Sergiu Saplacan

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Sergiu Saplacan began his singing studies in 2006 at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj Napoca. In 2007 he moved to Salzburg to study under Prof. Boris Bakow and the pianist Alessandro Misciasci at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. He finished his Bachelor studies in 2010 and entered the Opera Class of Prof. Josef Wallnig and Eike Gramss. In 2012 he received his Master’s Degree, having sung in many Mozarteum productions, such as Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte”, Verdi’s “La traviata” and Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”. In 2012 he became a member of the International Opera Studio at the Hamburg State Opera, where he debuted with the role of Owlur in Borodin’s “Prince Igor”. His repertoire also includes Don Ottavio (Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”), Verdi’s Alfredo and Gastone (“La traviata”), Macduff (“Macbeth”), the Count of Lerma (“Don Carlo”) and Ismaele (“Nabucco”), Puccini’s Rodolfo (“La bohème”), Goro (“Madama Butterfly”), Lensky (Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”), Balthasar Zorn (Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”) among others. In the 2014/15 season he returns to Hamburg State Opera as a guest in operas such as the new production of Offenbach’s “La belle Hélène” and Strauss’ “Salome”. Sergiu Saplacan has won several awards, among others the 2nd Prize at the Grandi Voci Competition in Salzburg (2011).

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