Silvia-Sorina Munteanu, . ..I like how her voice distinguishes herself in the sequences where she sings in unison with the choir. I find the soprano’s score difficult and she sang it with great ease. she was capable of nuances of touching moments..
Soprano Silvia Sorina Munteanu was born in Ghioroc, Arad County- Romania. She is a well-known opera singer, concert soloist and a singing teacher.
From very young age she begins to study music. At age of five and a half she starts to study the violin, followed by studying percussion, piano and canto. She studied Canto under teachers like Ioan Zahu, Alexandru Farcas and Romanian’s great mezzosoprano Lucia Papa-Kriska.
She completes her studies attending other short term master classes with Maestros Mariana Nicolesco, Ionel Pantea, Renato Bruson and Viorica Cortez.
In 2010 she obtains the PhD title at the “Gheorghe Dima Music Academy” in Cluj-Napoca, after presenting her thesis with the topic "Optimizing elements in the integrality of singing”.
Having a rare voice type, Falcon (a voice type named after the great singer Cornelia Marie Falcon - January 28, 1812 –February 25, 1897) allowed the singer to approach with equal success the repertoire of both soprano and mezzo. Because of this Mrs. Munteanu managed to promote herself as a Dramatic Soprano internationally and as a mezzo and soprano nationally.
She started her career at the Romanian Operahouse of Cluj-Napoca where she makes her debut in mezzo-soprano repertoire with the role of Rosina from opera Il Barbiere di Siviglia of G.Rossini, few months later in the role of Carmen from the opera Carmen by G.Bizet followed by just two weeks by her debut of the role of Dorabella from Cosi fan tutte by W.A. Mozart. A second season at Cluj-Napoca Operahouse, brings the debut of the role of Santuzza from Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni and Eboli in Don Carlo by G.Verdi. She had, as opera soloist, a rich activity with no less than eleven important roles in a rather short period of time
Following a competition at the National Operahouse of Timisoara in 2002, she was hired as First Soloist on a dramatic soprano repertoire, repertoire that later promoted her to the most important stage of the nation, the National Operahouse of Bucharest, where she is First Soloist up to this day.
With the main female roles like Abigaille from Nabucco by G.Verdi, Donna Anna from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart Aida from Aida by G.Verdi, Turandot from Turandot by G.Puccini, Donna Anna from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart or Floria Tosca from G.Puccini’sTosca she participates in numerous tournaments and productions all around Europe, Asia and USA.
She worked among others with Operahouses from Frankfurt am Main (Nabucco), Budapest (Turandot), Skopje (Nabucco,Turandot),Bratislava (Turandot, Nabucco, Cavalleria rusticana, Requiem -Verdi), Dusseldorf (Cavalleria rusticana ), Padova (Nabucco), Prague(Turandot), Essen (Turandot, Nabucco), Iasi (Nabucco), ), Genova (Nabucco),Timisoara (Atilla,Tosca, Turandot, Nabucco,Cavalleria rusticana, Aida), Cluj (Turandot, Aida), Galati ( Aida, Nabucco,9-th Symphony ), Craiova (Turandot) Sofia (Nabucco, Aida) also Coburg, Dusseldorf, Sofia, , Padova, Genova, Varna, Seul, Bangkok .
She is a permanent presence on the stages of prestigious festivals like “Soirées lyriques de Sanxay”,” Oameni de aur ai Operei “(Cluj),” May Opera evenings” (Skopje),”Toscana Opera Festival”,” Festivalo Lirico del Lazio”, “San Gimignano Festival”, “Nae Leonard Festival”-Galati and ”Musical Timisoara”.
She works with masters and soloists of the most important stages of the world, among which worth mentioning Daniel Oren permanent guest conductor at Arena di Verona, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Metropolitan New York, Vienna Staatsoper, artistic director of Verdi Opera house of Salerno, Francesco Rosa, Nicola Giuliani (Italy) Tamas Pal (Hungary) Ioan Iancu, Iurie Florea, Cornel Trailescu, Adrian Morar, Leonard Dumitriu, Tiberiu Soare, Gheorghe Costin, Ciprian Teodorașcu, Ondrej Lenard (Slovacia),Noam Zur,Garcia Calvo, Didier Lucchesi, Stefan Soltesz permanent Guest of Wiener Statsoper , Alexandru Agache, Serghei Murzaev, Miroslav Dvorsky, Geraldine Chauvet, Thiago Arancam, Olga Mykitenko, Ilona Tokodi, Milen Nachev, Ivan Ivanov, Nayden Todorov, Boris Statsenko, Carlos Almanguer, Petre Sbarcea, David Crescenzi, Mark Shannahan, Roberto Scandiuzzi,Friedrich Haider, Enrico Dovico and many others
Her dramatic soprano dramatic repertoire covers roles like “Don Giovanni” (Donna Anna, Donna Elvira), “Nabucco” (Abigaille), “Aida” (Aida, Amneris), “Macbeth” (Lady Macbeth), “Don Carlo” (Eboli), “Il trovatore” (Leonora), “Un ballo in maschera” (Amelia), “Turandot” (Turandot), “Tosca” (Tosca), “Gioconda” (Gioconda),” Lucrezia Borgia “ (Lucrezia Borgia),”Norma” (Norma).
From the vocal-symphonic repertoire we mention works by J. S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Gh. Dima, G. B. Pergolesi, G. Rossini, J. Haydn, Fr. Liszt, L. van Beethoven, G. Verdi şi G. F. Handel,Vaughan-Williams Vaughan William
Chamber music repertoire includes works of A. Dvorak, R. Schumann, M. de Falla, G. Enescu, V. Bellini,M. Mussorgski, L. van Beethoven, Fr. Schubert, G. Enescu, R. Strauss, W. A. Mozart, P. I. Ceaikovski, Gh. Dima, Cl. Debussy, G. Faure, N. Bretan and overall more than 200 compositions.
She is rewarded with “G.Dima Medal” for exquisit artistical merits and she also won the „VIP Award” as The Best Opera Singer in 2012
''... Soprano Silvia Sorina Munteanu as Lady Macbeth, builds an impressive demontration of spectacular vocality being also faithfull to the artistic requirements of the romantic composer. There is a soloistic heroism about this soprano that managed to impose herself the last few seasons in the “heavy wheight” category of spinto-dramatic voices and we remain grateful for this'' wrote recognized critic univ. prof. PhD.Grigore ConstantinescuRead More