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Martina Serafin



Martina Serafin in action.
Martina Serafin in Tosca, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2011

Austrian soprano Martina Serafin made her Royal Opera debut in 2008 as the title role in Tosca and reprised the role in 2011 and 2013. She returns to sing Tosca in the 2017/18 Season.

Serafin was born in Vienna to parents who were singers. She studied at the Vienna Conservatory and from 1995 to 2000 was a member of the ensemble of Graz Opera. She is particularly renowned for her interpretation of the role of Tosca, which she has sung for companies including Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Milan, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Paris Opéra, Liceu, Barcelona, and for Arena di Verona. Her appearances in other Italian repertory include Abigaille (Nabucco) for Chorégies d’Orange and Liceu, Bareclona, Elizabeth of Valois (Don Carlo) for La Scala, Lady Macbeth for Liceu, Turandot for Torre del Lago Festival, Arena di Verona, Zürich Opera and in Bilbao, Puccini’s Manon Lescaut for Hamburg State Opera and Maddalena (Andrea Chénier) for Vienna State Opera and Zürich Opera.

Further engagements include Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Bavarian State Opera and Sieglinde (Die Walküre) for the Metropolitan Opera and Vienna State Opera. Other roles include Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Elsa (Lohengrin) and Lisa (The Queen of Spades). She has appeared in recital at many leading European venues.

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