Gutachten Virginia Zeani




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Virginia Zeani, (born 21 October 1925) is a Romanian dramatic coloratura soprano, regarded as one of the great sopranos of the 20th century and one of the great musical personalities in the history of Romania. The Venetian Arts Society named her "one of the most vocally and artistically gifted of the Grand Divas of the Golden Age" and a "Super Star in the history of opera".

Known both for her golden voice and her impeccable technique, Virginia Zeani is also famous for being one of the most beautiful opera singers of all time. Federico Fellini said that Virginia Zeani personified for him "the beauty of the opera singer" and confessed in a letter that he used to secretly admire her in the mornings when she was making vocalizations.

Maria Callas's former husband, Giovanni Battista Meneghini, once told Zeani: "Virginia, I have to tell you, you are one of the very few sopranos my wife is frightened of!"

She is one of the greatest interpreters of the role of Violetta Valéry (from Verdi's La traviata) in recorded history, being often called by the press and opera lovers "Violetta supreme". She is also the artist with the greatest number of performances in the role of Violetta ever, with an estimated 648 interpretations.

In addition to her success as Violetta, Zeani was one of the first sopranos in the world to sing all three principal soprano roles of The Tales of Hoffmann in a single performance and the first one to do so in the history of La Scala.

For a quarter of a century, from 1981 to 2004, Zeani was a professor at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Zeani retired from the operatic stage in 1982, but, together with her husband, Nicola Rossi Lemeni, in 1980 began to teach singing at the music school in Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington. The couple were later both honored as "Distinguished Professors". After her husband's death in 1991 she taught at IU for many more years before moving to Florida where she continues to teach talented young singers. In 2010, having taught for thirty years, the magazine Classical Singer named her "Teacher of the Year".

Amongst Zeani's most famous pupils are Sylvia McNair, Susan Patterson, Angela Brown, Stephen Mark Brown, Elizabeth Futral, Marilyn Mims, Vivica Genaux, Mark Nicolson, Heidi Klassen, James Valenti, El○na Garan│a and Ailyn P←rez.

Virginia Zeani has influenced numerous artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Pl£cido Domingo and Angela Gheorghiu, and enjoyed the admiration of many other personalities, such as Grace Kelly, Federico Fellini, Tyrone Power, Francis Poulenc, Ildebrando Pizzetti and Gian Carlo Menotti.

In 1961, Luciano Pavarotti made his international debut next to Zeani, in a performance of La traviata, in Belgrade. Referring to the influence she had on him, Pavarotti recalled singing with Zeani as being his "very great fortune" and an "extraordinary experience", stating that he "learned very much from her intensity and commitment to her art, as well as from her great musicality." Pavarotti dedicated to her, in a concert in Indianapolis, the famous aria "Donna non vidi mai!" ("I have never seen a woman like her!") from Puccini's opera, Manon Lescaut.

Plácido Domingo sang his first des Grieux with her in Manon Lescaut.

In 1999, conductor Richard Bonynge named Zeani among the greatest voices he had ever heard, other than his wife, Joan Sutherland: "The voices I most remember are Flagstad, Virginia Zeani and Renata Tebaldi."

In a 2010 letter to Zeani, send by both Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge, the two express "the extraordinary thrill" of hearing Zeani for the first time in 1957: "You have no idea the profound impression you made on us. We had never heard in the flesh a bel canto soprano so opulent, so lush, and so velvety. A voice with a great technique, an incredible extension and full of emotion."

Soprano Nelly Miricioiu said that "her legacy is incomparable" and emphasized the power of example that Virginia Zeani still has in the world of opera: "The beauty and artistry of Virginia Zeani are legendary and in our world of easy personality, her humanity, kindness and modesty are always talked about and revered by her colleagues".

Talking about the influence Zeani had on her, Angela Gheorghiu said: "She made a great impact on me. [...] In her performances, she had the most beautiful and powerful voice, a wonderful technique, a marvellous range of colors, and a very strong force of interpretation. She had an incredibly wide repertoire - virtually all the styles, and important premieres too.    "Gheorghiu regards Zeani as "a major part of our operatic history" and the "embodiment of diva or divine".

Soprano Teresa Stratas considers Zeani the most beautiful Violetta Valéry she had ever seen or heard. Stratas has also expressed her admiration for Zeani's "ravishing" beauty and "equally exquisite voice". She wrote in a letter to her: "I can still feel the throb of your heart in that perfect vibrato. You enveloped us in your warm, liquid, even tone and drew us in to experience your joy and your heartbreak. Indescribable, really."      WWW.VIRGINIAZEANI.COM


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Gutachten Acad. Prof.Dr. Cornel Taranu
Gutachten Prof. Dr. Gabriel Iranyi
Gutachten Prof.Dr. Adrian Pop
Gutachten Prof. Dr. Marius Budoiu
Marius Budoiu
Gutachten Prof.Dr.Mirela Tarc
Prof. DR. Elena Andries Moldovan
Prof.Dr. Elena Moldovan

Acad. Prof. Dr. Cornel Taranu

Vice President of  the Romanian Composers Union

Cornel Țăranu (20. Juni 1934 in Cluj) ist ein rumänischer Komponist und Dirigent.

