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Natalia Tanasii


  • Born in 1991, Moldovan soprano Natalia Tanasii is the recipient of numerous prizes in national and international singing competitions. At the age of 21 she made her professional debut in the role of 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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  • In the 2017/18 season Tanasii joins the prestigious International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich where her roles include Sklave Salome; Undis, Birks Mutter/Wilddrude Ronja Räubertochter; Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Arminda La finta giardiniera.

    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. Later in the season she made her debut as Fiordiligi in a new production of Cosi fan tutte and reprised the role of Micaela Carmen, both at Den Norske Opera & Ballet. Tanasii also appeared at the opening of the Rosehill Theatre 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.

    2017-18 season / 347 words. Not to be altered without permission.


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Season highlights

Sklave Salome
Opernhaus Zürich

Undis, Birks Mutter/Wilddrude Ronja Räubertochter
Opernhaus Zürich

Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly
Opernhaus Zürich

Arminda La finta giardiniera
Opernhaus Zürich

Opera repertoire

Micaela Carmen

Nedda I Pagliacci

Contessa Le nozze di Figaro
Donna Elvira Don Giovanni
Fiordiligi Così fan tutte

Antonia Tales of Hoffmann 

Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly

Tatiana Eugene Onegin
Title role Iolanta

Anina La traviata

Flowermaiden Parsifal 

Concert repertoire

Symphony No.9

Ein Deutsches Requiem


Nelson Mass

Requiem Mass

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.

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