The Opera Singer

Marian Pop

International guestappearences brought Marian Pop to renowned opera houses such as the Tel Aviv Opera (Malatesta in Don Pasquale), the Palm Beach Opera Miami as Dandini in La Cenerentola, the Philadelphia Opera both as Marco in Gianni Schicchi and Mercutio in Romeo et Juliette, the Opera de la Bastille Paris as Marullo in Rigoletto, to Baltimore, Orlando and Arizona as Conte Amlaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and to Portland as Silvio in I Pagliacci.

In the season 2017/18 he debutes as Barnaba in La Gioconda at the Innsbruck Municipal Theatre. In the season 2016/17 Marian Pop sung Scarpia at the Braunschweig State Theatre, Cyrano (composed by di Chiera) in Detroit and Charlotte and couldbe seen in numerous concerts.

At the Michigan Opera Detroit he was Figaro in Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello in La Boheme, he sang the title role of Cyrano (world premiere with music by David di Chiera), Mr. Gobineau in Das Medium the soloist baritone part in Carmina Burana and in the season 2015/16 Tadeusz in Weinberg's Die Passagierin.

The Rumanian bariton is a regular guest perfomer at the Stuttgart State Opera, the Basle and the St. Gallen Theatre, in Enschede, Klagenfurt, Bukarest or Santiago de Chile, where he Falke or Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, the Conte Almaviva in FigaroBeckmesser in Die Meistersinger von NürnbergMelot in Tristan und IsoldeBelcore in L'elisir d'amoreDandini in La CenerentolaUlisse in Ritorno d'Ulisse in PatriaPosa in Don Carlo, Taddeo in L'italiana in AlgeriValentin in FaustMalatesta in Don PasqualeDon Giovanni and Patnalone in The Love for Three Oranges.

One of his most-sung roles is Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, wich he sang with huge success at the Stuttgart State Opera, the Leipzig Opera, the State Theatre at the Gärtnerplatzin Munich, in Klagenfurt, at the Basel Theatre, in Santiago de Chile, Palma de Mallorca, Arizona and Enschede.

Marian started his musical education with violin studies and completed them with vocal studies at the Musical Academy of Cluj. His first engagements brought the Romanian singer to the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Popular Opera, where he sang such roles as Ping in Turandot, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, Marullo, Malatesta, Valentin, Falke, Graf Homonay in Der Zigeunerbaron, Demetrius in a Midsummernight's Dream a.m.o.

Lately, Marian Pop was a member of the Kassel State Theatre, where he enjoyed great successes in such parts as Scarpia in Tosca, Rigoletto, Faninal in Der Rosenkavalier and Eeugen Onegin. In the season 2014/15 the baritone was elected "most popuar singer" by the Kassel audience. Especially his portrayal of the cunning barber was highly praised. "His vocal quality is just as impressive as his comedian talent and his stage presence" (HNA, June 2015).

Concert performances and Lieder evenings with works of von Mahler, Brahms, Fauré, Mendelssohn, a.m.o. complete his versitality. 


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