The mezzo-soprano Rita Novikaite was born in Kaunas, Lithuania. She has undertaken many operatic rôles and her repertoire also includes Lieder, chamber music and oratorios. Her career has taken her to concerts and festivals in Lithuania, Austria, Germany, England, Italy, France and Belgium, and has sung on CDs of Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and in Suppé’s Fatinitza. Her recordings are frequently played on national radio both in Lithuania and in Austria. From 2005 to 2011 Rita Novikaite taught at the Art and Music University of Graz. She is associate professor at the Prayner Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna and at the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas where she gives singing masterclasses.
For more information, please visit www.ritanovikaite.com.