Violeta Urmana  - Sopran - Biografie
Violeta Urmana and Alfredo Nigro

Diedi gioielli della Madonna al manto,
e diedi il canto agli astri,
al ciel, che ne ridean più belli

Giacomo Puccini, Tosca

Violeta Urmana - notes

Awards to Violeta Urmana


Granting of the title Commendatore della Stella d'Italia by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano


Granting of the title of honorary doctor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre


'Shine your light and hope" award
Highest honour bestowed by the Lithuanian Cultural Ministry


Award of Austrian "Kämmersängerin"


International WIPO Creativity Award (World Intellectual Property Organization) for her exceptional achievements as an opera singer.

LT-Tapatybe Prize in the arts category for the reputation of Lithuania abroad.

Honorary citizenship of her home town of Marijampole.


Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award, Great Britain:
Singer of the year for performances in Britain in 2001.
For Verdi's Requiem with the London Symphony Orchestra and for Kundry in Wagner's Parsifal at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

L'Opera Award, Italy: Award from the international opera magazine L'Opera as mezzo-soprano of the year for the part of Didon in Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in May 2002.

Also nominated in the soprano category for the part of Iphigenie in Gluck's Iphigenie en Aulide in December 2002 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

Premio Franco Abbiati, Italy - International Critics' Prize (for the part of Didon in the opera by Hector Berlioz Les Troyens, at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in May 2002).


III laipsnio Gedimino ordinas, Lithuania - Highest award of the Republic of Lithuania, third class, "Grand Duke Gedemino of Lithuania"

Nacionaline premija, Lithuania - National Prize of the Republic of Lithuania for the arts.

Kipras, Lithuania - Female singer of the year.

Woman of the Year, Lithuania - Vilnius.