Țăranu studierte von 1951 bis 1957 Komposition bei Sigismund Toduță an der Musikakademie von Cluj. Danach unterrichtete er hier, von 1970 bis 1990 als Assistent, danach als Professor für Komposition. 1966–67 studierte er am Conservatoire de Paris Musiktheorie bei Nadia Boulanger und Olivier Messiaen, 1968–69 bei den Darmstädter Ferienkursen Analyse bei György Ligeti, Dirigieren bei Bruno Maderna und Schlagzeug bei Christoph Caskel.

1968 gründete er in Cluj das Orchester Ars Nova, mit dem er seither als musikalischer Leiter und Dirigent arbeitet. Seit 1990 ist er Vizepräsident der rumänischen Komponistenunion, seit 1995 Direktor des Festivals für moderne Musik in Cluj-Napoca.

Für seine Kompositionen erhielt er u.a. mehrfach den Preis der rumänischen Komponistenunion (1972, 1978, 1981, 1982 und 2001) und den Koussevitzky-Preis. 1993 wurde er assoziiertes Mitglied der Rumänischen Akademie, 2002 Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Neben sinfonischen und anderen Orchesterwerken komponierte er zwei Opern, Kammermusik, Vokalwerke für Chor und Lieder sowie mehrere Filmmusiken

Gabriel Iranyi (6. Juni 1946 in Cluj-Napoca, Rumänien) ist ein deutscher Komponist rumänisch-ungarisch-jüdischer Herkunft im Bereich der Neuen Musik.

Gabriel Iranyi studierte von 1965 bis 1971 Komposition bei Sigismund Todutza und Klavier bei Nina Panjewa an der „George Dima“ Musik-Academie in Cluj-Napoca und bekam 1971 einen Master of Arts in Komposition verliehen. 1971 erhielt Iranyi eine Professur für Kontrapunkt mit Schwerpunkt Renaissance, Barock und 20. Jahrhundert in Jassy an der „George Enesco Musikhochschule.“ 1977 bis 1981 war er Dozent für Formenlehre, Kontrapunkt und Musiktheorie an der Tel Aviv University in Israel.

1978 und 1984 nahm er teil als DAAD-Stipendiat an den Darmst¦dter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, in der Kompositionsklassen von Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachenmann und Cristobal Halffter. Besonders prägend waren für ihn die Begegnungen mit Gyrgy Ligeti, Gy￶rgy Kurt£g, Morton Feldman und Günther Becker.

Seit 1988 lebt Gabriel Iranyi als freischaffender Komponist in Berlin.

2000 promovierte er im Fach Musikwissenschaften mit dem Thema „Zeitgenössische Musik zur Jahrhundertwende. Gedankenkontinuität und Gültigkeit von Kompositionstechniken“. Seitdem hielt er zahlreiche Vorträge über Neue Musik und eigene Werke an der Hochschule für Musik トHanns Eisler Berlin, der New York University, der University of Wisconsin, der Landesmusikakademie Berlin, der European Piano Teachers Association, der Carl-Ossietzky-Universit¦t Oldenburg und den Musikhochschulen in Rostock, Bukarest und Klausenburg.

2010 wurde Gabriel Iranyi zum stellvertretenden Vorsitzenden des Deutschen Komponistenverbandes Berlin gewählt.

2013 wurde er für ein Master Class für junge Komponisten und ein Vortrag über eigene Werke an der Musikuniversität Bukarest, im Rahmen des „George Enescu“ Festivals eingeladen.

Iranyis Kompositionen wurden auf den Musikfestivals Gaudeamus Musik Week Amsterdam, Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Tage für Neue Musik Karlsruhe, IGNM Festival 1980 in Israel u. IGNM Festival 1986 in Holland; International Rostrum of Composers der UNESCO 1986 und 1999 in Paris; Israel Festival 1986, Tage der Neuen Musik Würzburg 1997, „Sacred Meets Secular“ Wisconsin (USA), „Music Now and From Almost Yesterday“ (Milwaukee, Wisconsin/USA), „Ultraschall“ Festival des Deutschland-Radio und Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg 2001; „Intersonanzen“ Potsdam 2002, bei der „Internationalen Woche der neuen Musik“ in Bukarest (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007), „young-euro-classic“ in Berlin 2003 und New York University Composer’s Forum 2003, 2005 aufgeführt.                         


