Just switched on to watch this programme to find that Lithuania is represented by Eglė Šidlauskaitė.
She was born in Kaunas and studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Theatre and Music in her home town and the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi in Milan.
Eglė has been successful in many international singing competitions, including winning first prizes at the Capriolo Franciacorta and G Cobelli competitions and being a finalist and special prize winner in the Competizione dell’Opera 2011. In 2010 Eglė won a scholarship to join the Solti Te Kanawa Academy to work intensively on vocal technique and performance.
She toured in Germany, Austria and France in 2010 as Azucena Il trovatore with Opera Italiana di Milano. In the 2011/2012 season she was a member of the newly-established Opera Studio at the State Theater in Kassel where roles included 3rd Lady Die Zauberflöte, 3rd Flowermaiden Parsifal and Sonjetka Lady…
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