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LAURA NICORESCU

"...Marzelline was the youthful Laura Nicorescu,phrasing impeccably and singing with limpid voice and innocent character..." 

       Opera Magazine

 
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MEET THE ARTIST

Laura Nicorescu is a Romanian soprano based in Austria. She graduated from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg , where she studied voice with Horiana Branisteanu. From 2001-2005 she studied at the Bucharest Music University under Maria Slatinaru Nistor. Her current mentor is irish teacher Veronica Dunne.


In 2008, Ms. Nicorescu was accepted to the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera, where she worked with Rudolf Piernay, Margreet Honig and John Norris. At the Bavarian State Opera, she performed in both the National Theater and the Cuvillies Theater, roles including: Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte; Clorinda in La Cenerentola; First Angel in Pfitzner's Palestrina; Taumännchen in Hänsel und Gretel; Schleppträgerin in Elektra; Jano in Jenufa; Modistin in Der Rosenkavalier; Ismene in Medea in Corinto; and understudied leading roles in new productions of L'elisir d'Amore (Adina) and Die Tragödie des Teufels (Eva).


'The Romanian soprano has all it takes to convince as Fiordiligi: a dark timbre, a great tessitura and a cultivated voice. She sings stylistically right in extreme highs and lows of her part. None of the usual timbre but a very distinctive soprano,' wrote critic Markus Thiel after her debut as Fiordiligi in the Cuvillies Theater as a part of the Opera Studio Program.


During her two seasons in Munich, Ms. Nicorescu was also actively guesting in productions such as Die Zauberflöte (Pamina) in Bayreuth and Hof, Cosi fan Tutte (Fiordiligi) in St Gallen, and Jenufa (Jano) in Leipzig, as well as concerts at the Berliner Philharmonie, and with orchestras including the Koblenz Philharmonie and Mozarteum Orchestra. After two seasons in Munich, she went on to perform in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze) - a new production in Antwerpen and Gent, L'Elisir d'Amore (Gianetta) at the Salzburg Landestheater, in the New Year's Eve Concert at the Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg (performing Frühlingsstimmen-Walzer with the Mozarteum Orchestra). In 2011/2012, she made her role debut as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro in Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach and returned to Vlaamse Opera as Frasquita in Carmen.


In the 2012-2013 season, she gave her debut as Despina and Sophie (Werther) in Salzburg, returned as a guest of the 'Salon' in the chamber music hall of the Berliner Philharmonie, gave her first recital at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, and sang  for the first time Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with the Haydn Orchestra in Bolzano and Trento.


In more recent seasons, Laura has sung song recitals at Musikverein in Vienna, and  concerts with repertoire such as Mahler 4th Symphony, Les Illuminations by Britten, and Sieben fühe lieder by Berg, at the Opera de Rouen Normandie, and the Bucharest Ateneum. She returned to the Vlaamse Opera as Despina, as well as making her debut at the National Opera Bucharest as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.


In 2016 Laura performed her first Zerlina in Don Giovanni at Opera de Rouen Normandie and Opera Royal de Versailles, and sang Carmina Burana in the Festspielhaus Salzburg, conducted by Ivor Bolton. She also sang Marzelline in Graham Vick's new production of Fidelio at Bucharest State Opera, and gave her debut recitals in London at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and St. James's Piccadilly.


As a permanent member of the ensemble of the Salzburger Landestheater, she gave her debut in roles such as Clarice in Il Mondo della Luna by Haydn, Sahr in Tahrir (a world premiere by Hossam Mahmoud), Ivonne in Jonny spielt auf by Krenek, Rezia in Die Pilger von Mekka by Gluck, and sang Marzelline in Fidelio, Pamina in Die Zauberfföte, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni. In 2017 she  gave her debut as Jenny Hill in Kurt Weill's Mahagonny.      

She has been recognized with many awards at competitions and elsewhere, for example the Special Prize for Young Talent at the Francesco Vinas Competition in Barcelona; Prize at the Competition of Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg; First Prize at the National Singing Competition Bucharest; Exellence Prize at the Lied Competition Brasov; First prize at National Competitions Mihail Jora and Ionel Perlea in Romania. Laura has taken part in masterclasses with Sonia Ghazarian, Denyce Graves, Ileana Cotrubas, Grace Bumbry, and worked with conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Kirill Petrenko, Leo Hussain, Asher Fisch, Simone Young and Ivor Bolton, and stage directors including Barbara Frey, Christian Stueckl, Hans Neuenfels, Eike Grams, Graham Vick and Amelie Niermeyer.          