Prof. Univ. Dr. Adrian Pop

Rektor an der Musikakademie “Ghe.Dima” Klausenburg

Adrian Pop was born in 1951 in Klausenburg. He acquired a solid basic knowledge from his father, Dorin Pop, outstanding personality of the Romanian musical life as an eminent professor and choir conductor. Between 1970 and 1976, he studied composition at the "Gh. Dima" Music Academy in Klausenburg, with the eminent professors Sigismund Toduță and Cornel Taranu.

A very promising talent, Adrian Pop won his first composition awards while still a student: the "Dinu Lipatti" Prize and the National Award of the Art Institutes (1974). Many other distinctions followed, marking the progress of his career as a composer: the Romanian Composers' Union Prize (1978, 1981, 1989, 2012), the "Tribuna" Award (Cluj, 1988), the "George Enescu" Prize of the Romanian Academy (Bucharest, 1996), prizes at international composition contests in Tours and Arezzo (1979), Roodepoort/South Africa (1983), Trento (1983, 1985, 1987), Spittal/Austria (1986), Gran Canaria/Spain (2003).

A long-term association bound him with the prestigious "Transilvania" State Philharmonic of Cluj, as an artistic advisor (1983 - 2004) and general director (1991 - 1995). Adrian Pop is currently teaching composition, stylistics and harmony at the "Gh. Dima" Music Academy in Cluj, one of the most prestigious Romanian music universities, where he served as Rector between 2008 and 2012..


Prof. Dr. Marius Budoiu

Direktor  der Staatsoper Klausenburg

Profesor an der Musikhochschule “Ghe.Dima” Klausenburg

Highly regarded as the Romanian operatic tenor with the most complex  repertoire covering top operatic roles and an impressive symphonic and  concert repertoire (more than 120 titles!), Marius Vlad is one of the  most appreciated Romanian tenors, an exquisite singer, a true actor  delivering with each role an unforgettable interpretation.

Marius Vlad made his debut age 21 with Beethovenâ IX.Symphony at Targu-Mure Philharmonic (Romania), and in the operatic repertoire with Lenski (Eugene Onegin by P. I. Tchaikovsky) at the Hungarian Opera House from Cluj. His first roles on the stage of the Romanian Opera House from Cluj were Rodolfo (La Boheme by G. Puccini) and Alfredo (La Traviata by G. Verdi). He made his debut at the Bucharest National Opera House with Tamino (Die Zauberflöte by W. A Mozart) in 1996.

Being a very good musician and speaking German, French, English and  Italian, he has been invited to perform on all the opera and  philharmonic stages in the country and has been performing for a long  time abroad where his refined vocal quality and thorough professionalism didn go unnoticed. He has performed in hundreds of concerts and  performances in the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium,  Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Russia, Serbia, Poland, Czech  Republic, Slovakia, Turkey and Japan.

Marius Vlad Budoiu approached a wide repertoire, from Händel (The Messiah, Judas Maccabeus, Israel in Ägypten) and Mozart €“ with Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Idomeneo (Idomeneo)  to works of the 20th century and composers like Benjamin Britten (War Requiem, Serenade, Les Illuminations) and Arthur Honegger (Le Roi David). His lyrical tenor repertoire successfully integrated roles like Rodolfo (La Boheme), Alfredo (La Traviata), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Barinkay (Der Zigeunerbaron), Nemorino (Lâ elisir dâ amore), Faust (Faust). In time his voice gradually developed towards the spinto repertoire with roles like Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Don Jose (Carmen), Radames (Aida), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Canio (Pagliacci), Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana), Don Carlo (Don Carlo) and Manrico (Il Trovatore).

In the past years he approached the challenging repertoire for the  dramatic tenor, being the single Romanian tenor today who has in his  repertoire such roles as Otello (Otello), Calaf (Turandot), Samson (Samson et Dalila), Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino), Tannhäuser (Tannhäuser) and Lohengrin (Lohengrin). 2013 finds tenor Marius Vlad Budoiu in full professional swing,  performing under the baton of Maestro Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin  State Opera House, at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and at the Proms  Festival at Royal Albert Hall in London. Among the famous names tenor  Marius Vlad Budoiu has been collaborating with we must note Rafael  Frahbeck de Burgos, Peter Ruzicka, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Antonio  Pappano, Marek Jankovski, Friedrich Haider, Cristian Mandeal. He has  collaborated with the Munich Philharmonic, Hamburg Philharmonic,  Staatskappelle Berlin, Berliner Symphoniker, Staatskappelle Dresden,  Santa Cecilia from Rome, and with the Opera Houses from Bucharest,  Bratislava, Budapest, Scala from Milan, Berlin Staatsoper, Freiburg,  Marseille, Toulon and many others.

