Marlēna Keine


Marlēna Keine emerges as a noteworthy young soloist with a commendable track record in both opera and operetta.

In 2014, she made her debut at the Latvian National Opera as Barbarina in Mozart’s "Le nozze di Figaro," a role that marked the initiation of her successful career. Subsequent engagements include Adele in Strauss’ "Die Fledermaus" (2015) and Frasquita in Bizet’s "Carmen" (2017). Her repertoire at the Latvian National Opera encompasses roles such as Musetta in Puccini’s "La bohème," Yvette in Puccini’s "La rondine," Maija in Liepiņš’s "The Rose of Turaida," Anne in Stravinsky’s "The Rake’s Progress," Norina in Donizetti’s "Don Pasquale," Constance in Poulenc’s "Dialogues des Carmélites," Adele in Strauss’s "Die Fledermaus," Anne Trulove in Stravinsky's "The Rake’s Progress," Zerlina in Mozart’s "Don Giovanni," among others.

Her professional journey began in 2013 during her Bachelor’s studies when she debuted as Carolina in Cimarosa’s "Il matrimonio segreto" at the Estonian National Opera. Subsequently, she ventured into operetta with roles like Viola (Yola) in Dostal’s "Clivia" (2014), Valencienne in Lehár’s "Die lustige Witwe" (2015), Daisy Darlington in Abraham’s "Ball im Savoy" (2016), and Countess Stasi in Kalman’s "Die Csárdásfürstin" (2019).

In 2016, Marlēna Keine graduated with honors from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, earning her Master’s Degree under Prof. Nadia Kurem. Additionally, she pursued postgraduate studies at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Prof. Anna Samuil in 2014/2015.

Her accomplishments extend to international singing competitions, where she secured the 1st Prize in the Anders Wall Scholarship competition in Sweden, the 3rd Prize at the Inese Galante Vocal Competition, and emerged as a finalist in the 35th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition. She also clinched the 1st Prize at the Masterworks Vocal Competition in the USA.

In Latvia's concert scene, Marlēna Keine actively contributes with a repertoire spanning vocal compositions from the 21st and 20th centuries, showcasing her versatility in Latvian, Russian, Spanish, French, German, and Italian chamber music, as well as baroque compositions. She has collaborated with notable conductors, including Aleksandrs Viļumanis, Andris Veismanis, Jānis Liepiņš, Atvars Lakstīgala, Risto Joost, Vello Pähn, Pedro Halffter, Zbigniew Graca, Tadeusz Wojciechowski, Fabio Mastrangelo, among others.

Marlēna Keine's artistic journey is characterized not only by technical finesse but also by a steadfast commitment to musical excellence, positioning her as a notable figure in the classical vocal arena.


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