Elena Moșuc in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Liceu, 2015
|Other names||Elena Mosuc|
|Education||George Enescu National University of Arts|
|Occupation||Opera singer (soprano)|
|Organization||Zürich Opera House|
Elena Moșuc (born 18 January 1964) is a Romanian operatic soprano.
Closely connected to the Zürich Opera House, Elena Moșuc has constantly performed to all the important opera houses and festivals in Europe (Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Paris, London, Milan, Rome, Venice, Verona, Brussels, Amsterdam), United States (New York Metropolitan, Dallas), Japan and China. Moșuc also appears regularly at the Romanian National Opera houses.
Born in Iași, Romania, Moșuc was educated at the George Enescu National University of Arts, and before completing her studies she started singing at the Iași Romanian National Opera. In 1990, she received the first prize at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, which opened the way for an international career.
At the Zürich Opera House, she appeared in various roles, among others as the Queen of the Night, Konstanze, Donna Anna, Lucia di Lammermoor, Linda di Chamounix, Elvira, Gilda, Violetta, Luisa Miller, Sophie, Zerbinetta, Aminta/Timidia (The silent woman), Musetta, Micaëla, Marguerite, Liù, Medora (Il Corsaro), Nedda, Mrs. Alice Ford, Stella, Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta.
Moșuc received many prestigious prizes. In 1991, she won the international Monte-Carlo music competition, followed by the European Furtherance Prize for Music, in 1993, and the Premio Bellini d' Oro, in Catania, in 1995. In 2002, Moșuc received the Premio Zenatello di Verona, and in 2004 the Premio Verdi di Modena and the Premio Verdi di Verona. In 2009, Moșuc was the first soprano in Eastern Europe to receive the international award Siola d'oro.
In 2005, Moșuc was appointed an Officer of the Arts by the Romanian presidency. She received Romania's "Woman of the Year" award in 2009. In the same year, she received her doctor’s degree in music science at the National University of Music Bucharest. In 2010, Elena Moșuc became honorary citizen of her native city, Iași. In 2015, she received the Grand Prize of the National Operas of Romania.
In 2019, Elena Moșuc has been awarded with the International Opera Awards - Oscar della Lirica - as the world's best soprano of the year.
- Notre Amour – French and Romanian songs (with texts and translations): George Enescu – Sept chansons de Clement Marot Op. 15; Ernest Chausson – 5 chansons; Claude Debussy – Nuit d'Étoiles; Gabriel Fauré – 6 chansons; Diamandi Gheciu – Si daca...; Sabin Drăgoi – Crizanteme; Carmen Petra Basacopol – Zoril-si mana cerbii de foc; Vasile Spătărelu – Somnoroase pasarele; Felicia Donceanu – Note de primavara; Pascal Bentoiu – April; Mihail Jora – Primavara; Tiberiu Brediceanu – Floricica de pe apa Doina Stancutei. Achim Stoia – Cand treci, bade, pe la noi; Eduard Caudella – Ochi albastri-s dragalasi. With Sabine Vatin, piano. Arte Nova Voices 2002
- Donizetti Heroines
- Soprano Elena Moșuc Archived 2014-02-23 at the Wayback Machine at fieiasi.ro
- „La traviata” cu soprana Elena Moșuc Spectacol-aniversar Archived 24 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
- Dublu eveniment la Iași Archived 2016-10-06 at the Wayback Machine (in Romanian)
- Mosuc at bolshoi.ru
- "'Rândunica de aur' a muzicii românești. Elena Moșuc, prima soprană din estul Europei care a primit premiul internaţional 'Siola d'oro'" Archived 2014-02-26 at the Wayback Machine by Cristinel Popa, Jurnalul Naţional, 11 January 2012 (in Romanian)
- Romanca Elena Moşuc desemnată cea mai bună soprană din lume
- Elena Mosuc Wins ‘Best Soprano’ Award
- Notre Amour, ArkivMusic
- Elena Moșuc – regina donizettiană, 12 December 2013
- Omul zilei: Elena Moșuc
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