International guest appearences brought Marian Pop to renowned opera houses such as the Tel Aviv Opera as Malatesta in Don Pasquale, the Florida Grand Opera Miami as Dandini in La Cenerentola and Cyrano (David diChiera), the Philadelphia Opera both as Mercutio in Romeo et Juliette and Cyrano, the Opera de la Bastille Paris as Falke in Die Fledermaus, to Baltimore, Orlando and Arizona as Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and to Portland as Silvio in I Pagliacci and as baritone in Carmina Burana.
The latest opera productions, performed with grand success since 2018, are the villains (Lindorf, Coppelius, Dr. Miracle and Dapertutto) in Les contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach), Tonio in Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni), Alfio in Paiazze (Leoncavallo), at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven, Pandolphe in Cendrillon (Massenet) and Baron Weps in Der Vogelhändler by Carl Zeller at Stadttheater Klagenfurt.
In the season 2017/18 he debutes as Barnaba in La Gioconda at the Landestheater Innsbruck and Cardillac by Paul Hndemith, at the Landestheater Salzburg.
In the season 2016/17 Marian Pop sung Scarpia in Tosca at the Braunschweig State Theatre, Cyrano (composed by David diChiera) in Detroit and could be seen in numerous concerts.
Between 2013 and 2016, 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 Eugen Onegin.
In the season 2014/15 the baritone was elected “most popular 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).
At the Michigan Opera Detroit he was Figaro in Il 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 The Medium the soloist baritone part in Carmina Burana and in the season 2015/16 Tadeusz in Weinberg’s Die Passagierin.
The Romanian bariton is a regular guest perfomer at the Stuttgart State Opera, the Basler and the St. Gallen Theatre, in Enschede, Klagenfurt, Bukarest or Santiago de Chile, where he sings Falke or Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, the Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Melot in Tristan und Isolde, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Ulisse in Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Posa in Don Carlo, Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri, Valentin in Faust, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Don Giovanni and Pantalone 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 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 (Rigoletto), Malatesta, Valentin, Falke, Graf Homonay in Der Zigeunerbaron, Demetrius in A Midsummernight’s Dream a.m.o.
Concert performances and Lieder evenings with works of von Mahler, Brahms, Fauré, Mendelssohn, a.m.o. complete his versatility.