Nijolė Ambrazaitytė

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Nijolė Ambrazaitytė (born February 21, 1939 in Lazdijai district, Lithuania) is an opera singer, politician, and signatory of the 1990 Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania.

Biography[edit]

Ambrazaitytė's parents moved to Germany during World War II and later to Canada; she was brought up by her grandparents in a village in the Raseiniai district. She was deported to Siberia in 1948, returning in 1956 to study at the Lithuanian State Conservatoire. Her career as a singer began in 1966; she has released about 30 recordings and has performed in various international opera houses. Ambrazaitytė, elected to the Supreme Council of the Lithuanian Seimas in 1990 and the Seimas in 1992, has also served as a member of the Commission on State Pensions.

In 1996, she received the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, third class.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Member of the Seimas 1996-2000". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. 2002. Retrieved 2008-11-01.