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Carmen Oprisanu


Guest of the National Theatre Opera. She studied voice at the Academy of music Gheorghe Dima in Cluj-Napoca. After winning several competitions (International Belvedere competition Vienna, The World Opera Contest Plácido Domingo in Madrid, Bernstein competition in Jerusalem) and following engagements in Cluj-Napoca and Bucarest, the artist started her international career at the Bregenz Festival and at the Stadttheater Luzern. From then on, Carmen Oprisanu could be heard at the Opernhaus Zurich, where she has been a member since 1996, at Teatro alla Scala in Milano, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Covent Garden in London, Opéra National de Paris, Staatsoper in Berlin, and others. The past seasons brought Carmen Oprisanu among others to the Metropolitan Opera New York, De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, to the Teatro Real Madrid, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, to the Rossini Festival Pesaro, Los Angeles Opera and to the opera house of Toronto. She debuted at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich as Giovanna di Seymour (Donizetti: Anna Bolena), at Staatsoper in Vienna as Rosina (Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and as Romeo (Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi) in Santiago and at the Savonlinna Festival. Central roles of her repertoire also comprise Mozart’s Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito) and Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Rossini’s Angelina (La Cenerentola) and Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), Richard Strauss’s Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier) and Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Massenet‘s Charlotte (Werther). Apart from her operatic career, she has also made a name for herself as a concert singer. She could be heard in Rossini's and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, in Honegger's Le Roi David and Mozart’s C-minor Messe. Among the artist's CD productions Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (Orlofsky, 1998) and Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Elisabetta, 2000), both opposite beside Edita Gruberova for Nightingale Classics, must be mentioned. Update: October 2007