Irina Ionesco

Irina Ionesco

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteKönigin der Nacht
2015Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina


During the years of musical studies, Irina Ionesco started her career at the National Opera Bucharest, Romania with the role of Norina from the opera "Don Pasquale" by G. Donizetti. She had her international debut at The International Festival „d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence”, singing the utterly demanding part of the Queen of the Night in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Irina Ionesco sung as guest of the Operas and Festivals of Lausanne (Switzerland), Teatro Verdi - Padova, Teatro La Fenice - Venice, Teatro alle Vigne - Lodi (Italy), International Festival from Aix-en-Provence, Musicora Festival, Cité de la Musique - Paris, Rouen Opera, Opera National de Lyon, Opera de Caen, Royaumont (France), Edinburgh Festival (UK), Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Lisbon (Portugal), and others, alongside conductors such as David Stern, Isaak Karabcewski, Zoltan Pesko, Oswald Sallaberger, Philippe Jordan, Eraldo Salmieri, Michel Cerutti, Sergio Comissiona, etc. She performed on tour with various orchestras in Italy, Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Portugal, The United Kingdom and Austria, providing Opera performances and Vocal-symphonic concerts, with a vast repertory ranging from Mozart to Verdi, Puccini, Carl Orff and Richard Strauss. She has recorded arias and entire concerts with the National Radio Orchestra Bucharest, which are now included in the Romanian archive of radio recordings. Doctor of Music degree attained at the National University of Music Bucharest in 2013 with a theme that analyzes the French melody and Gabriel Fauré 's work.    
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Königin der Nacht 1 week 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Adina Immediately Opera Brasov 2015
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op. 123, D major Soprano Immediately
Bizet: Carmen Frasquita Immediately