Romanian tenor, Stefan Pop is the winner of many competitions including most recently, the Seoul International Music Competition and Operalia (here he also won the Audience Award), both in 2010.
Despite his youth, Stefan has already appeared at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala Milan, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Verdi Trieste, Hamburg Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opera di Roma, Tel Aviv Opera, Zurich Opera, Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa, Teatro di San Carlo Naples, Hamburg, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and Mikhailovsky Theatre St Petersburg.
On the concert platform he has recently appeared in three concerts in Asia and one at Royal Opera House Oman with Angela Gheorghiu and at the Viva Musica Festival in Bratislava.
The 2013/14 season and beyond will see Stefan appear at the Salzburg Festival and at various opera houses such as Oper Frankfurt, Opera de Paris, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Hamburg Staatsoper, Monte Carlo and Menorca.
Stefan will also appear in concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta. Born in 1987 in Bistrita, Stefan completed his studies at the School of Music (violin) and later at the Academy of Music "Gheorghe Dima" of Cluj-Napoca, where he graduated in singing in 2010.
He has performed with all the major Romanian symphony orchestras, including Bucharest, Targu Mures, Iasi, Timisoara and Oradea. He also performed the world premiere of "Colinde balada op. 46 " by Gyorgy Kurtag in March 2009.
Stefan’s first tastes of opera were in performances of Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto (Paolino) with the Hungarian National Opera, followed by L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino) with the Romanian National Opera of Timisoara, both in the 2008/09 season. In December 2009, Stefan Pop made his international debut in the role of ‘Alfred’ in Zeffirelli’s production of La Traviata at Opera di Roma.