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Natalia Tanasii

Soprano

  • Born in 1991, Moldovan soprano Natalia Tanasii is the recipient of numerous prizes in national and international singing competitions. At the age of 21 she made her professional debut in the role of Contessa Le nozze di Figaro on the main stage of the Moldovan National Theatre. In 2014, upon her graduation, she joined the young ensemble of Den Norske Opera & Ballet where she performed to the role of Micaela in Calixto Bieito’s production of Carmen and made her UK debut with a stunning performance of Britten’s War Requiem at the Southbank Centre with Marin Alsop.

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  • In the 2017/18 season Tanasii joins the prestigious International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich where her roles include Sklave Salome; Undis, Birks Mutter/Wilddrude Ronja Räubertochter; Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Arminda La finta giardiniera.


    Tanasii opened the 2016/17 season at Den Norkse Opera & Ballet with Calixto Bieito’s Stage production of Britten’s War Requiem, a production she later revisited at the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao. Later in the season she made her debut as Fiordiligi in a new production of Cosi fan tutte and reprised the role of Micaela Carmen, both at Den Norske Opera & Ballet. Tanasii also appeared at the opening of the Rosehill Theatre Theatre in Carlisle where she performed for HRH The Prince of Wales.


    In the 2015/16 season she was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, covering the role of the Vixen and singing the Chocholka, in Janáček Cunning Little Vixen. Tanasii also joined the Glyndebourne Chorus for a Gala concert at the Royal Festival Hall as part of this season’s Shakespeare400 celebrations.


    At the age of just 21, Tanasii made her professional debut in the role of Contessa Le nozze di Figaro on the main stage of the Moldovan National Theatre. Her debut received excellent critical acclaim and she was later awarded the National Award for Oustanding Achievement in Arts. Further roles in Chisinau included Nedda I Pagliacci, Tatiana Eugene Onegin and the title role of Iolanta. Tanasii also regularly appears in concert and is a dedicated recitalist in her native Moldova.

    2017-18 season / 347 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Season highlights

Sklave Salome
Opernhaus Zürich


Undis, Birks Mutter/Wilddrude Ronja Räubertochter
Opernhaus Zürich


Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly
Opernhaus Zürich


Arminda La finta giardiniera
Opernhaus Zürich

Opera repertoire

Bizet
Micaela Carmen


Leoncavallo
Nedda I Pagliacci


Mozart
Contessa Le nozze di Figaro
Donna Elvira Don Giovanni
Fiordiligi Così fan tutte


Offenbach
Antonia Tales of Hoffmann 


Puccini
Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly


Tchaikovsky
Tatiana Eugene Onegin
Title role Iolanta


Verdi
Anina La traviata


Wagner
Flowermaiden Parsifal 

Concert repertoire

Beethoven
Symphony No.9


Brahms
Ein Deutsches Requiem


Handel
Messiah


Haydn
Nelson Mass


Mozart
Requiem Mass

The young (23) Moldovan soprano Natalia Tanasii announced herself in thrilling style with a gleaming “Liber scriptus”, and launched the ‘Sanctus’ with fearless virtuosity. She was at her considerable best, though, in the ‘Lachrymosa’, tenderly but implacably neutralising the despair of the tenor’s “Move him into the sun”, the tension dissipating with uncanny beauty.

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Intermusica represents Natalia Tanasii worldwide

Maria Mot
Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9904
mmot@intermusica.co.uk

Lottie Gulliver
Assistant to Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9937
lgulliver@intermusica.co.uk

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