The Romanian soprano Florina Ilie joined Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio in the 2018/19 season, during which she was extremely busy singing 1st Dryad in Rusalka, an Italian Singer in theCapriccio, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos, the Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel, Valencienne in Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. This season she enjoyed great success singing Ilia (role debut) in Idomeneo and can be heard as the Voice from on High (Don Carlo), 1st Singing LadyErste (Krenek's Das geheime Königreich / The Secret Kingdom), Gilda (Rigoletto), The Blessed Virgin (Honegger'sJeanne d’Arc) and 1st Niece (Peter Grimes). She has sung a number of roles at the National Opera in her home town of Bucharest, including Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Pamina, Susanna, Donna Elvira and Despina. Roles for Austrian Youth Opera included Humperdinck's Gretel and Serpetta in La finta giardiniera, and at Klosterneuburg Festival Opera she sang Annina (La traviata) and Alice (Rossini's Le comte Ory). She recently sang Anna in Nabucco for the first time, in Nice and Toulon. Florina Ilie has enjoyed great success at international singing competitions, including 1st Prize at the Paul Constantinescu competition, the Ada Burlui Lieder Competition, the Sabin Dragoi Competition and an Otto Edelmann Scholarship from the OperAvenir Opera Studio at Theater Basel. After studying at the University for Music in Bucharest she went to work with Karlheinz Hanser at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna.