Gražina is a Lithuanian-language opera in four acts by Jurgis Karnavičius (composer) to a libretto by Kazys Inčiūra after the poem by Adam Mickiewicz. The opera premiered on February 16, 1933, in the then capital Kaunas at the State Theatre as the first Lithuanian opera in independent Lithuania.[1] At the premiere conducted by Mykolas Bukša and directed by Petr Oleka, the role of Gražina was sung by Vladislava Grigaitienė and Liutauras by Kipras Petrauskas.[2]

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  1. ^ Lituanus - Volume 21 - Page 48 1975 Finally , the opera was completed and presented as the first Lithuanian opera in independent Lithuania on February 16 , 1933 , in Kaunas , the fifteenth anniversary to the day of Lithuanian Independence . It met with great success Within the succeeding five years he wrote another opera , Radvila Perkūnas , which had its premiere in 1937
  2. ^ Program "The libretto was written by Kazys Inčiūra based on A. Mickevičius's poem. Conductor - Mykolas Bukša, director - Petr Oleka, art. - Adams Galdikas, chorm. - Julius Štarka, ballet teacher. - Nikolai Zverev. Performers: Gražina - Vladislava Grigaitienė, Liutauras - Kipras Petrauskas and others. 16.02.1933 (handwritten) At the top of the program is the State Theater logo. On the other side of the program - a handwritten note: "Kompoz. When Jurgis Karnavičius created music for the Rimvydas party, he specifically relied on the voice of Antanas Kučingis".Printed in the former printing house of "Zaibo".