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Emanuela Pascu
Mezzo-soprano

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Emanuela Pascu was born in Romania. After learning to play the piano, she studied voice at the National University of Music in Bucharest where she earned a master’s II while perfecting her skills under the guidance of Corneliu Fanatean. In 2015, she entered the Paris Opera Academy. A prize winner at numerous competitions, her awards include the Jury’s Special Prize at the “Master of Lyrical Art Competition” at the Bucharest Opera in 2011 and the audience prize at the Bordeaux International Voice Competition in 2016. After performing roles like Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Ruggiero (Alcina) at the National University of Music in Bucharest, Emanuela Pascu made her Bucharest Opera debut performing the title role of Carmen. She has sung numerous roles there since, including Romeo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni).
She also appeared in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the of baton of Fayçal Karoui in Pau. More recently, as part of the Paris Opera Academy, she sang the roles of the Messenger (Orfeo) and Mariana (Il Signor Bruschino). She also performed the roles of a Greek Woman and the Second Priestess (Iphigénie en Tauride) at the Paris Opera, A Lady in Waiting to Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) at the Capitole de Toulouse, and Carmen in a concert version in Chartres. She has also sung the title role of Massenet’s Hérodiade at the Saint-Étienne Opera.

Projects:
Laura (Iolanta) at the Paris Opera, Maddalena (Rigoletto) at the Savonlinna Festival, the Comtesse de Coigny and Madelon (Andréa Chénier) at the Nice Opera, and Olga (Eugene Onegin) at the Marseille Opera.

Career history

1986
Born in Tulcea (Romania)

2011
She obtained her Master’s Degree from the National University of Music in Bucharest and was awarded an EEC grant by the Vienna Musiktheater.

2015

She was awarded a place in the Atelier Lyrique / Academy of the Paris Opera.

Distinctions

2011
Special prize in the Bucharest International Voice Competition

2014
Second prize in the China International Vocal Competition (Ningbo)