Irina Lungu

 Irina Lungu


With a voice described by the New York Times as “a shimmering soprano of attractive size” with “brightness … bloom and warmth”, Irina Lungu is taking her place among today’s leading opera artists.

The Russian soprano completed her degree in singing at the State Conservatory of Voronezh under the guidance of baritone Mikhail Podkopaev. After winning several important international competitions, still being student at La Scala's Accademia she was chosen by Maestro Riccardo Muti for the 2003/2004 season opening production of La Scala as Anaï in Rossini’s Moïse et Pharaon.

Since then she has portrayed numerous roles on this prestigious stage: Adina in L’elisir d’amore and the title role of Maria Stuarda, Marguerite in Faust, Nannetta in Falstaff, Oksana in Čerevički, title roles of Sancta Susanna and La traviata.

Recent engagements include Gilda in Rigoletto and Musetta in La bohème at the Metropolitan Opera New York, La traviata at the Paris Opera, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Zurich Opera House, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Hamburg State Opera, Liù in Turandot at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, Musetta at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Gilda at the Paris Opera and at the Rome Opera House, Nannetta in Falstaff at La Scala, a Gala Concert at the Bolshoi Theatre, Marguerite in Faust in Amsterdam and Turin, Lucia di Lammermoor, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Micaela in Carmen and Roméo et Juliette in Verona.

Ms Lungu has sung with some of the world’s greatest conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Daniele Gatti, Michel Plasson, Daniel Oren, Gianandrea Nosea, Nicola Luisotti, Daniel Harding, Gustavo Dudamel, and Stéphane Denève and has worked with directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Luca Ronconi, Robert Carsen, Laurent Pelly, Pierluigi Pizzi, Deborah Warner, Claus Guth, Eimuntas Nekrošius and Liliana Cavani.

Irina Lungu made her role debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in summer 2015 at the Arena di Verona in a production by Franco Zeffirelli. She reprised the role in August 2016 in San Sebastian (Spain) and in January 2017 at the Vienna State Opera, where she also performed the part in October 2017.

October 2017



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