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

 


Il clarinettista Walter Seyfarth e la pianista Cordelia Höffer ,che hanno invitato a unirsi a loro il giovane soprano Laura Nicorescu : voce di bellissimo smalto e portamento:
(Corriere Firenze,Aug.2016)


Reviews Don Giovanni :

"...Laura Nicorescu est une délicieuse Zerlina  dont la grâce vocale ne perdrait rien á prendre un peu de volume.Par sa beauté,sa jeunesse et la qualité de son chant elle sauve la distribution ..."
(François Vicaire, Normandie Overblog)

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"...Heureusement que la belle voix et le jeu de Laura Nicorescu,meilleur rôle féminin,font croire à la fraîcheur du personnage et à son charme intrinsèque,ce qui ne veut pas dire en effet qu'elle est complètement désintéressée"
(Beate Langenbrunch,Bachtrack.com)

"Le jeu théâtral et le timbre de la soprano roumanie Laura Nicorescu épousent idéalement la coquetterie affranchie"
(Victoria Okada Resmusica.com)

" Parmi elles,une Zerlina rebelle,charmante Laura Nicorescu au tempérament vocal rafraîchissant..."
(Albina Belabiod, Opera-online.com)

" Charmante physiquement et vocalment séduisante,la soprano roumaine Laura Nicoresu est une Zerline rusée et piquante"
(Brigitte Cormier, Forumopera.com)

Karl Harb,Salzburger Nachrichten " Beweglich und bewegend: Laura Nicorescu als Clarice " Il mondo della Luna, Sep,2015

Karl Harb,Salzburger Nachrichten : " herausleuchtend aus den Ensembles,ohne ungebührlich "hervorstechend " zu sein,Laura Nicorescu als Frasquita" Carmen, Okt 2015

Heidemarie Klabacher : www.drehpunktkultur.at .

"Und die verlorene gegangene Prinzessin selber?Diese scheint das Landestheater direkt in den Seiten der "Märchen aus 1001 Nacht" gecastet zu haben: Laura Nicorescu singt strahlend und makelos,eine Märchenprinzessin in der Erscheinung mit technischer Perfekter Stimmführung und reich timbrierten Sopranklang über alle Höhen."

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REPERTOIRE

 
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REPERTOIRE (OPERA)

Beethoven, Fidelio - Marzelline


Bizet, Carmen - Frasquita


Donizetti, L'Elisir d'Amore - Adina / Gianetta


Dvorak, Rusalka - 2 Nymph


Febel, Das Gespensterhaus - Die Tote Frau

                                          

Gluck, Die Pilger von Mekka - Rezia


Gluck,Orfeo ed Euridice (ital.vers.) - Euridice


Haydn, Il Mondo della Luna - Clarice


Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel - Taumännchen


Janacek, Jenufa - Jano


Krenek, Jonny spielt auf - Ivonne


Massenet, Werther - Sophie


Mayr, Medea in Corinto - Ismene


Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro - Susanna


Mozart, Così fan Tutte - Despina / Fiordiligi


Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Konstanze


Mozart, Die Zauberflöte - Pamina


Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito - Servilia


Mozart, Don Giovanni - Zerlina


Naske, Die Feuerrote  Friederique - Tante / Lehrerin


Offenbach, Ba-ta-clan - Fe-an-nich-ton


Pfitzner, Palestrina - 1. Engel


Rossini, La Cenerentola - Clorinda


Tucano, L'ultimo tango di Madame Ivonne - Ivonne


Verdi, Macbeth - Dama di Lady Macbeth

Weill,Mahagonny - Jenny Hill

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REPERTOIRE (ORCHESTRA)

Bach, Easter Oratorio
Berg, Sieben frühe Lieder
Britten, Les Illuminations
Mahler, Symphony 4
Mozart, C-moll Messe ( Sop.1)
Mozart, Exultate Jubilate
Mozart,Lauretanische Litanei
Mozart, Requiem
Orff, Carmina Burana
Pergolesi, Stabat Mater
Vivaldi, Gloria

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ROLES IN STUDY

Berg, Lulu - Lulu

Humperdinck, Haensel und Gretel - Gretel

Verdi,Traviata,Violetta 

Mozart, Don Giovanni - Donna Anna

Stravinsky, The Rake's Progress - Anne Trulove

 

CALENDAR

 
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2018/2019

30 Nov. -  Recital with pianist Adrian Kelly.Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.A concert celebrating Romanian National Day and Centenary of great Union..In program works by Debussy,Brahms,Mozart,Enescu,Donceanu,Gheciu,Brediceanu.


