Ermonela Jaho

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Ermonela Jaho
Born 1974
Tirana, Albania
Genres Opera
Occupation(s) Opera singer (soprano)
Years active 1995–present

Ermonela Jaho is an Albanian soprano.[1] She holds dual citizenship, Italian and Albanian.[2] She has been described by The Economist as "the world’s most acclaimed soprano".[3]


She began studying singing at the age of six. After completing her studies at the Liceu Artistik "Jordan Misja" in Tirana in 1992 for singing, she was accepted at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana where she studied for one year. After winning a competition organized by the Italian soprano Katia Ricciarelli in Albania, she moved to Italy in 1993 where she studied for one year at the Academy of Mantova. After completing her studies she was accepted at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where she studied for singing and piano for five years.[4]


She has won many international competitions including the Giacomo Puccini competition in Milan, Italy 1997, Spontini International Competition in Ancona, Italy 1998, Zandonai in Rovereto, Italy 1999, and The Best Singer at the Wexford Festival, 2000. She has performed in opera houses worldwide including the Royal Opera in London,[5] the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, the Berlin Staatsoper, the Paris Champs-Élysées, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Italy, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Opéra de Marseille, Arena di Verona, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona etc. Her repertoire ranges from Violetta in La traviata, Maria Stuarda, Madame Butterfly, Manon, Mireille, Amina in La sonnambula, Mimi in La bohème, Michaela in Carmen, Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Angelica in Suor Angelica,[6] Anna Bolena, etc.[4]


  1. ^ Opera 2007. Annuario dell'opera lirica in Italia. EDT srl. 2007. pp. 300–. ISBN 978-88-6040-182-3. 
  2. ^ Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Home Affairs Committee (2009). Managing migration: Oral and written evidence. The Stationery Office. pp. 113–. ISBN 978-0-215-54066-9. 
  3. ^ "How Ermonela Jaho became the world’s most acclaimed soprano". The Economist. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Soprano shqiptare Ermonela Jaho, "Thais" në San Paolo, Brazil [The Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho, "Thais" in San Paolo, Brasil] (in Albanian), Zhournal News Agency, 2015-07-22 
  5. ^ Collectif; Dominique Auzias; Jean-Paul Labourdette (2 June 2014). Albanie 2014 Petit Futé. Petit Futé. pp. 63–. ISBN 978-2-7469-8195-9. 
  6. ^ "2011-12", Whitaker's Shorts: Five Years in Review, Whitaker's, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012, ISBN 9781408192825 

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