Lucian Krasznec was born in Banat, Romania. He studied voice at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg in the class of Cheryl Studer and complemented his training by following the master classes of Christian Elsner, Peter Frank, Gerold Huber, Ruth Ziesak and Anna Reynolds. In 2006, he received a scholarship from the International Association of Richard Wagner Societies and Rotary International. The following year, he was a prize winner at the Armin Knab Lied competition in Würzburg. In 2008, he received the Franz Völker Prize from the commune of Neu-Isenburg and a grant from the Richard Strauss Society in Munich. He made his stage debut at the Mozart Festival in Würzburg (as Tamino, in Die Zauberflöte) and then performed in follow-up productions in Coburg and Freiburg before joining the troupe of the Staatstheater in Darmstadt. In 2011, he was engaged by the Dortmund Opera. Whilst there, he performed some of the major roles of the opera repertoire, including Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser), the Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier), Nemorino (L’Elisir d’amore), Alfredo (La Traviata) as well as the title role of Faust. He also performs roles from the operetta repertoire (René in Le Comte de Luxembourg and Gjurka Karoly in Roxy und ihr Wunderteam). In 2010, he tackled the title role in Der Zarewitsch at the Mörbisch Festival, and he returned there 2011 for the title role in Der Zigeunerbaron. He has performed at the Vienna Volksoper in Bettelstudent and Princesse Czardas and appeared at the Frankfurt Opera and the Salzburg and Bregenz Festivals in Die Zauberflöte. Lucian Krasznec has been a member of the troupe of Munich’s Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz since the 2016-2017 season. In that capacity, in addition to the Mozartian repertoire, he has tackled numerous roles, including Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Lyonel (Martha), Baron Kronthal (Der Wildschütz), Leicester (Maria Stuarda), Rodolfo (La Bohème), the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Camille Count de Rosillon (Die Lustige Witwe), and Lensky (Eugene Onegin). He also performs in concert at the Cologne Philharmonie, the Beethovenhalle in Bonn, the Essen Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Düsseldorf Tonhalle and the Dortmund Konzerthaus.
Lucian Krasznec is making his Paris Opera debut