cristina damian

cristina damian

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

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«The Romanian mezzosoprano Cristina Damian sings and plays the composer with energetic glowing emphase.»
Kieler Nachrichten, 15 May 2012 Ariadne auf naxos, (2016)
«Very beautiful, young voice»
Der neue merker. (2016)
«Suzuki sings the brilliant Cristina Damian with emotional depth.»
nordsee zeitung (2016)
2016Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorMezzo-soprano
2015Verdi: La TraviataFlora Bervoix
2015Bizet: CarmenCarmen
2015Massenet: WertherCharlotte
2015Puccini: Madama ButterflySuzuki
2015Korngold: Die Tote StadtBrigitta
2015Verdi: Luisa MillerFederica, Duchess Of Ostheim
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2014Donizetti: Lucrezia BorgiaMaffio Orsini
2014Wagner: GötterdämmerungZweite Norn (Second Norn)
2013Wagner: Die WalküreWaltraute
2013Bizet: CarmenMercédès
2012Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosDer Komponist
2011Verdi: FalstaffMrs Meg Page
2011Verdi: OtelloEmilia
2011Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginPrincess Olga
2010Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2009Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino
2009Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierOctavian
2008Mozart: Die ZauberflöteZweite Dame (Second Lady)
2008Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2007Verdi: NabuccoFenena

Bio


The Romanian mezzo-soprano Cristina Damian was born in Alba Iulia. She studied singing at the Cluj-Napoca Music Academy and completed her studies from 2003 to 2004 through a Master's degree. The repertoire of the mezzo-soprano includes works by Mozart's work such as Dorabella ( "Così fan tutte"), Cherubino ( "Le Nozze di Figaro") and Zerlina ( "Don Giovanni"), but also from Italian operas like Fenena in Verdi's Nabucco "Maddalena in Rigoletto, or Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. ElizaDoolittle from Frederick Loewes' s "My Fair Lady" also belongs to it. 

Between 2008-2015 the singer was an ensemble member of the Hamburg State Opera. In 2010, she was awarded the Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer Prize of the Foundation for the Promotion of the Hamburg State Opera. She sang Carmen, Rosina ( "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"), Dorabella ( "Così fan tutte"), Cherubino ( "Le Nozze di Figaro"), Meg Page ( "Falstaff"). She also appeared as Olga in Eugene Onegin, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Donna Elvira in a new production of Don Giovanni, Waltraute and 2. Norn, Komponist  (Ariadne auf Naxos), Brigitta (Die Tote Stadt). From 2016 she is a free-lance artist collaborating with Staatsoper Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Comunale Trieste, the Cluj-Napoca (Romania) Opera and the Philharmonic. She worked with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Simone Young, Donato Renzetti, Stefan Soltesz, Lawrence Foster, Alfred Eschwe, Alexander Joel, Christian Arming, etc.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor Mezzo-soprano 1 Day Filarmonica De Stat Transilvania 2016
Verdi: La Traviata Flora Bervoix 1 Day Deutsche Staatsoper Unter Der Linden Und Staatskapelle Berlin 2015
Bizet: Carmen Carmen 1 Day Hamburgische Staatsoper und Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg 2015
Massenet: Werther Charlotte 1 Day Romanian National Opera Cluj Napoca 2015
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Suzuki 1 Day Hamburgische Staatsoper und Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg 2015

Awards

dr. wilhelm oberdorffer-preis
2016