Rodica Vica

Rodica Vica © Tony Gigov

Considered to be one of the most interesting Romanian singers of her generation, Rodica Vica’s dramatic coloratura voice is being highly appreciated among the borders of her country as well as abroad. A versatile artist, Rodica Vica is at her ease in bravery baroque and belcanto repertoire.

At only 24 she took over the title role in Mozart’s Queen of the Night at the Bucharest National Opera. She made regular appearances on this stage in Rita (G. Donizetti), Alcina (G. Fr. Händel), La Cenerentola (G. Rossini), L’ Elisir d’Amore (G. Donizetti). For the last three seasons she was invited to sing Donna Anna in a new production of Don Giovanni. Adding new roles to her repertoire, Rodica Vica performed in various Romanian opera houses and concert venues. At the Iassy National Opera she sang in the rarely performed Rameau’s opera “Les Indes Galantes”, directed by the renowned Andrei Serban. In 2015 Rodica Vica joined Ottavio Dantone and his prestigious ensemble Accademia Bizantina in the opening concert of the Varazdin International Baroque Festival in Croatia with a Vivaldi program. The same year, her baroque arias recital at Teatro La Fenice was highly acclaimed in Venice. In Austria, she was invited to sing Donna Anna at Klassik Festival Schloss Kirchstetten. In 2016, the soprano performed a George Enescu songs recital as part of the Oedipe Month in London series of events to include also artists and creative crew of the “Oedipe” new production at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. In July, Rodica Vica returned to Klassik Festival Schloss Kirchstetten in Austria to sing Norina in “Don Pasquale”. At the end of 2016, soprano Rodica Vica obtained the title of Doctor of Musical Arts and her doctoral research titled “Händelian stilemas, influences and sources revealed in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s operas”. During 2017 she performed many concerts in Romania, Germany Hungary, Bulgaria and Austria related with her doctoral research and in September she returned to George Enescu Festival for an open-air concert alongside Sinfonietta Wien. In November 2017 she made her debut in a contemporary opera “In Body” composed by Diana Rotaru and at the end of the year she did the premiere recording of George Enescu’s newly discovered oratorio The Ghosts (Strigoii) alongside Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin for a CD which was released by Capriccio Records in September 2018. At the beginning of 2018 she returned to Romania in Cluj-Napoca for Mozart’s Missa in c minor and she was invited for the first time to the Budapest Early Music Festival. In November 2018 alongside the renown Austrian zither player Barbara Laister- Ebner, she released a new CD in Vienna’s Musikverein, dedicated to the lullabies from the world. In 2019 among other events, Rodica Vica will make her debut at Auditorio Nacional di Musica, Madrid and at Konzerthaus, Berlin.

After a 12 years mentorship by the Romanian soprano Eleonora Enăchescu, Rodica Vica is currently guided by the worldwide known soprano Krassimira Stoyanova.

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