Holding a Doctorate of Musical Arts, Marius Vlad Budoiu has been  successfully teaching for 19 years at the Music Academy from Cluj. Among the artists he coached we will note some highly esteemed names in the  operatic world such as George Petean €“ one of the best baritones in the  world today â“, tenor Stefan Pop and many artists with remarkable  national and international careers.

Tenor Marius Vlad Budoiu was granted the VIP Magazine Award for The Best Opera Singer in Romania in 2010 and the Excellence Award of the Gala 10 for Romania.


Prof. Univ. Dr. Mirela Tarc

Prodecan an der Musickhochschule Oradea , Rumänien






Prof. Dr. Elena Andries Moldovan

Decan an der Musikhochschule Klausenburg Rumänien

 Artist liric, prof. canto, decan, prof. univ. dr.; DF.: Fac. de Artă Scenică, Acad. de Muzică "Gh. Dima", Cluj-Napoca; N.: Filoara, Com. Agapia, Jud. Neamţ, 10.12.1956; IS.: 1980 Conservatorul de Muzică "Gh. Dima", Cluj, 1992 Cursuri de măiestrie cu soprana Sena Jurinac, "Testgestaltung im Gesang", Acad. de Muzică Graz, Austria, 2003 Dr. în Muzică, Acad. de Muzică "Gh. Dima", Cluj-Napoca, 2007 Curs, "Manag. al proiectelor"; C.: Peste 950 reprezentaţii scenice cu spectacole de operă, concerte vocal-simfonice, recitaluri de lied şi de operă cu pian/orchestră, naţ. şi internaţ., part. la concursuri naţ. şi internaţ. de profil, 19 premiere, 9 premiere în primă audiţie, 1 premieră în primă audiţie absolută, 28 imprimări CD audio şi video, printre care: CD audio - "Oper in der Kirche", Philarmonisches Orchester Temesva, Viena, Minoritenkirche ((1993)), CD audio Arii şi scene din opere, CD video - "La Bohème", G. Puccini, Teatro Verdi, Florenţa (1993), CD colectiv Orchestra Musik Forum Europa, CD video - "Madama Butterfly", G. Puccini, Teatro Verdi, Florenţa (1994), CD video - "Aida", G. Verdi, Constanţa, Fest. de Operă (1999), CD video - "Cavaleria rusticana", P. Mascagni, Cluj-Napoca, Opera Română (2004); 1980- 89 Angajament permanent cu Opera Română, Cluj-Napoca,1989 Solistă sopran, Teatrul de Operă, Hagen, Germania, 1989- 91 Colab., Teatrele de operă din Germania: Frankfurt, Krefeld, Mainz, Karlsruhe, Düsseldorf, 1989- 91 Solistă, Teatrul de Operă din Aachen, Germania, 1991-2000 Colab. solistă, Opera Română, Cluj-Napoca, 1993-2006 Colab. solistă, Teatrele de operă şi filarmonicile din ţară, din 2004 Şef, Catedra de Canto, Fac. de Artă Scenică, din 2007 Prof. univ. dr., Acad. de Muzică "Gh. Dima", Cluj-Napoca; Pb.: Cărţi: "Puccini - adevărul unei vocaţii", Ed. MediaMusica, "Prototipuri feminine în creaţia puciniană", Ed. MediaMusica; Lucrări şt.: "Expresia dramatică în interpretarea vocală", Simpozion "Arta vocală în toate ipostazele", Cluj-Napoca (1997), "Probleme de stilistică vocală în universul muzicii pucciniene", Simpozion "Arta vocală în toate ipostazele", Cluj-Napoca (2003), "Eternul feminin în creaţia pucciniană", Simpozion G. Puccini, Cluj-Napoca (2008); Pr.: Premiul II, respectiv III, Concursul de Interpretare, Fest. Naţ. al Artei Stud. (1978, 1979), Premiul III, Concursul de Interpretare, Fest. Naţ. "Cântarea României", Secţia Solişti de operă (1981), Finalistă, Concursul Internaţ. de Canto "Belvedere", Viena, Austria (1985), Premiul III, Concursul Internaţ. de Canto "Voci pucciniene", Lucca, Italia (1986), Fest. şi Concursul Internaţ. "G. Enescu" (1991), Premiul I, Opera Română din Cluj, Rev. "Muzica" pt. spectacolul de operă "Don Carlos" de G. Verdi; M.: Soc. Mozart; Fundaţia "S. Toduţă"; H.: călătorii, lectură, grădinărit; L.: italiană, germană, franceză; Email:


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