Ermonela Jaho



Ermonela Jaho was born in Albania and began singing at 6. At 14, she saw Latraviata at the Tirana opera house and decided to become an opera singer, and at 19, she moved to Rome to continue her studies at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Over the next years, she won many singing competitions in Italy. Now performing at opera houses worldwide, Jaho’s signature roles include Violetta (Latraviata), Cio-Cio-San (MadamaButterfly), Suor Angelica (Iltrittico) and the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, among others. She is Opera Rara’s Artist Ambassador, the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2023 Artist of the Year, winner of the ICMA Vocal Music 2021 award for her solo album AnimaRara, and the winner of the Readers Award at the 2016 International Opera Awards. Recent engagements include performances in London, Paris, New York, Munich, Berlin and Madrid. Jaho is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Albania and is the ambassador of the YWCA of Albania.

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