Regina Maciūtė (soprano)

Sound recordings
Sound recordings

Professional Career: 
Regina Maciūtė graduated from the Lithuanian Conservatoire in 1971 where she studied solo singing with V. Fakejevaitė. Since 1971 she has been a soloist at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic. She attended career development classes in Bulgaria (1972), J. S. Bach Summer Academy (Stuttgart, Germany, 1990) and Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria, 1993). Maciūtė was a laureate of the 6th M. Glinka International Competition of Vocalists (1973). Maciūtė performs music of various styles: from baroque to contemporary music. She has been actively participating in programmes of many Lithuanian music ensembles, giving recitals with Lithuanian and foreign orchestras and performing large-scale music opuses: Requiem by W. A. Mozart, The Creation by J. Haydn, Messiah by G. F. Handel, Carmina Burana by C. Orff and Stabat Mater by G. Rossini. The soloist has been regularly giving concerts together with various musical ensembles: Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Lithuania Minor Symphony Orchestra, Vilnius String Quartet, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra, The Kaunas State Choir, Choir of the Klaipėda Music Theatre, Aidija choir, boys choir Ąžuoliukas, ensemble Musica Humana, and pianist Gražina Ručytė-Landsbergienė. She has been participating in music festivals in Lithuania and abroad (Schleswig-Holstein); the singer has toured USA, Japan, Canada, France, Belgium, Russia, Austria, Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Island and Germany. The soloist has added many records to the sound archive of Lithuanian Radio: the cycle of O. Messiaen Harawi together with Gražina Ručytė-Lansbergienė, opuses by many Lithuanian composers (E. Balsys, J. Gruodis, K. V. Banaitis, B. Dvarionas, S. Vainiūnas, J. Juzeliūnas, J. Juozapaitis, B. Kutavičius, A. Martinaitis, O. Narbutaitė, M. Urbaitis, V. Barkauskas, A. Šenderovas, F. Bajoras, etc.); under the baton of Saulius Sondeckis she has recorded Requiem by W. A. Mozart, Stabat Mater by G. Rossini, Mass G-Major by F. Schubert and Messiah by G. F. Handel; under the baton of Juozas Domarkas, the oratory by G. F. Handel Alexander’s Feast or The Power of Music; together with pianist Sergej Okruško, opuses of K. V. Banaitis, V. Barkauskas and R. Žigaitis; Maciūtė has recorded many opuses with the folk instrumental ensemble Sutartinė (long-term leader Pranas Tamošaitis). She has published nine CDs. 

Educational Career: 
Since 1988, Regina Maciūtė has been working at the Singing Department, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, in 1996, she became associated professor (now professor). She has trained many talented performers such as K. Zmailaitė, J. Berba, R. Vaicekauskaitė, D. Žibkutė, J. Adamonytė, V. Mončytė and V. Raginskytė; some of them appear successfully at national and international competitions (Natalija Katilienė, Liora Grodnikaitė, Dalia Kužmarskytė and Raminta Vaicekauskaitė). 

Academic and Methodological Activities:
J. Petronio Publishers published a romance by S. Vainiūnas, Lakštingala (Nightingale), in 2007; R. Maciūtė edited the vocal part and B. Vainiūnaitė, the piano part. The singer has prepared methodical textbook Mūsų balsas – mūsų kūno veiksmas. Artikuliacinio aparato darbas dainuojant (Our Voice Is the Action of Our Body: The Work of Articulation Apparatus in Singing) which refers to fifteen years of her pedagogical experience as well as works of N. Malisheva and R. Miller, remarks of Betty Jeanne Chipman and practical advice on voice training by Louis-Jacques Rondeleux. 

Other Activities: 
The soloist has been participating in juries of various competitions: the chairwoman of the 2nd V. Jonuškaitė-Zaunienė competition, member of juries of the 4th and 5th International Competitions for Chamber Music Singers Yantarny Solovei in Kaliningrad. Since 1995 she has been a member of the National Art and Culture Award Committee. It has been five years since she was elected the chairwoman of the public organisation Šatrijos Ragana Society, which aims to preserve the writer’s memory. 

Awarded the Fourth Class Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (1997). 13 November 1997: Government of the Republic of Lithuania Art Award; 2002: the Gold Disk Award by the Lithuanian Musicians Union. Following the 26 June 2003 bill of Kretinga District Municipality Council Regina Maciūtė has become a honorary citizen of Kretinga district.

