RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS
- Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, the title role in Adriana Lecovreur, Liù in Turandot,
Leonora in Il Trovatore and Violetta in La Traviata, at the Timisoara National Opera;
- Mimi in Puccini's La Bohème, at the Bucharest National Opera;
- Violetta in La Traviata, at the Poznán Opera;
- Julia in Blacher's Romeo und Julia, at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
Paula Iancic studied singing and piano at the Artistic College “Sabin Dragoi” in Arad (2000 - 2013) and singing at the National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, where she obtained a master’s degree.
She had her first stage experiences in various opera houses in Romania with roles such as Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Micaëla (Carmen), Musetta and Mimì (La Bohème). As a member of the Opera Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper, between 2016 and 2018, Paula Iancic sang roles such as Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Giannetta (L'Elisir d'Amore), Zaida (Il Turco in Italia), Maria (Der Diktator) and Flowermaiden (Parsifal). She made her debut as Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in February 2018. On the same prestigious stage, she had the privilege of performing alongside great opera stars such as Diana Damrau, Mariusz Kwiecień, Nina Stemme, Alex Esposito, Doris Soffel, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Christopher Maltman, René Pape, Vittorio Grigolo, Pavol Breslik, Matthew Polenzani, Ermonela Jaho, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Olga Peretyatko, Alessandro Corbelli, Christian Gerhaher, Ekaterina Siurina, Ambrogio Maestri, Anja Harteros, Simone Piazzola and Jonas Kaufmann.
The year 2019 brought Paula Iancic her first collaboration with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf with the role of Philotis in Anno Schreier's Schade, dass sie eine Hure war, in its world premiere. The year 2019 continued with her debut as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot at the National Opera House in Timișoara and her house debut in the role of Violetta Valéry in La Traviata and Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, at the Grand Theatre of Poznań.
The year 2020 brought her back to Düsseldorf as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro and for Romeo and Julia by Boris Blacher. Her most important recent engagements include Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf and her debut in the role of Leonora from Il Trovatore at the National Opera House in Timișoara.
In February 2023, she was part of a series of concerts at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and sang for the first time the title role in Adriana Lecouvreur by F. Cilea and Desdemona in Otello by G. Verdi, at the National Opera House in Timișoara. In September the same year, she was invited in a special gala of La Bohème in Belgrade as Musetta, alongside Aida Garifullina.
The beginning of 2024 brought her a special collaboration with the “George Enescu” Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra for the New Year’s concerts, under the baton of Maestro David Crescenzi. Paula Iancic’s versatility and musicality also allowed her to approach a vocal - symphonic repertoire, such as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Christus am Ölberge, Dvořak’s Te Deum, Baldassare Galuppi’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G major D167, Mass No.5 in A flat major D678 and Mass No.6 in E flat major D950.
The special full lyric soprano voice color alongside a warm and accurate musical phrasing brought Paula Iancic important prizes: Second Prize at the Mozart Competition of Cluj-Napoca 2013, Third Prize at the Vox Artis International Voice Competition of Sibiu 2014, Special Prize at the 1st Alexandru Fărcaș International Voice Competition of Arad 2015, Grand Prix at L’Assoluta Virginia Zeani Royal Voice Competition of Târgu-Mureș 2019 and the Second Prize at the Concorso Lirico Internazionale Portofino 2022.