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Born in Albania, Ermonela Jaho studied singing at the Tirana Conservatoire and at the National Academy of St Cecilia, Rome. She lives in New York. Her repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the Verismo era and the Bel Canto. She performs on the leading international stages and is renown for her performances of Violetta Valery (La Traviata), Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica (Il Trittico) and Adriana Lecouvreur.
For the 2023/24 season, she appears in La Rondine at the Zurich Opera, The Human Voice at the Teatro Real Madrid, Suor Angelica at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and in concerts for operatic galas in Athens, Barcelona, Valencia, Nice, Oviedo, London and the Wigmore Hall with Opera Rara.
In 2023, she was nominated “Artist of the Year” at the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), and her recording of Turandot, released by Warner Classics / Erato, has been selected for the Best Opera Recording by the Gramophone magazine. She also won the 2021 ICMA vocal music prize with her album “Anima Rara”. As an ambassador of Opera Rara, she is committed to rediscovering forgotten operas of the 19th and 20th centuries.
At the Paris Opera: La Traviata (Violetta Valery), 2014, 2018; Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio San), 2015; The Tales of Hoffmann (Antonia), 2016; Les Huguenots (Valentine), 2018 ; Faust (Marguerite), 2021
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