The Romanian baritone Bogdan Baciu studied with Marius Vlad Budoiu at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj- Napoca. He has won numerous awards at national and international competitions, including the 3rd prize at the Romanian National Song Competition in 2008 and the 3rd prize at the prestigious international Hariclea Darclée Competition in 2010. During his studies and time at the opera studio, he attended master classes with Mariana Nicolesco, Deborah Polaski, David Cyrus and Thomas Allen.
His repertoire includes roles such as Papageno (Mozart’s Magic Flute), Don Giovanni (Mozart), Figaro (Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia), Dottore Malatesta (Donizetti’s Don Pasquale), Marcello (Puccini’s La Bohème), Silvio (Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci), Escamillo (Bizet’s Carmen), Ping (Puccini’s Turandot), Enrico (Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor), Harlequin (Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos) or Heerrufer (Wagner’s Lohengrin). He has participated in numerous recitals and concerts with most of the Romanian philharmonic orchestras and opera houses. At the Stuttgart State Opera, he sang Marcello (Puccini’s La Bohème) in 2014 and Dandini (Rossini’s La cenerentola) in 2015. In the 2011/12 season, Bogdan Baciu was a member of the opera studio of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Dusseldorf – Duisburg. Since the 2012/13 season, he has been a member of the soloists’ ensemble, singing the roles of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Escamillo. The 2016/17 season found him singing Papageno, Escamillo, Heerrufer, Marcello and Ping on opera stages in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Dresden and Essen and holding debuts as Rodrigo de Posa (Verdi’s Don Carlo) in Duisburg, Der Geisterbote (Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten) in Hamburg and Valentin (Gounod’s Faust) with Vilnius City Opera. The season 2017/18 offered him three important debuts: as Renato (Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera) and Sharpless (Puccini’s Madama Butterfly) in Dusseldorf and as Onegin (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin) at the Opera national du Rhin in Strasbourg, France.