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Florina Ilie

Soprano

Florina Ilie
© Wolfgang Runkel

After two years spent in the Opera Studio the Romanian soprano Florina Ilie joins Oper Frankfurt's ensemble in the 2020/21 season, during which her roles include Norina in Don Pasquale, Dorinda in Handel's Orlando and Sœur Constance de St. Denis in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites - all new productions – and Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. During Oper Frankfurt's 2019/20 season she added three new roles to her repertoire: Ilia (Idomeneo), A Lady (Krenek's Das geheime Königreich / The Secret Kingdom) and Gilda (Rigoletto) and sang in Haydn's Die Schöpfung / The Creation - a Museumskonzert in the Alte Oper. The corona shutdown prevented her from singing The Blessed Virgin (Honegger's Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) – both role debuts – for the company last season. Her first roles in Frankfurt included 1st Dryad (Rusalka), An Italian Singer (Capriccio), Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos), the Dew Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel), Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow) and Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro). Roles at the National Opera in Bucharest, her home town, have included Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Pamina, Susanna, Donna Elvira and Despina. Roles for Austrian Youth Opera included Humperdinck's Gretel and Mozart's Serpetta (La finta giardiniera), she also sang Annina (La traviata) and Alice (Rossini's Le comte Ory) at Kloster Neuburg Festival Opera. Florina Ilie has enjoyed success at many international singing competitions, including 1st prize at the Paul Constantinescu competition, Ada Burlui Lieder competition, Sabin Dragoi competition and the Otto Edelmann Förderpreis from Theater Basel's OperAvenir Opera Studio. After training at the University for Music in Bucharest she went on to further her studies with Karlheinz Hanser at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna.