Irina Lungu 
After accomplishing her piano and choir conducting studies, the Russian Soprano graduated at the State Academy of Music of Voronezh (Russia) in 2003.

She has won numerous international competitions such as the Chajkovskij competition of Moscow, in Dresden, Elena Obraztsova competition in Saint Petersburg, the price Maria Callas in Athens, the competitions Montserrat Caballé in Andorra, Belvedere in Wien, Voci Verdiane in Busseto and Operalia in Los Angeles.

From 2003 to 2005, she attended the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala of Milan under the guidance of Leyla Gencer. In Italy, she debuted in PARISINA of Donizetti in Bergamo, UGO CONTE DI PARIGI at Teatro Bellini in Catania and MOÏSE ET PHARAON under the baton of M. Riccardo Muti at Teatro alla Scala of Milan, where she returned to sing GLI STIVALETTI of Chajkovskij, SANCTA SUSANNA of Hindemith and in the 2007/08 season, LA TRAVIATA conducted by M. Lorin Maazel.

In the 2007-2008 season she starred as the main character of a new edition of MARIA STUARDA and of LA TRAVIATA at Teatro alla Scala in Milan; in CARMEN at Sferisterio in Macerata, in LA BOHÈME during the Settimane Musicali of Stresa and in IL CORSARO at Festival Verdi in Parma. She has recently debuted in IL TURCO IN ITALIA at Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa.

In the 2009 season, she sang LA TRAVIATA in Verona at Teatro Filarmonico and in Turin, MARIA STUARDA in Venice, and CARMEN in Arena di Verona.

She recently performed in LA TRAVIATA in Vienna, at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, in Wiesbaden, Aix en Provence Ferstival, in Dijion, Caen and at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, with FAUST and L'ELISIR D'AMORE at Teatro alla Scala, in Beijing, La Coruna and Verona, CARMEN in Salerno and for Arena di Verona, UN GIORNO DI REGNO in Bilbao, RIGOLETTO in Turin, Aix en Provence Festival, in concert at Hollywood Bowl conducted by M° Dudamel and at Metropolitan Opera. Moreover she sang FALSTAFF at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and in a japan tour, DON PASQUALE in Verona and LA BOHEME at Metropolitan Opera in New York and FAUST in Amsterdam, LA BOHÈME at Covent Garden in London, CARMEN in Verona.

In the future season she will be performing LA TRAVIATA in Vienna and Madrid, RIGOLETTO in Paris, ROMEO ET JULIETTE in Verona.

October 2014 
On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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