Ioan Hotea

Born 1990 in Baia Mare, the Romanian tenor studied in his home town Arts and Singing. He continued his studies between 2009 and 2013 at the Music Academy in Bucharest and currently with the tenor Alberto Cupido in Italy.

He is Winner of various singing competitions: Victor Giuleanu (1st prize), Competition of the National Opera Bucharest (2nd prize), Hariclea Darclée (3rd prize). Between 2011 and 2013 he was a member of the National Opera in Bucharest where he expanded his repertoire singing: ‘Nemorino’ / “L’elisir d’amore”, ‘Almaviva’ / “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, ‘Don Ottavio’ / “Don Giovanni”, ‘Rinuccio’ / “Gianni Schicchi”, ‘Filipeto’ / “I quattro rusteghi”. During this time he appeared also in numerous vocal-symphonic concerts in Romania (Philharmonic Orchestra George Enescu) and abroad (Philharmonic Orchestra St. Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow).

In 2013 he gave his international debut as ‘L’Amante’ in Menotti’s “Amelia al ballo” at the Opéra de Monte Carlo.

In 2014 followed his first appearance at the Opéra de Paris as ‘Tebaldo’ / “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”, at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf as ‘Rinuccio’ / “Gianni Schicchi”, as well as performances in the role of ‘Alfredo’ / “La Traviata” at the National Opera Timisoara, in a new production at the National Opera Bucharest and at the Qintai Concert Hall Wuhan.

Starting with 2015, he is engaged at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where he sang ‘Alfredo’ in the NP “La Traviata” and ‘Ernesto’ / “Don Pasquale”.

Among his future engagements should be mentioned: ‘Nemorino’ / “L’elisir d’amore” and ‘Ferrando’ / “Così fan tutte” at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, ‘Dorvil’ / “La scala di seta” at the ORW Liège.

Ioan Hoeta has just won Operalia 2015's first prize !