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Jurgita Adamonyte

  • Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

This season Jurgita Adamonyte makes her debut with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, returning in future seasons for both Cherubino and Dorabella.


Ms. AdamonytÄ—'s operatic debut was in 2002 as Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2003 she sang Maddalena in Rigoletto at the Czech National Moravian-Silesian A. Dvorak Opera Theatre in Ostrava (Czech Republic). Recently she sang Mrs. Chin and Old Crone roles in the Royal Academy Opera production of A Night at the Chinese Opera by Judith Weir, and Eustazio in Handel's Rinaldo.


In October 2006 she sang Scipio in the world premiere of Caligula by D. Glanert in Frankfurt Opera Theatre, and in May 2007 made her debut with Chicago Opera as Ursula in Beatrice et Benedict by H. Berlioz. During the summer of 2007, Ms. AdamonytÄ— gained huge success winning numerous competitions in Italy, including the Renata Tebaldi International Singing Competition and the Maria Caniglia competition.


She recently played Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Salzburg FestSpiele Tour of Japan, as well as Idamante in Idomeneo in concerts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Lisbon Gulbenkian, and London Barbicanand. Future engagements include Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Lucienne in Die Tode Stadt, Nicklausse (cover) in Les Contes de Hoffmann, and Hänsel (cover) in Hänsel und Gretel at Covent Garden; and the Port of London Centenary Concert.