Lithuanian Composers

Vladas Bagdonas

Peace Symphony

Feliksas Bajoras

The Birch Has Grown

Suite of Stories, for voice and piano

I have Ridden All Day, for voice and piano

Deaf Forest (Prayer), for voice and piano

Rearing Mother, for voice and piano

Lullaby, for voice and piano

Where Is the Father's Granary, for voice and piano

Diptych, for voice and piano

Oh, My God, for voice and piano

Cherry-tree, for voice and piano

Why?, for voice and piano

Triptych, for voice and piano

Eduardas Balsys

Cantata ”Bearing the Sun” (1972)

Jūratė Baltramiejūnaitė

Vocal cycle „Earth, You Beauty”

Kazimieras Viktoras Banaitis

All Through the Night I Have Been

Vytautas Barkauskas

”Flower Burst into Blossom” (1987)

Oratorio ”I am Greeting the Earth”

Opera ”Legend about Love”

Vidmantas Bartulis


”Two Epitaphs” (1984)

Justinas Bašinskas

Rivers Flow, cycle for voice, cello and piano

Vocal cycle „Owl's Hour”

Cantata ”Hands of the Mother”

Borisas Borisovas

Cantata ”Colours” (1984)

Musical in two parts ”In the Land of Music” (1985)

Konstancija Brundzaitė

Two Laments (1968)

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

”I Got Up Early” (VL 26)

Povilas Dikčius


Balys Dvarionas

Pine-trees, for voice and piano

A Starlet, for voice and piano

”Oh, Sad, Sad”

”Amber” (1969)

”In the Meadow” (1969)

Juozas Gruodis

In the Autumn stillness, for voice and piano

Poppies, for voice and piano

Juozas Indra

”Sun is Going Down” (1965)

Jurgis Juozapaitis

Vocal cycle ”I will Blossom like the Wormwood”

Vytautas Jurgutis

Blossom's Life, vocal cycle

Vocal cycle ”Ciurlionis Sketchbook”

Cantata ”Sonorities” (1978)

Julius Juzeliūnas

Cantata Flowers' Talk

Eight Lithuanian Folk Sutartines

Giedrius Kuprevičius

Vocal cycle „Trees” (1966)

Vocal cycle „We Argonauts” (1973)

Bronius Kutavičius

Oratorio ”Last Pagan Rites”

„Three Sonnets by Adam Mickiewicz” (1992)

„On the Shore” (1772)

Kampf der Bäume (1996)

Vytautas Laurušas

Vocal cycle „Waves” (1960)

Teisutis Makačinas

Three Fairy-Tales for voice and piano

Algirdas Martinaitis

Cantata Cantus ad Futurum

„Pieta” (texts from the Gospel of St. Matthew and old Lithuanian hymnals) (1998)

”The Way and the Wayfarer” (1999)

Onutė Narbutaitė

Poem of Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas

Oratorio Centones Meae Urbi

Vaclovas Paketūras

”On a Hill” (1965)


Anatolijus Šenderovas

Two Songs of Shulamith with percussion ensemble

Chamber cantata ”I Am Nobody” (1968)

”Know That Cow”

Juozas Tallat-Kelpša

”My Heart Celebrates Today” (1919)

”Where the Fields Lay Flat”

”Not the Motley Falcons” (1908)

Jonas Tamulionis

”Seven Love Elegies” (1982)

”Summer Psalms” (1985)

Cantata ”Children's Land” (1988)

Mindaugas Urbaitis

Resignatio for soprano and string quartet

Celebrabo Te, Domine, for two sopranos, flute, oboe, cello, harpsichord and organ

Stasys Vainiūnas


”My World”, Op.3 No.2 for voice and piano

”Autumn Night”, Op.9 for voice and piano (1941)

”Silence” for voice and piano (1970)

”To Lithuania” for voice and piano (1960)

Chamber Works

Cesar Franck

Panis Angelicus

George Frideric Handel

Son come Navicella

Guillaume de Machaut

Seven Ballades

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Aria Vorrei Spiegarvi, o Dio

Jacques Offenbach

Barcarolle from opera Les contes d’Hoffmann

D. Sarri

Sen Core L'agneletto

Arnold Schöenberg

Quartet No.2

Franz Schubert

Salve Regina

Antonio Vivaldi

Solo Motet „In Furore”, RV 626

Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin

Pastourelles, romances et chansons du XVIIIe siècle

Works with Orchestra

George Gershwin

Porgy and Bess duet Bess, you is my woman now from opera Porgy and Bess

Oratorios Cantatas Mass

Johann Sebastian Bach

Oratorium … Die heilige Weynacht (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248

