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Roxana Constantinescu

  • Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Roxana Constantinescu: After another prize-winning success at Italy’s “Tito Schipa” Singing Competition, Roxana Constantinescu was invited to make her debut as Angelina/La Cenerentola at the Teatro Politeama di Lecce and went on to appear as Rosina/Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Austria’s Tirol Festival.
It was also as Rosina that Roxana enjoyed great acclaim in Cologne when she took over their opening night at short notice in September 2007. Other operatic appearances to date have included Ramiro/La finta giardiniera and Hermia/A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Munich’s Prinzregententheater; Conception/L’heure espagnole at Italy’s Teatro Diego Fabbri; Holofernes/Juditha Triumphans at Munich’s House of Art and Prince Orlovsky/Die Fledermaus at both Bucharest’s State Opera and Essen’s Philharmonie.
As a concert singer, Roxana Constantinescu is in high demand and has recently debuted at Carnegie Hall and Chicago’s Symphony Hall singing Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pierre Boulez. Roxana enjoys an ongoing relationship with Helmuth Rilling and has performed with him around the world in music by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
Other conductors with whom Roxana Constantinescu has collaborated include Gerd Albrecht, Christoph Poppen, Marco Armiliato, Manfred Honeck, Kirill Petrenko, Yannik Nézet-Séguin, Sebastian Weigle and Franz Welser-Möst.