Alexandru Aghenie

Alexandru Aghenie
Opera singer


Moldovan-born baritone Alexandru Aghenie obtained his diploma in voice from the National University of Music Bucharest and has been working under the guidance of Vasile Moldoveanu since 2013. He placed two years in a row (2010 and 2011) at the international singing competition held in Piatra Neamț, and then in 2014 the jury awarded him first prize at the First International Éva Marton Singing Competition in Budapest, where he also received special prizes from the Opera, the Budapest Summer Festival and the MÁV Symphony Orchestra. He made his debut in 2009 in Bucharest, in the role of Giorgio Germont in La traviata. A recurring guest on opera stages and in concert halls, his repertoire includes the baritone roles of Gounod, Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini and Leoncavallo. He has sung the role of Count Luna in Il trovatore in Milan, Brașov and Como, among other cities, and the role of Lord Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor in Pavia and Brescia.

Education and training:
National Academy of Music Bucharest, Romania (2008-2010) - Master of Music in Voice Performance
Transilvania University of Brasov, Faculty of Music, Romania (2004-2008)
Music High School, Sf. Gheorghe, Romania (2003-2004)
From January 2013 Mr. Aghenie is working under the guidance of Master Vasile Moldoveanu.

International Eva Marton Singing Competition, Hungary: 1st Prize (2014)
AsLiCo 63rd Annual Competition for Young Opera Singers of Europe, Como, Italy: Honourable mention (2012)
International Singing Competition Piatra Neamţ, Romania: 1st Prize (2011)
International Singing Competition Piatra Neamţ, Romania: 2nd place (2010)

Principal roles:
Orff: Carmina Burana - Bariton (Palace of Arts, Budapest - 2016)
Puccini: La Bohème - Schaunard (Opera Galati, Romania - 2015)
Leoncavallo: I pagliacci - Silvio (Opera Brasov, Romania - 2015)
Verdi: Il trovatore - Conte di Luna (Hungarian State Opera - 2016, Opera Brasov, Romania - 2016, 2014; International Opera Festival Miskolc, Hungary - 2015; Milano Teatro Nuovo, Italy - 2014; Teatro Giuditta Pasta Saronno, Italy - 2014; Teatro Sociale di Como, Italy - 2014; Teatro Lirico di Margenta, Italy - 2013; Teatro Sociale di Stradella, Italy - 2013; Teatro Manzoni Monza, Italy - 2013)
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - title role (Opera Brasov, Romania - 2014)
Gounod: Faust - Valentin (Opera Brasov, Romania - 2015, 2013, 2010)
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor - Lord Enrico Ashton (Teatro Fraschini Pavia, Teatro Pergolesi Jesi, Teatro Grande Brescia, Teatro Sociale di Como, Italy - 2012)
Verdi: La traviata - Giorgio Germont (Bucharest, Romania - 2009)