Magnificat, BWV 243

Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Ludwig van Beethoven

Oratorio Christus am Oelberge [The Mount of Olives] , op. 85

Anton Bruckner

Te Deum, WAB 45

George Frideric Handel

Oratorio Alexander’s Feast or The Power of Music, HWV 75

Oratorio Messiah , HWV 56

Joseph Haydn

Oratorio "Die Schöpfung", (The Creation) , H XXI:2

Missa (Nelsonmesse; Imperial Mass; Coronation Mass), d

Felix Mendelssohn

Elijah (Elias), op. 70

St Paul (Paulus), op. 36

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Jean-Philippe Rameau

Cantata Le berger fidèle

Gioachino Rossini

„Stabat Mater”

Franz Schubert

Mass no.2, G , D 167

Antonio Vivaldi

Oratorio Juditha triumphans , RV 644

Voice and Symphony Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9

Benjamin Britten

Les illuminations (A. Rimbaud) op. 18

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 8

Symphony No. 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Aria „Dulcissimum con Vivium” from Litane de Venerabili Altaris Sacramento

Giovanni Batista Pergolesi

Cuius Animam Gementem

O Quam Tristis et Afflicta

Quis Est Homo

Eia Mater Fons Amoris

Vidit Suum Dulcam Natum

Fac ut Ardeat Cor Meum

Sancta Mater Istud Agas

Fac ut Pertem Christi Mortem

Inflammatus et Accensus

Voice and Trio

Giovanni Batista Pergolesi

Quando Corpus Morietur. Amen

Voice and Piano

Georges Bizet

Adieux de l’hôtesse arabe

Johannes Brahms

Wie Melodien zieht es mir, 105/1

Mädchenlied op. 85 from Sechs Lieder

An den Mond op. 71 from Fünf Gesänge

Des Liebsten Schwur, 69/4

Die Perl an Perle, 57/7

Serenade, 58/8

Ernest Chausson

Sept mélodies (1879–82): 1 Nanny (Leconte de Lisle), 1880, 2 Le charme (A. Silvestre), 1879, 3 Les papillons (T. Gautier), 1880, 4 La dernière feuille (Gautier), 1880, 5 Sérénade italienne (P. Bourget), 1880, 6 Hébé (L. Ackermann), 1882, 7 Le colibri (Leconte de Lisle), 1882

Luigi Cherubini

 „Ave Maria”

Claude Debussy

Deux romances (Bourget), 1885 (1891): L’âme évaporée, Les cloches

Cesar Franck

Les cloches du soir (M. Desbordes-Valmore), 1888 , op. 87

Valery Gavrilin

Al’bomchik [Little Album]

Imants Kalniņš

Three Poems

Gustav Mahler

Liebst du um Schönheit (Rückert), C

Olivier Messiaen

”Harawi, Chant d'Amour et de Mort”

Franz Schubert

Du bist die Ruh, D 776

Ballade  D 134

Suleika II, D 717

Suleika I, D 720

Schwanengesang, D. 957

Dmitri Shostakovich

Iz yevreyskoy narodnoy poėzii [From Jewish Folk Poetry], op. 79

Richard Strauss

Sechs Lieder aus Lotosblätter (Schack) op. 19

Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Unosi moyo serdtse [Take my Heart Away], op. 16

Shest' romansov (Six Romances): Zakatilos solntse (The Sun has Set),  Snova, kak prezhde, odin (Again, as Before, Alone), op. 73

Veljo Tormis

10 Haiku


Georges Bizet

Carmen (Carmen)

Works for Voice and Accordion

Joseph Kosma


Concert in Paris, 02 13 2002

A.Martinaitis "The Way and the Wayfarer"

Ensemble "Musica Humana", R.Maciute

Concert in Juodkrantė, Evangelic Lutheran Church, 07 04 2001

D.Buxtehude Partita „Auf meinen lieben Gott”

G.Caccini „Amarilli”

G.B.Pergolesi „Se tu m'ami”

H.Purcell „Ground”


G.Sarti Aria from opera „Giulio Sabino”

L.Cherubini „Ave Maria”

F.Couperin „La Visionnaire” - „La Monflambert” - „La Muse Victorieuse”

A.Vivaldi „Vieni, vieni”

Abros aria from oratorio „Juditha triumphans”

J.Ph.Rameau „Le Rappel des Oiseux”


J.B.Weckerlin „Menuet d'Exhaudet”

„Jeunes fillettes”

J.S.Boismortier „La Veloute” - „La Frenetique”

J.S.Bach „Et exultavit” iš „Magnificat”

Aria from cantata no. 68

Gediminas Kviklys (organ)