Biography

Lauded by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for her “highly intense stage and musical presence”, “the versatility of her soprano, poignant low notes, high notes and passage work, enormous stamina and nuanced expression”, Cristina Pasaroiu has been celebrated at many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, concert halls and festivals.

Among the Romanian soprano’s career highlights figure performances in great primadonna roles such as the title part of Adriana Lecouvreur (Gran Teatre del Liceu, Frankfurt Opera, Nice Opera House), La traviata (Frankfurt Opera, Nice Opera House, Bucharest), La juive (Nice Opera House); Magda in La rondine (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Micäela in Carmen (Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Bregenz Festival), Leila in Les pêcheurs de perles (Tel Aviv), Mimì in La bohème (Caracalla Festival of Rome, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Vlaamse Opera), Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello (Frankfurt Opera), Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro (St.Gallen) und Gilda in Rigoletto (Aalto-Theater Essen).

Engagements of the 2017/18 season include her role debut as Manon (Massenet) in a new production at Staatstheater Wiesbaden and later at the Korea National Opera in Seoul, her role debut as Liù in Turandot at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, a New Year’s Eve Gala Concert with the Essen Philharmonics and Micäela in Carmen at the Bregenz Festival.

Cristina Pasaroiu was born in Bucharest and began her singing studies when she was 12 years old at the Music School “Dinu Lipatti” of her home town. She continued her studies at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan with Maestro Vittorio Terranova and completed them at the Vienna University.

At the age of 21 she made her operatic stage debut as Magda in La rondine at the Teatro Comunale von Bologna, where she subsequently performed Mimì and Micaela conducted by Michele Mariotti.

On the concert platform Cristina Pasaroiu has been heard at the Rosenblatt Recital Series in London, at the Vienna Musikverein, the Teatro Regio of Parma, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Konzerthaus in Berlin as well as in Bejing, Paris, Sao Paulo, Milan and Florence.

February 2018

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