Ermonela Jaho
Soprano

Season 18/19 Artist
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Albanian born Ermonela Jaho has sung on the stages of some of the world’s most prestigious stages including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Paris Opera, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Bayeriche Staatsoper in Munich, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, La Scala in Milan, and the Berlin Staatsoper. Indeed, her performance has been striking in each of her roles. In 2016, she was named “Reader’s Award Winner” at the International Opera Awards in London. She made a memorable first appearance at the Paris Opera singing the role of Violetta in La Traviata and has been invited back to perform the title role in Madama Butterfly. Her recording of Suor Angelica at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London was voted “Best DVD of the Year”. The Opera Rara recording of Leoncavallo’s Zaza at the Barbican Hall in London has also received accolades from the press (the Sunday Times’ “Album of the Week”). Her performances in La Traviata in Madrid, Berlin, Vienna and, this summer at the Chorégies d’Orange were also a huge success. She recently performed at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper in the title role of Manon Lescaut, and in La Traviata, at the Berlin Staatsoper. She has also performed at the Chorégies d’Orange in Madama Butterfly, at the Stuttgart Staatsoper in Turandot (Liu), at the Teatro Real in Madrid in Otello (Desdemona) as well as in recital at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Besides the great heroines of Italian opera, Ermonela Jaho is also versed in a vast repertoire which includes Massenet, Offenbach, Aubert, Bizet, Chabrier, Gounod, Handel, Milhaud, Mozart, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Rimski-Korsakov, Johann Strauss, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky

Currently in

Career history

Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome

Distinctions

Winner of several singing competitions: Puccini in 1997, Ancona in 1998, Rovereto in 1999 and Wexford in 2000