Florin Estefan

Florin Estefan

Character Baritone

General Manger at Clul-Napoca Romanian National Opera House
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2014Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2013Verdi: La TraviataGiorgio Germont
2013Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerHolander
2013Puccini: TurandotPing
2013Leoncavallo: PagliacciTonio
2013Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaFigaro
2012Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2011Leoncavallo: PagliacciSilvio
2011Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginEvgheni oneghin
2005Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Enrico Ashton
2004Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFigaro
2004Mozart: Cosi fan tutteGuglielmo
2004Puccini: La BohèmeMarcello
2004Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreBelcore
2003Donizetti: Don PasqualeMalatesta


Baritone Florin Estefan was born in Oradea, April 10, 1982.    In 2004 he graduated from the Faculty of Music at the University of Oradea, where he studied with professor Alexandru Farcas PhD and associate professor Gheorghe Mogosan. In 2002, as a second-year student, at the age of 20, he was hired as a soloist with the Cluj-Napoca National Opera House, where he worked for four years.   In December 2007 Florin Estefan graduated from the Cardiff International Academy of Voice, having studied with the prestigious professor and famous tenor Dennis O’Neill. He also participated in numerous masterclasses held by renowned opera singers: Dennis  O'Neill, Sherrill Milnes, Ileana Cotrubas, Ann Murray, Jane Eaglen, Bernd Weikl, Elizabeth Connell, Carol Vaness and Kiri Te Kanawa.   Since January 2013 he returned as a soloist with the Cluj-Napoca National Opera House. He participated in numerous competitions including: The International Singing Competition Hariclea Darclee (First Prize), Toti dal Monte International Competition (Special Prize), Ionel Perlea International Festival of Lied (Grand Prix), Sabin Dragoi International Competition (Grand Prix) and the National Festival of Romanian Lied (where he received the Award of Excellence for promotion of the Romanian Lied). During his career, Florin Estefan has performed on numerous stages, both in Romania and abroad (Greece, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Japan, United States, Australia and the UK). His vocal symphonic repertoire includes: L. von Beethoven (9th  Symphony), J. Haydn (Cecilien Messe), W.A. Mozart (Requiem), G. Rossini (Petite Messe Solenelle), C. Orff (Carmina Burana). Florin Estefan’s operatic repertoire includes: Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) - Mozart, Cosi fan Tutte (Gugliermo) - Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva and Figaro) - Mozart, Il Matrimonio Segretto (Il Conte Robinson) - Cimarosa, Iphigenia in Aulis (Agamemnon) - Gluck, Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico) - Donizetti, Don Pasquale (Malatesta) - Donizetti, L'Elisir d'Amore (Belcore) - Donizetti, Il Barbiere di Sevilla (Figaro) – Rossini, La Boheme (Marcello) – Puccini, Madama Butterfly (Sharpless) - Puccini, La Traviata (Germont) - Verdi, Il Trovatore (Il Conte di Luna), etc.. In 2006 he starred in the filmed version of the opera The Boss, by A. Sienberger, and was cast in Transylvania, directed by the French film director Tony Gatlif (film nominated for the Cannes International Film Festival).      
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CV & Repertoire

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Verdi: La Traviata Giorgio Germont Opéra de Marseilles 2014
Verdi: La Traviata Giorgio Germont Bergen Philharmonic 2013
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Holander Romanian National Opera Cluj Napoca 2013
Puccini: Turandot Ping Romanian National Opera Cluj Napoca 2013
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Tonio Constanta, "Olieg Danovsky" Theatre - Romania 2013