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Simona Mihai

Soprano

Biography

Simona Mihai in action.
Simona Mihai in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2014

Romanian-born British soprano Simona Mihai was a Jette Parker Young Artist for The Royal Opera 2008–10, singing roles including Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) and Poussette. Since leaving the Programme she has returned to sing Frasquita (Carmen), Poussette (Manon), Mimì and Musetta (La bohème) and Nedda (Pagliacci). In the 2019/20 Season she sings Mimì and Musetta.

Mihai was born in Bucharest and came to the UK to study at the Royal College of Music, where she attended the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, and the European Opera Centre. She returned to the Royal College as a Rosemary Budgen Junior Fellow and as a David Bowerman Junior Fellow. Engagements away from The Royal Opera include Despina (Così fan tutte) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Adina (L’elisir d’amore) for Salzburg Landestheater, Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) for Aix-en-Provence Festival, Second Niece (Peter Grimes) and Poussette for La Scala, Milan, Nedda for La Monnaie, Brussels, Agnès Sorel (Die Jungfrau von Orleans) for Theater an der Wien, Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for The Grange Festival, Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) for Bavarian State Opera and Manon (Manon) for Israeli Opera.

Mihai performs throughout the UK and in Europe in concert and recital.

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Simona Mihai as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo and Simona Mihai as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Simona Mihai as Musetta in La bohème

Simona Mihai in Manon, The Royal Opera

Simona Mihai

Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo and Simona Mihai as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Simona Mihai as Mimì and Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo in La bohème, The Royal Opera

William Shimell as De Brétigny, Nadezhda Karyazina as Rosette, Rachel Kelly as Javotte, Simona Mihai as Poussette and Christophe Mortagne as Guillot de Morfontaine in Manon

Simona Mihai as Musetta, Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo and Ermonela Jaho as Mimì in La bohème

Donald Maxwell as Alcindoro, Simona Mihai as Musetta, Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo and Ermonela Jaho as Mimì in La bohème

Kai Rüütel as Rosette and Simona Mihai as Poussette in Manon

Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo and Simona Mihai as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Production photo of La bohème, The Royal Opera

Simona Mihai as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Simona Mihai as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Production photo of La bohème, The Royal Opera

Production photo of La bohème, The Royal Opera

Rachel Kelly as Javotte, Nadezhda Karyazina as Rosette, Simona Mihai as Poussette and Christophe Mortagne as Guillot de Morfontaine in Manon

Simona Mihai as Poussette in Manon

Production photo of La bohème, The Royal Opera

Charles Castronovo as Rodolfo and Simona Mihai as Mimì in La bohème, The Royal Opera

Simona Mihai in La bohème, The Royal Opera