Valentina Farcas - Soprano
Born in Bucarest, after piano studies and winning the Romanian international piano competition, she moved to Germany, Essen, to study singing at the Musikhochschule. In 1999 she triumphed at the International Contest "Neue Stimmen" sponsored by Bertelsmann.
Her professional career began at the Komische Oper Berlin, where she formed her repertoire, resumed on the international scene as a freelancer.
Among her most important performances:
Gilda in Rigoletto in Berlin and at Savonlinna Festival in Finland
Queen Schemaha in Le Coq d’Or by Rimsky-Korsakov at the Komische Oper
Hermione in Händel's Oreste (2006 prize as "Production of the Year" in Germany)
The U.S. debut as Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore at the Palm Beach Opera
Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Mozart Festival in La Coruna
Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova
Liu in Turandot at Teatro Regio di Parma
Giulietta in I Capuleti ei Montecchi (published on DVD) in Ravenna, Brescia and Cremona
Eusebia in Die Freunde von Salamanca by Schubert at Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Musetta in La Bohème at Teatro Regio di Parma directed by Bruno Bartoletti
Blonde in Napoli directed by Jeffrey Tate
Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos in Bilbao
Susanna in Nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival in 2006 directed by Ivor Bolton and the beautiful production by Giorgio Strehler at the Mozart Festival in La Coruña in 2008
Raffaele in The Return of Tobias by Haydn at Accademia di Santa Cecilia, conductor Fabio Biondi
L'Enfant et les sortileges with the Orchestra of the RAI directed by Jeffrey Tate
Waldvogel in Siegfried at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari
Jenny in Der Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny in the new production by Laurent Pelly at Theatre Capitole in Toulouse.
The concert repertoire of Valentina Farcas includes Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Passions, Haydn's Creation, Handel's Messiah and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.
Moreover Mozart's Requiem, Mass in C minor and Vesperae Solemnes de confessor, sung at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Riccardo Muti.