Docent, Department of Vocal Music
Antra Bigača (Jankava) graduated Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music in 1989 after studies with professor Ludmila Brauna, since then she is a soloist at the Latvian National Opera. Amongst her most significant roles are Carmen, Bradamante, Amneris, Dorabella, Sudzuki, Olga, Adalgisa, Fenena, Maria, Cherubino, Ansītis et al.
She has performed chamber music programmes of Latvian classical and contemporary music and prepared recitals featuring pieces by Hugo Wolf, Nikolai Medtner, Robert Schumann, Peter Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov and other foreign composers. Antra Bigača has participated in countless performances of large scale vocal-instrumental pieces.
For her role of Judith in Bela Bartok’s opera ‘Bluebeard's Castle’ and for her chamber music performances she received the Latvian Great Music Award of 1995. In 2002 she recorded a CD with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. Antra Bigača’s concert-geography is very broad – she has performed almost everywhere except Africa, Arctic and Antarctica.