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Evija Martinsone

(19.02.1980 )


Evija Martinsone graduated from the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, class of Prof.Anita Garanča in 2004. In 2006, she received her Master degree in vocal music, opera singing profile. She has attended master-classes with Margreet Honig, Barbro Marklund-Petersone, Stuart Stratford and Paolo di Napoli as well as Master-classes in performing Arts with Prof.Anna Eižvertiņa and Prof.Pēteris Krilovs. During her studies she took active part in Opera Studio Figaro under the baton of Prof.Viesturs Gailis. Evija Martinsone made her debut at the Latvian National Opera as Galatea in Handel's Acis and Galatea in 2005. For this role the singer was nominated for the Best Debut of the Year in Performing Arts award. Since 2007, she is a lecturer at the Latvian Academy of Music. She won the Paul Sakss Award in 2007. Evija Martinsone has performed soprano parts in Handel's Messiah, Bach's Weinacht's Oratorium, St.John's Passion, St.Matthew's Passion and St.Marcus Passion, Pergolese's Stabat Mater, Mozart's Requiem and Missa c-moll, Vivaldi's Gloria and others. Her current repertoire includes Mozart's opera roles like Pamina, Barbarina and Zerlina, Morgana in Handel's Alcina and Almirena in Rinaldo, Giannetta in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Narcisa in Haydn's Philemon und Baucis and Nerina in Rameau's Les Paladins. Evija Martinsone has recieved Latvijas Gāze Annual Opera Award as a Best Female Soloist (2012). www.opera.lv