Stefan Pop

Born in 1987 in Bistrita (Romania), Stefan Pop studied music at the Music College and following at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in  Cluj-Napoca.

The tenor made his debut in the 2008-09 season as Paolino (Il matrimonio segreto) at the Hungarian Opera in Cluj-Napoca and Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) at the Romanian National Opera in Timisoara. In December 2009 Stefan Pop made his international debut as Alfredo (La traviata) at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (stage director F. Zeffirelli).

His repertory includes: Elvino (Somnambula), Cassio (Othello), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto).

Now he performs at various theatres such as The Greek National Opera Athens, Vienna State Opera, Paris Opera, ROH Covent Garden, Teatro Verdi Trieste, Hamburg State Opera, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv, Oper Frankfurt.

He has a rich concert activity with most of the Romanian symphonic orchestra (Bucharest, Targu Mures, Iasi, Timisoara, Oradea), especially to be mentioned the worldwide first performance of Colinda balada, op. 46 by  Gyorgy Kurtag with the Philharmonic Orchestra Transylvania Cluj-Napoca, in 2009.

Awards:
First prize at the International Music Competition in Seoul (2010)
First prize and auditorium prize at the XVIII Operalia in Milan (2010)
He also won numerous international singing competitions as Sigismund Toduta (2007), Hariclea Darclée (2007), Martian Negrea (2008), Ion Perlea, Sabin Dragoi (2009).
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