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LANA KOS

soprano

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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

- Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, at the Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania;

- The title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut, at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Verdi di Trieste and Grand Theatre of Poznan;
- The title role in Tosca, Rosalinde in Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Cio-cio-san in Madama Butterfly, Mimi in Puccini's La Bohème and solo in Verdi's Messa da Requiem, at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb;
- Violetta in La Traviata,
 at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, Ópera de Las Palmas and Theater Erfurt;
- Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore, at the Japan Opera Festival.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Croatian soprano Lana Kos rose to fame early in her career thanks to her dominating stage presence and natural beauty in addition to her rich, powerful voice that can easily reach 3 octaves. 

 

Ever since making her stage debut at only 17-year-old as the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, she has become a frequent guest of numerous opera houses and festivals across the globe, such as Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Petruzzeli di Bari, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Municipal Theatre of São Paulo, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Guangzhou Opera House, Arena di Verona, Festival Puccini Torre del Lago, Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland) and Macao International Music Festival, among others.

 

The 2023-2024 season debuted for Kos with Manon Lescaut at Teatro Verdi in Trieste and at Teatro Comunale in Bologna, followed by Tosca in Erfurt and Desdemona (Otello) at the Teatro Massimo Bellini.

 

In the 2022-2023 season, Lana Kos’ engagements included Il Trovatore at the Japan Opera Festival, La Traviata at the Teatro Principal in Mallorca; Turandot (Liù) at the Taormina Festival, and her debut as Rosalinde in the operetta Die Fledermaus and in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca.

 

Kos was appointed as the youngest soloist in the history of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich when he was given a four-year contract in 2006. Upon her arrival, she took on various roles in multiple languages and had the chance to collaborate with internationally recognised conductors like Kirill Petrenko, Danielle Gatti, Kent Nagano, Marco Armiliato, Nicola Luisotti, James Conlon, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Oren, to name only a few.

 

The turning point of her career was her debut at the Arena di Verona as Violetta in La Traviata, under the baton of Carlo Rizzi, and later, under the baton of Andrea Battistoni, in the production of Hugo de Ana.

 

Some of her signature leading roles are Violetta in La Traviata, Alice in Falstaff, Mimì in La Boheme, the title roles of Romeo et Juliette, Lucia di Lammermoor, Luisa Miller, Magda (La Rondine), and further on in her career, with the development of her voice, Manon Lescaut, Micaela (Carmen), Desdemona (Otello), Leonora (Il Trovatore), Liù (Turandot), Tatjana (Eugen Onegin). Future debuts in the title role of Rusalka and as Nedda (I Pagliacci) will come in the next seasons.

REVIEWS

"Lana Kos è notevole sul piano vocale, quanto in quello interpretativo: giovane frivola poi annoiata padrona di casa, quindi processata, condannata e sottoposta al supplizio dell’arsura…è stata credibile in ogni passaggio e in ogni singola nota, ma che brava! Spero di vederla presto in qualche altro titolo."
Corrado Canulli
 
"Lana Kos è stata una Manon decisamente riuscita. Timida ed intimorita, ma anche curiosa e determinata nel primo atto; suadente e sicura nel secondo; spaventata nel terzo; affranta e disperata ne quarto atto, ha saputo essere sempre credibile scenicamente e vocalmente. Ha mostrato una voce dal colore particolarmente interessante soprattutto nelle note più basse, sicurezza […]"
Gianluca Macovez - La Platea
 

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