Lithuanian Soprano Rusnė Tušlaitė is an alumna of the Royal Academy of Music. She made her Lithuanian National Opera debut at the age of seventeen as a winner of the television song contest ‘Dainu dainele 2016,’ and was the Royal Opera House Emerging Artist at their Youth Council Steering Group in 2021. Her recent operatic engagements include the roles of Lidochka in Shostakovich’s ‘Cheryomushki’
(Welsh National Opera’s Youth Company), Countess Almaviva (HGO) and Susanna (RAM opera scenes) in Mozart’s ‘Le Nozze di Figaro‘, Tiresias in King’s world premiere of ‘Cantata Superba’ (Audentia Ensemble) and Manola in Massenet’s ‘Cherubin’ (Royal Academy Opera). This year Rusne was a member of the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival chorus and made her debuts at the Wales Millennium Centre, the BBC Proms, the Edinburgh International Festival. She also worked with the London City Orchestra on Strauss’ ‘Vier letzte lieder’ as a cover soloist for soprano Nadine Benjamin MBE.
Rusne actively performs and takes part in masterclasses and festivals in Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Austria and France. Some of the most well-known include the Welsh International Academy of Voice’s Summer programme, the Mozarteum University Summer Academy, the St Denis Festival and the British Youth Opera Summer festivals.