Lorika Ismajli

Lorika Ismajli

Lirico Spinto Soprano

Soprano
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2015Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroContessa d'Almaviva
2012Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2011Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2010Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2000Puccini: La BohèmeMimì
2000Puccini: La BohèmeMimì

Bio

Lorika Ismajli was born in Kosovo. She is the daughter of music professor Xhevat Ismajli, who not only encouraged her to start singing at the age of 4, but also supported her by developing the artistic soul she was born with, until his last breath. At the age of 9, she began to play violin, never leaving out of sight her aim, once to become a singer. Inspired by her dad she first enrolled at the University of Pristina for Music pedagogy in 2001. Following her dream, she started to study solo singing with prof. Merita Juniku in 2004. During that time she not only appeared several times with the Kosovo Opera philharmonics as a soloist, but also performed in a gala concert in Pristina, debuted in the opera &ldquoDasma Arbreshe” by the Albanian composer Rauf Dhomi and as Serena in the opera “Porgy and Bess” in Pristina with Ira Spaulding, had a recital with the Croatian conductor Simon Despalj and participated in a concert with Inva Mula as part of the choir in Gjakova/Kosovo. In 2007 she decided to take her career to the next level and moved to Vienna to continue her studies at the “Vienna Konservatorium”. With the love and support of her family, and especially due to her devotion to opera and her determination to become a great opera singer, she finished her studies abroad with excellent success. Not only did she have her debut as Adina in the opera “L’elisir d’amore” at Stadttheater Bruck a. d. Leitha and as Lauretta in the opera “Gianni Schicchi” at Kursalon Vienna, but she also was part of the outstanding shows “Opera al dente” and “Exquizit” for many years with which she performed big opera arias on a regular basis throughout Austria. Furthermore she was invited as a soloist to several concerts in Vienna, Berlin, Pristina, Zurich and Tirana and appeared in an opera of Roland Baumgartner in Vienna. In 2012 Lorika was invited to perform the role of Mimi in the opera “La Boheme”, in Teatro San Babila, and the role of Contessa di Ceprano in the opera “Rigoletto” in Teatro de la Luna, both in Milano.  Since a few years she is also soloist at the Wiener Residenzorchester, where she performs opera and operetta arias on a regular basis. In 2015 Lorika performed more than 70 times as Contessa in “Le nozze di Figaro” in different locations in Vienna. Lorika has done Master classes with famous singers such as Giuseppe Gipali, Saimir Pirgu, Ermonela Jaho, Erika Sunnegardh and Vito Maria Brunetti and is currently working technically with Glenys Linos and musically with the Statesopera-pianist James Pearson and Daniel Sarge, in order to prepare her next roles.
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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Contessa d'Almaviva Sound of Austria 2015
Puccini: La Bohème Mimì Teatro san babila 2012
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi Lauretta Kursalon Wien 2011
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Adina Stadttheater Bruck a. d. Leitha 2010
Puccini: La Bohème Mimì Teatro San Babila - Milano 2000