24 and 25  January 2019 - Mahler 4 , Bucharest Athenaeum, Philarmonic Orchester Bucharest , Conductor Leo Hussain



9.Feb 2019 - Oyayaye in Oyayaye and Catherine  in Pomme d'Api by J. Offenbach - Muenchener Kammerspiele,Jewish Chamber Orchestra,Munchen 

7,16 April,10,19,21May,2 June - Despina ,Cosi fan tutte, Salzburger Landestheater,Conductor Adrian Kelly,Director Jacopo Spirei 


2,17,28,31 May  - Susanna ,Le Nozze di Figaro, Salzburger Landestheater,  Conductor Adrian Kelly, Director Jacopo Spirei

 2017/2018

19 July 2017 - Staatstheater Mannheim,K Weil,Mahagonny 

Jenny Hill

17 Sept - Basilika Ottobeuren ,

W.A. Mozart - Lauretanische Litanei,D - Dur KV 195

W.A.Mozart - C Moll Mass KV 427

Sopran- 1 Laura Nicorescu

Sopran- 2 Olivia Vermeulen

Tenor- Patrik Grahl

Bass- Günther Haumer 

Mozarteumorchester Salzburg,Bachchor Salzburg

Conductor Leopold Hager

20 Jan - Salzburg Landestheater, W. A. Mozart - Le Nozze di

Figaro, Susanna (Premiere)

Director Jacopo Spirei      

Conductor Adrian Kelly

23,26,28 Jan - Susanna ,Le Nozze di Figaro,Salzburger Landestheater

3,7,20 Feb  

9,20,25 March

4 April,

3,26,30 May

Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro,Salzburger Landestheater 

27,28,29 June -Was bleibt, oder die Geschichte eines Rattenfängers by Matthew King 

      Role -"Major Secretary"   Republic ,Salzburg,Community opera .    A project by    Bridging Arts.    

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2016/2017

3 Oct - St Martin-in-the-fields, London: Recital (Cordelia Höfer piano), Works by A.Berg, C.W.Gluck, G.Enescu​

5 Oct - St James's Piccadilly, London: Recital (Cordelia Höfer piano), Works by A.Berg, C.W.Gluck, G.Enescu  ​

23 Oct - Schloss Nymphenburg: Mozart-Gala , München 

26 Nov - Weisser Saal, Neues Schloss, Stuttgart: Mozart-Festkonzert

22 Jan - Salzburg, Landestheater : Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice -

Euridice (debut)


24,26 Jan, 8,10 Feb - Salzburg, Landestheater : Gluck,Orfeo ed Euridice - Euridice

(further performances)

1-6 Feb 2017 - Gran Canaria, Spain: Mozart Requiem (Tour with Mozarteum Orchester)

30 April - Salzburg, Landestheater: Kurt Weill, Mahagonny - Jenny (Premiere)


                

4, 7, 14, 23, 26, 30 May, 14 June - Salzburg, Landestheater: Kurt Weill, Mahagonny - Jenny (further performances)




8,10,11 June - Ingolstadt Theater: Kurt Weill,Mahagonny - Jenny

         

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2015/2016

20,22,29, Sept, 7,13,29,Oct, 13,18,20,Nov, 11,27, Dec
Clarice, Il mondo della luna by Haydn,
Salzburger Landestheter


18,21,23,26,30,Oct, 3,5,7,10,14 Nov
Frasquita, Carmen
Felsenreitschule,Salzburger Landestheater


15. Nov, Benefit Gala,Haus für Mozart,
Carmina Burana,
Mozarteum Orchestra,
Ivor Bolton,conductor


26,28 Feb, 1,3,5,8,10 Mar. 2016
Zerlina ,Don Giovanni (Debut)
Opera de Rouen,Haute-Normandie


17,19,20 Mar.
Zerlina, Don Giovanni,
Opera Royal de Versailles

1 July
Marzelline - Fidelio,Beethoven 
Premiere Bucharest Staatsoper
Stage Director - Graham Vick
Conductor - Cristian Mandeal


4-12 August
Recitals Musica e rossi Toscani Festival 
Siena/Montalcino Italy

MULTIMEDIA

MOZART - L`AMERO SARO COSTANTE

BERG - NACHT-SIEBEN FRÜHE LIEDER

MOZART - BATTI BATTI O BEL MASETTO

 

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