Violeta Urmana

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Violeta Urmana, an acclaimed Lithuanian opera singer, was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in March 2016, in recognition of her unerring efforts to promote culture as a vehicle for dialogue and mutual understanding; and her dedication to issues that are in line with UNESCO’s Global Priority, Africa.

Violeta Urmana is considered as one of the best performers of the woman roles of German and Italian opera repertoire. She performed in some of the most prestigious Opera Houses in Europe, Japan and the United States of America.

As her capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, she participated to the 25th anniversary of the membership of Lithuania in UNESCO, held in October 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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