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"Nomeda Kazlaus had the perfect voice and the
adequately good looks for the cunning temptress… Her strong, youthful voice was
very welcome in this cast."
Opera News May, 2002 after "Henry VIII" at the Gran
Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona
Lithuanian soprano Nomeda Kazlaus, born in
Vilnius in 1974, commenced her studies
at the tender age of 6 at the Vilnius Tchiurlionis Art Gymnasiums piano class.
After graduating there at 18, she proceeded on to the Lithuanian Academy of
Music, department of musicology. After 2 years, she entered the solo singing
department, where she acquired a Masters and Doctors degree.
Nomeda Kazlaus has participated in master classes with Professors Ernest
Haefliger, Francisco Araiza, Julia Hamari, Vladimir Atlantov, Mrs. Montserrat
Caballe and Larissa Gergieva.
In 2003, she received the prestigious Richard-Wagner-Verband Bayreuth
grant in Germany.
In 2004, Nomeda Kazlaus made her debut at the Mariinsky theatre in St.
Petersburg with the role of Elisabetta in Don Carlo, and repeated this
performance here in 2005.
Also at the Mariinsky, Nomeda Kazlaus has prepared the role of
Sieglinde in Die Walkure.
Miss Kazlaus specializes in the operatic repertoire of Verdi, Wagner, and
Collaboration with Mrs. Montserrat Caballe. Miss Kazlaus has the very
unique position of having an exclusive collaboration with Mrs. Montserrat
Caballe. After a master class in Andorra in 2000, Mrs. Caballe invited Kazlaus
to perform on numerous concerts with her, among others the opening of Gostiny
Dvor Hall in Moscow and the opening concert of the Peralada festival of 2001.
In 2002 she made her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona with
the role of Anne Boleyn in a new production of Henry VIII by Camille
Saint-Saens with Montserrat Caballe as Catherine and Simon Estes as Henry, directed by Pierre Jourdan.
In 2000 she was the main character/participant in French/German TV ARTE
telecast "Montserrat Caballe presents the Stars of Tomorow" ("Montserrat Caballe
prasentiert Stars von Morgen").
She also appears in performance with Mrs. Caballe in the film "Caballe,
Beyond Music" 2003, Morena Films.
Performances and Festivals. With the Lithuanian National Opera, Nomeda
Kazlaus has sung Don Carlos, Cavalleria Rusticana, The Tales of Hoffmann,
La forza del destino with Sergej Larin. She sung Carmen at the
Koshice Oper Theatre (Slovak Republic). She has also performed leading roles at
Liceu in Barcelona, Mariinsky Theatre in St.Petersburg, and Bolshoj in Moscow.
She has been soloist with the Hungarian, Latvian, Slovak, and Lithuanian
National Opera Orchestras and the Tchaikovsky Symphony, Russian State Symphony,
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestras and others.
Nomeda Kazlaus also has performed in London (St. Johns Smith Square),
Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Russia (Moscow Conservatoire Tchaikovsky
Grand Hall; Gostinyj Dvor Hall; St. Petersburg Philharmonic Small Hall) and
She has sung at the international festivals in Usedom (1998, 1999, Germany),
at the Moscow Spring Festival (2000, 2001, Russia) and Peralada (2001, Spain)
with Montserrat Caballe, The White Nights at Moscow with Valery Gergiev in
Nomeda Kazlaus has worked with conductors such as Lord Yehudi Menuhin, José
Collado, Anton Guadagno, Miquel Ortega, Roberto Paternostro, Saulius Sondeckis,
Jonas Aleksa, Juozas Domarkas, Mikhail Sinkevich, Tugan Sokhiev, Valery
Competitions. She is a laureate of several voice competitions: The
Schneider-Trnavsky in the Slovak Republic, the Antonin Dvorak in Czech
Republic, the Jazep Vitols in Latvia, the Wiener Sommerakademie in Austria (1.
prize) and the Lucia Popp in the Slovak Republic.
Recordings. In 1998 she recorded Schubert’s Mass C-major Nr.4, conducted
by Lord Yehudi Menuhin, released by Warner Classics, in 2001 Recordationes
de Christo moriendo by Pawel Lukaszewski.
Languages. Nomeda Kazlaus is fluent in Italian, German and English,
Russian, French, in addition to Lithuanian, her native language .
International Singing Competition
for Wagner Voices
Richard Wagner di Venezia
The 5th International Singing Competition for Wagner Voices will
take place in early 2006, hosted by the Richard
Wagner Association of Venice. The competition began in 1994 and
is joint project between the Richard Wagner Association of Venice
and the Richard Wagner Verband in Bayreuth.
A total of 44 singers from all over the world will compete in
the preliminary rounds for the competition, which will take
place August 10-11, 2005, during the annual Wagner Festival
in Bayreuth. The final rounds of the competition will take place
February 1-4, 2006, on the stage of the Teatro La
Fenice in Venice. Singers will be competing for prizes worth 90,000 EU and an opportunity for
a contract for a stage career in opera.
Dr. Wolfgang Wagner, Director of the Bayreuth Festival has
announced that Frau Dr. Dorothea Glatt will be leading the jury
during the competition, and will be representing the Bayreuth
Festival in Venice. Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Pugliese is the director
of the Venetian Richard Wagner Association.
collaborazione con /
In Zusammenarbeit mit /
/ In collaboration with
Richard-Wagner-Verband International e. V.
Richard-Wagner-Verband Bayreuth e. V.
Fondazione Teatro La Fenice
Comune di Venezia
Dr. Wolfgang Wagner
15. April 2005
Bayreuth 8. und 10. August 2005
Semifinale / Demi-finale / Semi-final
Finale / Final:
Venezia Jan./Feb. 2006