Acclaimed Romanian soprano Iulia Maria Dan is currently a member of the ensemble at the Semperoper Dresden, where this season she makes her debut as Violetta La traviata and performs the roles of Countess Le nozze di Figaro, Micaela Carmen, Mimì and Musetta La bohème, and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni.
During her time as a member of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Hamburg between 2015 and 2018, Dan enjoyed great success in roles including Agathe Der Freischütz, Mimì La bohème, Tatyana Eugene Onegin, Freia Das Rheingold, Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Countess Le nozze di Figaro, First Lady Die Zauberflöte, Mathilde Guillaume Tell and Fiordiligi Così fan tutte. Prior to this, Dan was a member of the ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper where she began as a member of their prestigious Opernstudio.
Previous operatic highlights also include Aminta Il re pastore at the Verbier Festival, her debut in the title role of Massenet Manon at Oper Graz, Ofelia in Franco Faccio Amleto at the Bregenz Festival, her house debut with Opera Australia as Mimì La bohème, premiered Francesca da Rimini at the Münchner Opernfestspiele, and Gilda Rigoletto for Romanian National Opera.
A graduate of the National University of Music in Bucharest, Dan is a recipient of many prizes and awards at competitions such as Most Promising Young Artist at the Hans Gabor Belvedere International Singing Competition where she was also awarded the Graz Opera Special Prize and the Soroptimist Prize, the Hariclea Darclee International Singing Competition , and the Ionel Perlea National Song Competition.
Giulietta I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Helena A Midsummer Nights Dream
Amleto L’elisir d’amore
Gretel Hänsel und Gretel
füchsin Schlaukopf The Cunning Little Vixen
Title role Manon
Aminta Il re pastore
Contessa d’Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro
Fiordiligi Così fan tutte
First Lady Die Zauberflöte
Donna Elvira Don Giovanni
Mimì / Musetta La bohème
Thalie / Clarine Platée *
Mathilde von Habsburg Guillaume Tell
Rosalinde Die Fledermaus
Tatyana Eugene Onegin
Agathe Der Freischütz
Freia Das Rheingold
Violetta La traviata *
Anna Nabucco *
Sydney Morning Herald
"a richly coloured, beautifully finished but still radiantly clear sound.”
“Iulia Maria Dan sings the Ofelia, to whom the most beautiful arias have been bestowed, with great tenderness and intimacy.”
“The real revelation in this act was Iulia Maria Dan as Mimì – her dark tone was almost mezzo-like, unexpected but very appealing.”