Yolanda Covacinschi


Yolanda Covacinschi
Opera singer
Born in Máramarossziget (Sighetu Marmației), Yolanda Covacinschi pursued her musical education at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), also participating in master classes with Ion Buzea, Mariana Nicolesco, Tom Krause and Jean-Luis Chastaing. She has been a soloist with the Kolozsvár Hungarian Opera since 2007. In 2004, she was awarded the prize for youngest singer at the Romanian National Song Festival and Competition, where she also took second prize the following year. Also in 2005, she was awarded another prize for youngest soprano, this time at the Hariclea Darclée International Voice Competition. Her 2008 appearance at the Ionel Perlea International Festival brought her the Martha Joja Award. With a repertoire that includes Cleopatra (Julius Caesar), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Constance Bonacieux (György Selmeczi's The Three Musketeers), she has also sung many other roles at the Kolozsvár Hungarian Opera: Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor, Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Amor (in Rameau's Pygmalion), the Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas), Musetta (La bohème), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Gilda (Rigoletto), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Mara (Brankovics György), Sarolta (in Erkel's opera of the same title), Mátyás Hunyadi (Hunyadi László), Countess Stasi (The Gypsy Princess).