Aistė Piliba, soprano

Biography

Lithuanian soprano graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and theatre in 2015 (Master‘s degree). During her studies, she went on an internship under the Erasmus exchange program to the Vienna University of Music and Arts. After she has returned to complete the studies in Lithuania she immediately entered the internship program of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater.

In 2016 Aistė won the prize Opera hope of the year for the role of Musetta in La boheme and Frasquita in Carmen. She won the Lithuanian Opera Award as the best opera soloist of the year 2018 for the roles of Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Ilia in Idomeneo. Her recent engagements include Micaēla (Carmen), Mimì (La bohème), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Ilia (Idomeneo) and Susanna (Le nozze de Figaro).

Aistė also appeared in operettas as Valencienne (Merry Widow), Pepi Pleininger (Wiener Blut), in Raminta Šerkšnytė's children's opera as Mrs. Ben (The Five Wonders of Mary) and in Rita Mačiliūnaitė‘s ballet-opera as Muse (Forever And a Day). The soloist also participated in the performances of the Vilnius City Opera, where she performed Musetta and Mimi (La bohème), Nedda (Pagliacci), Micaēla (Bizet / Adomaitis‘ electronic opera Carmen).

Aistė was repeatedly recognized not only in Lithuania, but also internationally – in 2013, while still a student, she was among the 19 semifinalists in the Neue-Stimmen competition in Germany and she was the finalist and won the public prize in the Antonín Dvořák‘s Singing Competition, Grand Prix in competition-festival Le Strade d'Europa.

The singer performs not only on opera stages, but is invited to sing all over Lithuania with pianists, instrumental ensembles and orchestras such as the Saint Christopher Chamber Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Vilnius State Quartet, the M.K. Čiurlionis Quartet, the Musica Humana Chamber Ensemble, performing chamber and sacred music programs.

Calendar
Repertoire
Opra roles

Georges Bizet

CARMEN/ Micaëla

Vincenzo Bellini

I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI/Giulietta

Anonin Dvorak

RUSALKA/Rusalka

Charles Gounod

FAUST/Marguerite

Georg Friedrich Händel

SEMELE/ Iris

Franz Léhar

DIE LUSTIGE WITWE/Hanna Glawari

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

COSI FAN TUTTE/Fiordiligi
IDOMENEO/Ilia
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/ Contessa
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO/Susanna

Giacomo Puccini

LA BOHEME/Mimi
LA BOHEME/Musetta
TURANDOT/Liu

Ruggiero Leoncavallo

IL PAGLIACCI/Nedda

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

EUGENE ONEGIN/Tatjana

Carl Maria von Weber

DER FREISCHÜTZ/Agathe
Review
IDOMENEO / Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Literatūra ir Menas/Literature and Art
It is especially gratifying that Aistė Pilibavičiūtė (a soprano), who started her career not so long ago and created Ilia, the Princess of the Trojan in captivity, took part in both premieres. She was fascinating by the rich, full with overtones, even in all the registers voice and organic acting.
IDOMENEO / Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Sepynios meno dienos/Seven Days of Art (7md)
Ilia's role was successfully created by Aistė Pilibavičiūtė, whose soprano was especially fascinated on her first stage. A pleasant timbre, technically mastered voice easily slipped through the more complex pages of the score.
LA BOHEME / Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Lietuvos Muziku Sąjunga/Musicians Guild of Lithuania
Soprano Aistė Pilibavičiūtė (Mimi) performed with great sensitivity. The image of a tired but kind-hearted seamstress was perfectly conveyed: subtly expressed ornamentation, mesmerizing sound, restrained but expressive body language.
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