Liene Kinča


The Latvian soprano Liene Kinča began her education with Margarita Gruzdeva before completing her studies in 2006 at the Latvian Academy of Music in the class of Sergejs Martinovs.

Liene Kinča made her solo debut in 2005 as Karolka in Janaček's Jenufa at the Latvian National Opera. In the following years she debuted many great Verdi roles, such as La traviata, Aida, Un Ballo In Maschera, I Vespri Scicilani and Il Trovatore. Over the years she also added many Puccini roles to her repertoire with Tosca, Sour Angelica, Il Tabarro and Madama Butterfly. She also made her debut as Foreign Princess in Rusalka, as Lisa in The Queen of Spades, as Aksinya in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk and as Princess Bolkonsky in Prokofiev's War and Peace. As her career progressed, she also turned to the German repertoire and sang Chrysothemis in Elektra, Siglinde in Die Walküre, Gutrune, Third Norn and Woglinde in Die Götterdämmerung, Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer, Ada in Die Feen, Elisabeth in Tannhäuser as well Isolde in Tristan and Isolde. On the concert stage she has appeared in Shostakovich's song cycle From Jewish Folks Poetry, in Verdi's Messa da Requiem and in numerous song recitals.

She maintains a close collaboration with the Latvian National Opera in Riga and has toured with the theater to Moscow and Hong Kong. In 2011 and 2013 she was awarded the Annual Latvijas Gāze Award for Best Soloist. With her diverse repertoire, she has performed at venues such as the Flemish Opera Antwerp, the Grand Theater de Geneve, the Leipzig Opera, the New National Theater Tokyo, the Theater an der Wien, the Teatro La Fenice Venice, the Slovak National Opera Bratislava and the Theater Bern as a guest.

Projects of 2023/2024 include Isolde/Tristan und Isolde at the New National Theater in Tokyo, as well as her return to the Grand Theater de Geneve.



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