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Natalia Tanasii

Soprano

  • Hugely talented Moldovan soprano Natalia Tanasii made her professional debut at the age of 21 as 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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  • A 2019 finalist of the Queen Sonja and Neue Stimmen Competitions, Tanasii’s highlights in the 2019/20 season include anticipated debuts as Mimi La bohème at Teatro Sao Carlos, Lisbon and at the National Theatre Opera in Prague followed by her debut at the Salzburg Festival as 5 Magd Elektra. She also makes a return to Zürich as a guest artist to sing Zerlina Don Giovanni, a role she also sings with the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in her Chinese debut.


    A recent graduate of the International Opera Studio in Zurich, her roles included Sandman in a new production of Hänsel und Gretel under the baton of Fabio Luisi, Javotte in a new production of Manon, Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Fifth Maid Elektra. She was also heard as Sklave Salome; Undis, Birks Mutter/Wilddrude Ronja Räubertochter and Arminda in a new production of La finta giardiniera directed by Tatjana Gürbaca and conducted by Gianluca Capuano.


    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, where her arresting performance received outstanding accolades. Later in the season she returned to Oslo for her debut as Fiordiligi in a new production of Cosi fan tutte and reprised the role of Micaela Carmen. Tanasii also appeared at the opening of the Rosehill 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.

    2019-20 season / 456 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Season highlights

Mimi La bohème
Teatro Nacional de São Carlos


Sandmann Hänsel und Gretel
Opernhaus Zürich


Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly
Opernhaus Zürich


Javotte Manon
Opernhaus Zürich


5 Magd Elektra
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


Rachmaninoff
The Bells

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.

Classical Source

Intermusica represents Natalia Tanasii worldwide

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

Lottie Gulliver
Associate Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9937
lgulliver@intermusica.co.uk

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Clarinet

Mark Simpson

Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles