Antonel Boldan

Chorus of the Opera

Antonel Boldan, a young opera tenor from Romania, initially earnt a Masters in psychology at Babes Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca, Romania and then received training in Moreno psychodrama for a number of years. His love for music made him decide to try his luck at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj Napoca where he won a prize for singing and the operatic arts in 2007 performing the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Romanian National Opera in Cluj Napoca. His repertoire of roles includes Lord Arturo Bucklaw in Lucia di Lammermoor, Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Frederic Loewe’s My Fair Lady (at the Romanian National Opera in Cluj Napoca) Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro (at the Cluj Napoca Hungarian Opera), and Arlecchino in Pagliacci, Count Zedlau in Weiner Blut and Alfredo in La Traviata (at the Brasov Opera / Romania). A prize-winner and a finalist in numerous competitions in his native country, he was a finalist at the UPMCF Voice Competition in Paris in 2011 and a semi-finalist at the Francisco Viñas Competition in Barcelona in 2012. He continued his training in bel canto in France with the renowned mezzo-soprano Viorica Cortez.