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Ioan Stancu*

Romanian bass Ioan Ovidiu Stancu was born in Cluj-Napoca and studied at the city’s Georghe Dima Academy of Music. He was still a student when he made his debut at the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca as Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. He has also sung Masetto (Don Giovanni), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) and Tom (Un ballo in maschera) for the company.

Ioan Stancu has won numerous national and international prizes, including the third prize in the Ionel Perlea Lieder Competition and second prize in the National Lieder Competition in Braşov. He won a prize as the youngest singer at the International Hariclea Darclée Singing Competition in Brăila in 2015.

Among the roles in his repertoire are Publio (La clemenza di Tito), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Lodovico (Otello), the High Priest of Baal (Nabucco) and Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia). In 2017 Ioan Stancu took part in the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy, where he sang Ramfis and the King (Aida) within the framework of the Academy’s masterclasses. That same year he was also heard as Sciarrone (Tosca) at the Ravenna Festival.

As a participant in the 2018 Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project Ioan Stancu is singing Sarastro in The Magic Flute for Children.

Current as of July 2018

Ioan Stancu*, ©  Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild

Ioan Stancu*, © Salzburger Festspiele / Doris Wild


Ioan Stancu*