RETURNCellia Costea

Cellia Costea

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Piatra Neamt, Romania to a family of musicians. She studied music at the National University of Music, Bucharest. Between 1998 and 2004, she was distinguished at 11 of the most important international singing contests, including the International Song Contest “Francisco Vinas “ (Barcelona, 2003), “Montserrat Caballe” (Andorra, 2001), “George Enescu,” Bucharest and “Belvedere,” Vienna (1999) and the International Contest “Voci Verdiane” (Busseto, Italy, 1998). She collaborated with several major international theaters such as the Wienner Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Deutsche Oper Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, London's Royal Opera House (Covent Garden). She has appeared in Stuttgart, Bergen, Oslo, Marseille, Liege, Barcelona, Milan, Catania, Palermo, Modena, Piacenza, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Singapore. She has worked with a number of renowned conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Mark Elder, Asher Fish, Eugene Kohn, Jiri Kout, Pinchas Steinberg, Julian Kovatchev and Alberto Veronesi. In 2011, she was awarded with the Grand Music Prize of the Association of Greek Theater and Music Critics. At the Greek National Opera she has interpreted numerous roles, such as: Mimì (La bohème), Micaëla (Carmen), Élisabeth de Valois (Don Carlos), Adalgisa (Norma), Fedima (Pavlos Carrer’s Marathon-Salamis), Nedda (Pagliacci), the title role in Tosca, Marguerite (Faust), Leonora (Il trovatore), Elena (I vespri siciliani), Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly), Desdemona (Otello) etc. // Last update of the biography: December 2015 - The list of productions below is continually updated.