Diana AXENTII - Soprano
Originally from Moldavia, Diana Axentii moved to France to pursue her vocal studies at the National Conservatory in Lyon, where she graduated with distinctions. She is an award-winner of several international competitions: UPMCF in Paris, George Enescu in Bucharest, Montserrat Caballé in Andorra, Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, and Verbier. She is a former member of the Opera Studio in Lyon, the Atelier Lyrique of the Paris National Opera and the Aix-en-Provence Academy.
She started her career as a mezzo-soprano (singing at the Paris Opera and on most of the French opera houses, as well as in Brussels, Monte-Carlo, Amsterdam, Liege, Berlin, Glyndebourne, Boston and in Japan) and now sings repertoire of lirico-dramatic soprano.
She now sings such roles as Norma (Rouen, Bilbao), La Contessa from Le Nozze di Figaro (touring production in France, Switzerland and Bulgaria), The Schoolboy from Godard’s Dante (Münchner Rundfunkorchester in Munich and Versailles conducted by Ulf Schemer, Saint-Etienne), Dorotea from Stiffelio (Bilbao), Oenone from Phèdre by Lemoyne (Caen, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, Reims, Metz, Limoges), Rosalinde from Die Fledermaus (O. Festival in Montpellier) and Cio-Cio-San from Madama Butterfly (extracts in Rennes).
In the concert field, she sang Mahler’s 4th Symphony and the Kindertotenlieder (Saint-Céré), Martini’s Requiem and Berlioz’ Messe Solennelle with the Concert Spirituel (Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André), Maître Péronilla by Offenbach in concert in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and a series of concerts on tour with the Opéra de Limoges (program: Bellini, Catalani, Donizetti, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini).
Her engagements for season 2019-2020: Norma in Chisinau (Moldavia), the cover of Tamara from The Demon by Rubinstein (Bordeaux) and several series of concerts: the revival of the Berlioz-Martini program with the Concert Spirituel and the opera gala series with the Orchestra of the Limoges Opera.
Puccini : "Madama Butterfly"
Cio-Cio-San : "Un bel di, vedremo..." / "Tu, tu, tu, piccolo Iddio..."
Godard : "Dante"
Role of The Schoolboy - January 2016
Mozart : "Le Nozze di Figaro"
La Contessa - "E Susanna non vien... Dove sono..."