Christof Nel, Pierre Audi, Tatjana Gürbaca, Dmitri Tcherniakov and Krzysztof Warlikowski.
As a concert singer she has appeared at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, the Cologne and Essen Philharmonies and at several concert halls in Tokyo.