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Roxana Constantinescu

Roxana Constantinescu, who was born is Bucharest and started her career as a soloist of the Vienna Staatsoper ensemble, has emerged as one of today’s leading vocal artists, showcasing an extensive repertoire in both concert and opera. Noteworthy recent engagements of the mezzo-soprano include the concertante performance and recording of Bellini's "I Puritani" with the Dresden Philharmonic, Mozart's Requiem with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Mahler's 2nd Symphony with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra in Bucharest, as well as recitals in Paris and Vienna. With the Dresden Philharmonic under Marek Janowski she performed and recorded Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen", "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Il Tabarro".


Roxana Constantinescu celebrated her debut at the Opéra national de Paris as Bradamante in Händel’s "Alcina" and portrayed the title role in Vivaldi’s "Juditha Triumphans" at the Greek National Opera, a production broadcast worldwide by Mezzo TV. She was the alto soloist in Rossini's Stabat Mater at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall and she performed in concerts with the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and Hans-Christoph Rademann at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, in Princeton and Fort Lauderdale. Under the baton of Helmuth Rilling she repeatedly sang at Konzerthaus Berlin, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Oregon Bach Festival.


The mezzo-soprano has made highly acclaimed opera debuts at Zurich Opera House, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Wiener Staatsoper, Theater an der Wien, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera de Oviedo, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, The Israeli Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo and LA Opera.


Roxana Constantinescu has appeared with some of the foremost conductors of our time, including Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Ricardo Muti, Fabio Luisi, James Conlon, Helmuth Rilling, Gustavo Dudamel, Kirill Petrenko, Marek Janowski, Sir Neville Marriner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Cristian Măcelaru, Bertrand de Billy, Franz Welser-Möst, Manfred Honeck, Masaaki Suzuki, Marco Armiliato, Riccardo Frizza and more.


Her performances have graced concerts of esteemed orchestras including the


Chicago Symphony Orchestra, LA Phil, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Bach Collegium Stuttgart and Bach Collegium Japan.


Roxana Constantinescu is also recognized as an accomplished art song recitalist, having given recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Abbaye de Lessay, Theatre Ranelagh Paris, Musikverein Vienna and Palais Eschenbach Vienna. She has recorded for BIS Records, Pentatone, Hänssler Classic, OEHMS Classics, SWR, CSO Resound, Artmode Records, Weltbild and Carus Verlag. The recording of Stravinsky's "Pulcinella" under the baton of Pierre Boulez she took part in was nominated for a Grammy.