Romanian Soprano Iulia Maria Dan’s “richly coloured, beautifully finished but still radiantly clear sound” (Sydney Morning Herald) has made her highly in demand in the most prestigious houses across Europe. This season, she makes anticipated company debuts with the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Opera National de Bordeaux and looking further ahead, she will make her debut with Malmö Opera and Opera de Versailles.
A recent member of the ensemble at the Semperoper Dresden, her roles there included Micaela Carmen; Mimi and Musetta La Bohème; Gretel Hansel and Gretel; Donna Elvira Don Giovanni; Fiordiligi Così Fan Tutte; Tatyana Eugene Onegin; Contessa Le nozze di Figaro, Violetta La Traviata and Madam Cortese Il viaggio a Reims.
Dan has made several acclaimed debuts: at the Verbier Festival as Aminta Il re pastore; the title role in Massenet's Manon at Oper Graz; Ofelia in Franco Faccio's Amleto at the Bregenz Festival; Mimi La Bohème with Opera Australia on the Sidney Harbour; the premiere of Francesca da Rimini at the Münchner Opernfestspiele; and Gilda Rigoletto for Romanian National Opera. A member of the Staatsoper Hamburg ensemble between 2015-2017, her roles there included Helena A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Agathe Der Freischütz, Mimì La Bohème, Tatyana Eugene Onegin, Freia Das Rheingold, Contessa Le nozze di Figaro, Mathilde Guillaume Tell, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus 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.
Upcoming and recent successes on the concert platform include Beethoven Symphony No.9 with Staatstheater Kassel, a programme of Mozart arias at Lviv MozArt Festival conducted by Oksana Lyniv, Beethoven Cantata for the Death of Emperor Josef with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Mark Wigglesworth and Verdi Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Edward Gardner at the Royal Festival Hall.
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.”