Romania: Şerban Vasile
Baritone - born 1985
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competitor
Şerban Vasile was born in Bucharest and graduated from the George Enescu Music High School, Bucharest. He continued his academic studies in the Singing Department of the National University of Music under the guidance of soprano Eleonora Enăchescu, graduating in 2009.
In 2008 Şerban won second prize in the International Singing Competition in Spoleto, Italy. In 2009 he won the Maeştrii Artei Lirice competition in Bucharest and went on to debut as Marcello La bohème in Burgas, Bulgaria.
His success at the 2010 AsLiCo Competition resulted in his debut in the contemporary opera Lupus in fabula by Raffaele Sargenti and the role of Dandini La Cenerentola at AsLiCo and Teatro di Piacenza. Also in 2010, Şerban won second prize in the Salicedoro International Singing Competition.
He has appeared throughout Romania with orchestras including the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the National Opera House, Bucharest. Şerban has worked with conductors including Cristian Badea and Ludovic Bács and singers including Alfonso Antoniozzi, Mariella Devia, Eduard Tumagian, Luciana Serra, Nelly Miricioiu, Tiziana Fabbricini and George Crăsnaru.
In July, Şerban appears in Le nozze di Figaro in Como, and will take part in an Opera Domani project taking Nabucco to 20 Italian cities.
Şerban is interested in all aspects of acting and he enjoys travelling.
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011: concert one repertoire
- Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo (Così fan tutte) - Mozart
- Vien, Leonora (La favorita) - Donizetti
- Vy mne pisali ... Kogda by zhizn domashnim krogdom (Eugene Onegin) - Tchaikovsky