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Born in 1987 in Bistrita (Romania), Stefan Pop graduated "Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy in Cluj Napoca.

He won numerous international singing competitions as "Sigismund Toduta" 2007, "Hariclea Darclée" 2007, "Martian Negrea" 2008, "Ion Perlea", "Sabin Dragoi" 2009, 6th International Music Competition Seoul 2010 - first prize, "Operalia" Milano 2010 - first prize and auditorium prize.

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 Transilvania Philharmonic Orchestra from Cluj-Napoca, in March 2009.

The tenor makes his debut on the opera stages in the 2008-09 season, as Paolino in Il matrimonio segreto at the Hungarian Opera in Cluj-Napoca and Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore at the Romanian National Opera in Timisoara.

In December 2009 Stefan Pop made his international debut as Alfredo in La Traviata at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in the famous production staged by Franco Zefirelli.

Soon after he performed this role on various international stages such as: Greek National Opera Athens, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Verdi Trieste, Hamburg State Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Teatro "Carlo Felice" Genova, Teatro Massimo Palermo (with Mariella Devia as Violetta), Bucharest National Opera, Israeli Opera Tel-Aviv.

He sang Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore at Teatro Verdi Trieste in 2010 and at Hamburg State Opera in 2011 and his first Elvino in La Sonnambula at Vienna State Opera in the same year. Later that year he also made his debut at Opernhaus Zürich as Cassio in Verdi's Otello and in Seoul as Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto.

He was guest in three of Angela Gheorghiu's concerts in the Far East (Seoul and Shanghai).

In February 2012 Stefan Pop made his first appearance on the stage of Opera de Paris as Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto. In December 2012 he made his debut at Royal Opera House in London, performing Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore

December 2013 brought the debut in the title role of Faust by Charles Gounod at the National Opera in Bucharest, a very successful performance soon followed by other Faust performances at Opera Rijeka (Croatia, March 2014) and Hong Kong Cultural Center (May 2014)

In June 2014 he made his debut as Rodolfo in the concert version of La Boheme at Salle Pleyel in Paris, alongside Patrizia Cioffi. Later on, in August 2014, he also made a debut, as the Italian singer in Der Rosenkavalier at the Salzburg Festival.

In February 2015, Stefan Pop made the debut in Don Giovanni at Opera Bastille, Paris, alongside a great cast under Alain Altinoglu's baton.

Stefan Pop performed alongside some of the most important opera singers: Angela Gheorghiu, Patrizia Ciofi, Mariella Devia, Edita Gruberova, Tatiana Lisnic, Sonya Yoncheva, Placido Domingo, Leo Nucci, Jose Cura, Thomas Hampson, Erwin Schrott, under the baton of Evelino Pidò, Andrea Battistoni, Daniele Gatti, Simone Young, Paolo Longo and Luciano di Martino among others.

His future engagements include L'Elisir d'amore (Tel Aviv), La Traviata (Hamburg, Naples).

 

Stefan Pop | MENGINO - artists management unlimited: opera singers, conductors, directors, orchestras and vocal ensembles