The young soprano gained her first stage experience at the Richard Wagner Festival Wels. This was followed by performances at the Vienna Konzerthaus (the Jungfrau in Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri") and in the Glass Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. She sang various concerts, including Haydn's "Creation", Mahler's 2nd Symphony and Brahms' "Ein deutsches Requiem" with the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler's 4th Symphony in Sao Paulo/Brazil and Lima/Peru, as well as numerous concerts with the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra.
In November 2019, she was heard as Betty in Lortzing's at the Prinzregententheater with the Munich Radio Orchestra. In the 20/21 season, she sang Benjamin Britten's "Les Illuminations" with the Saarland State Orchestra, as well as Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.
Since summer 2014, Lavinia Dames has been a member of the solo ensemble at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, where she has performed roles such as Susanna in "Le nozze di Figaro", Zerlina in "Don Giovanni",Pamina in "Die Zauberflöte", Gretel in "Hänsel und Gretel "and Norina in "Don Pasquale". In 2019 she created the role of Anabella in the world premiere of Anno Schreier's new opera "Schade, dass sie eine Hure war", and further debuts in Düsseldorf have included Musetta in "La Boheme," Adele in "Die Fledermaus," Fradl in Weinberg's "Mazel Tov" and Juliet in Blacher's "Romeo and Juliet." In the upcoming 2021/22 season, she will be heard as Pamina, Gretel, Fradl, Servilia in "La Clemenza di Tito," Frasquita in "Carmen" and Adina in "L'elisir d'amore."
Guest appearances and performances have taken her to the Komische Oper Berlin (Lauretta in "Gianni Schicchi" and Pamina in "Die Zauberflöte"), Kungliga Operan Stockholm (Susanna in "Le nozze di Figaro") and the Royal Opera House Copenhagen (Susanna in "Le nozze di Figaro"). In April 2019, she was heard as Adina in Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore" at the Theater St. Gallen.
In November 2017, Lavinia made her debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (Isotta in "Die schweigsame Frau”), and she will return to the house in the same role in the 2021/22 season.
In the 2022/23 season she will create the role of Grace in the world premiere of Gordon Kampe's "Dogville" at the Aalto Theater Essen.