Nijolė Ambrazaitytė

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Nijolė Ambrazaitytė (2008)

Nijolė Ambrazaitytė (February 21, 1939 in Lazdijai district, Lithuania - November 27, 2016) was 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 Lithuania in 1990, the Seimas in 1992 and the Seventh Seimas in 1996 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]

Ambrazaitytė died on November 27, 2016.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Member of the Seimas 1996-2000". Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. 2002. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Mirė garsi operos solistė, signatarė Nijolė Ambrazaitytė". Lietuvos Rytas. BNS. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.