Rising soprano, Valentina Nafornita, releases debut album, "Romance" on January 10, 2020. Also on her album includes Munich Radio Orchestra and Keri-Lynn Wilson.
Watch the video below to hear a preview of Iolanta Arioso from “Romance."
Born in Moldova, Valentina Naforniţa came from humble beginnings to become one of the most in demand sopranos of her generation. Shortly after earning her degree in Opera at the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania, Ms. Naforniţa won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World launching her into the international opera scene. As a young member of the Wiener Staatsoper ensemble she was afforded the perfect opportunity to hone her craft as she made several notable debuts. Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte marked her first of many performances which came to include Musetta (La bohème), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Norina (Don Pasquale), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), and Ilia (Idomeneo). She was also honored with opening the historic Wiener Staatsoper Ball first in 2013 and again in 2018, cementing her strong relationship with the house. In the summer of 2014 Ms. Naforniţa made the first of many important international debuts at the Salzburger Festspiele as Zerlina (Don Giovanni), where she was hailed as the “highlight” (Bachtrack) of the show. Shortly after she made her debut in France at the Théâtre Champs-Elysées, followed by debuts at Opéra national de Paris, Opéra de Lausanne, and Staatsoper Hamburg.