Rame Lahaj
Tenor

Born in Istog (Kosovo). In 2016 Rame Lahaj was a prize winner in Placido Domingo's Operalia competition. He is considered to be one of the most prominent singers in his generation. The 2016/17-Season marked highlights such as Edgardo/Lucia di Lammermoor at the Paris National Opera, the title role of Faust in Tel Aviv, Duca/Rigoletto with McVickar at Savonlinna Opera Festival as well as concerts in London and Mexico next to Placido Domingo. In Season 217/18 he will among others sing Alfredo/La Traviata with Placido Domingo at the Paris National Opera and at the Bolshoi in Moscow with Sokhiev, Duca/Rigoletto at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki and with Kasper Holten in Malmoe and go on international concert tours, among others with Angela Gheorghiu in South Korea and in Mexico with Orquestra Filarmonica de Jalisco (Guadalajara). Other future engagements until 2020 include Faust at NCPA Beijing, Duca/Rigoletto at Opéra de Montreal in Canada and his house debuts as Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly at Gran Teatre de Liceu de Barcelona and Nemorino/ L'elisir d'Amore at Teatro Real de Madrid, Rodolfo/La Bohème at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and several Galà Concerts. In 2014/15 and 2015-16 he performed Duca di Mantova/Rigoletto at Haus für Mozart in Salzburg, Duca di Mantova/ Rigoletto and Alfredo/La Traviata at Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Alfredo/La Traviata at Opera Australia in Sydney, Rodolfo/La Bohème at Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly at Puccini Festival Torre del Lago and at Opera Las Palmas. He also inaugurated the new 'Amber' Concert Hall in Latvia together w. soprano Marina Rebeka. In 2014 he made his house debuts as Duca di Mantova/Rigoletto at La Monnaie de Bruxelles, as Alfredo/La Traviata at the Hamburg State Opera and as Duca di Mantova/Rigoletto at Deutsche Oper Berlin. In season 2013/2014 Lahaj was also at Semperoper Dresden as Duca di Mantova/Rigoletto, Alfredo/La Traviata and Rodolfo/La Bohème. Moreover, he performed Rodolfo/La Bohème at Royal Albert Hall in London. In 2012 he performed Rodolfo/La Bohème in France at National Opéra de Montpellier. His Italian debut turned out to be a great success with the performance of Rigoletto in the role of Duca di Mantova at Teatro Massimo di Palermo. A first major success was his debut at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest in 2011 with the role of Macduff/Macbeth.

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