Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Renata Skarelyte is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus, which she joined in 1999. Solo roles for The Royal Opera include Clotilde (Norma), Woman (Kát’a Kabanová) and Alms Sister (Suor Angelica). In the 2018/19 Season she sang Masha (The Queen of Spades) for The Royal Opera and in the 2019/20 Season she sings Annina (La traviata) and Tetka (Jenufa).
Skarelyte studied in Lithuania, at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Patricia MacMahon and at the National Opera Studio supported by a Peter Stuyvesant Award and The Friends of Covent Garden. She was a prizewinner at the National Mozart Competition (1996) and won the Madeline Finden Trust Award (1997). Engagements include Carmen for Clonter Opera, Ecuba (La Didone) for Scottish Opera Early Music Consort, Wowkle (La fanciulla del West) for Wexford Festival, Adalgisa (Norma) for Pavilion Opera and Amneris in Raymond Gubbay’s production of Aida at the Royal Albert Hall.
Other roles include Sesto (La clemenza di Tito), Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin), Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia), Donna Clara (Betrothal in a Monastery), the title role in Serse and Madame Popova (The Bear).