Letitia Vitelaru

Soprano

Biography

Rumanian soprano Letitia Vitelaru was part of the “Accademia Teatro alla Scala” after she won the admission contest 2011, where she studied with Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Renato Bruson, Luis Alva, Vincezno Scalera and James Vaughan.

 

In 2012 she made her debut at Teatro alla Scala, singing Norina in Don Pasquale, conducted by Enrico Mazzola and directed by Jonathan Miller. She returned to the Teatro alla Scala in 2013 to sing Giulia in Rossini ́s La scala di seta, conducted by Christoph Rousset and directed by Damiano Michieletto.


In January 2021 she sang Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata at Mozart Hall Zaragoza in Spain.

 

During the 2019/ 2020 season she sang the role of Imogene in Il Pirata at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and all four soprano parts in Les Contes d'Hoffmann in Mexico City at the Palacio de Bellas Artes.

 

In 2020 she sang Norina in Don Pasquale at Spira Culture Center in Sweden. During the 2018 / 2019 season she sang Susana in Le nozze di Figaro at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and Lucia di Lammermoor at the Dorset Opera Festival in England.

 

In 2017 she sang her first Lucia in Lucia de Lammermoor at the Teatro Claudio Abbado di Ferrara and Teatro Mario del Monaco di Treviso, led by Sergio Alapont, after she received the "Premio Belussi" at the prestigious Concorso Internazionale per Cantanti "Toti dal Monte". In the same season she sang the title role in Anna Bolena at the Kammeroper Hamburg (Germany).

Recent performances include the role of Valencienne in Vedova Allegra at the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Teatro Mario del Monaco in Treviso, Violetta in La Traviata at the Teatro Lírico di Cagliari, led by Cristiano del Monte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Opera National Romania Iasi in Romania.

 

She also sang the role of Giulietta in Verdi's Un giorno di regno at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, led by Stefano Ranzani and directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi.

 

She received critical acclaim singing the role of Adina in L’elisir d’amore at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, led by Christopher Franklin and the role of Carolina in Il matrimonio segreto at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto, Italy.

 

Letitia Vitelaru was winner of numerous prizes, among them the "Concorso lirico Assami" and won the "Concorso comunitá Europea" for young lyric singers in 2010.

 

On the concert stage, Ms. Vitelaru, sang at the Hermitage Theatre in St. Petersburg, conducted by Mats Liljefors; at the Sala Palatului in Bucharest and Brasov with the “Johannes Strauss Ensemble – The Best of Vienna”, directed by Russell McGregor. She sang at the Philarmonic in Johannesburg and at the Musaion Concert Hall University in Pretoria. In 2010 she gave a concert in Shanghai at the Expo event as one of the representatives of the Italian team.

 

Ms. Vitelaru was invited to sing at the Maestro Renato Bruson 50th Anniversary in Spoleto and at the Magda Oliver Anniversary Concert at the Teatro San Babila, Milano, she participated at the Concerto Lirico, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi (Busseto), and in Athens at “Puccini Concert”, for Theocharakis Foundation for Arts and Music.

 

Letitia Vitelaru was born in Rumania and studied violin and piano at the Dinu Lipatti Music High School. She then pursued further vocal studies at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan. As a result of winning the Assami Competition she made her debut in The Beggar's Opera by John Gay. She participated in masterclasses with acclaimed singers such as Daniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato, Luciana D’Intino, Norma Fantini, Maria Slătinaru-Nistor and Mariella Devia.

 

Conductors:

Jader Bignamini, Sergio Alapont, Christopher Franklin, Enrique Mazzola, Francesco Ommassini, Carlo Palleschi, Stefano Ranzani, Christoph Rousset, Mats Liljefors, Cristiano del Monte, Jonas Alber, Jose Miguel Esandi, Srba Dinic.

 

"Letitia Vitelaru revealed herself as an optimal Giulia, both from the vocal and scenic point of view, with a sharp sharpness coloratura. The soprano did not feel intimidated by the demands by the stage direction, such as doing gymnastics while singing the duet with Germano."

 

(Teatro alla Scala, La Scala di Seta, Rossini)

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