Kristīne Gailīte graduated from Latvian Music Academy, vocal
department under Lilija Zilvere (1998) and has received master
degree in the vocal department under prof. Anita Garanča (2003).
Kristine Gailite has been training her vocal skills in different master
classes of prof. Alessandro Pagliazzi in Kristiansann, Norway (2004)
and KS Olivera Miljakovič in Vienna (2008).
Since 1998 K. Gailīte is a soloist of Latvian National Opera.
Together with the Opera she has been touring in Taiwan, Finland and
Mexico. As a guest soloist she has been performing in Savonlinna
Opera Festival in 2005 (Olympia in J.Offenbach The Tales of
Hoffmann) in 2006 she had debut in Moscow Bolshoi Theatre as a N
Queen of the Night in „The Magic Flute” by W.A.Mozart (conductor
Thomas Sanderling). In 2008 she sung Gilda in a premiere of
Rigoletto by G. Verdi in Estonian National Opera(conductor Arvo
Kristīne Gailīte has performed together with Latvian National
Symphony Orchestra, Liepāja Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta
Rīga; with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under the
guidance of conductor Nikolay Alekseyev and Olari Elts; with
Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Gintaras
As a concert singer Kristīne Gailīte has participated in numbers of
performances, such as „Johanness Passion” „Messa h-moll” by J.S.
Bach, „Die Schopfung” by J.Haydn, „Requiem”, „C-moll Mass” and
„Kronungsmass” by W.A.Mozart, „Deutsches Requiem” by J. Brahms,
„Mass” by L. Bernstein etc.
K. Gailīte has staged several chamber music programs.
In her opera repertoire are roles as Adina (G. Donizetti „L’elisir
d’amore”),Waldvogel (R.Wagner Siegfried),Almirena (G.F.Haendel
Rinaldo), Galathea (G.F.Haendel Acis andGalathea), Euridice (K.W.Gluck
Orfeus ed Euridice), Rosina (G.Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia),
The Queen of the Night and Pamina (W.A.Mozart The Magic Flute),
Ilia (W.A.Mozart Idomeneo), Servilia (W.A.Mozart La Clemenza di
Tito), Olympia (J.Offenbach The Tales of Hoffmann), Frasquita (G.Bizet
Carmen), Gilda (G.Verdi Rigoletto), Violetta (G.Verdi La Traviata), Oscar (G.Verdi
Un Ballo in Maschera), Liu (G.Puccini Turandot), Valter (A.Catalani La
Vally), Governess (B.Britten The Turn of the Screw), Ofelia (J.Kalniņš
Hamlet), Esmeralda (Z.Liepiņš Notre Dame de
Paris), Asenath (Ē.Ešenvalds Joseph is a fruitful Bough”)
In 2004 was released the solo album of Kristīne Gailīte. She is a
laureate of International singers competition of Jāzeps Vītols
(Riga,1995) and semifinalist of the competition Competizione
dell'Opera (Dresden,2001), laureate of Latvian Great Music Award
Starting from year 2003 Kristīne Gailīte is a teacher in vocal department of Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music.