Competitors passed through to the Final

Istratii, Liliana

Istratii, Liliana

No. 26

Voice type: Mezzo-soprano/Alto

Country: Moldova

Date of birth: 3 October, 1994

The mezzo-soprano was born in Moldova in 1994. She studied at the Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts in Chisinau, Moldova, between 2013 and 2019, graduating with a master’s degree, specialized in bel canto. Being a finalist at the Opera Voice Competition of 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia, she is currently a soloist at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Chisinau. She debuted at Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa (Poland) in 2019 as Olga in Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, and her repertoire includes, among others, Suzuki from Madama Butterfly by Puccini, Maddalena from Rigoletto, Flora from La Traviata and Fenena from Nabucco by Verdi, Lola from Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni, as well as solo parts of Stabat Mater by Rossini, Dixit Dominus by Vivaldi and Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Competition Repertoire


Liszt: Es muss ein Wunderbares sein

Händel: Dignare o Domine – aria from Cantata “Dettingen Te Deum” in D major, HWV 283

Rossini: Tu che accendi questo core... Di tanti palpiti – Tancredi’s aria from Tancredi


Rimsky-Korsakov: Tucha so gromom sgovarivalas – Lel’s Third Song from The Snow Maiden

Bellini: Dopo l’oscuro nembo... – Nelly’s aria from Adelson e Salvini


Verdi: Nel giardin del bello – Princess Eboli’s Veil Song from Don Carlo

Tchaikovsky: Ja nye sposobnak grusti tomnoy – Olga’s aria from Eugene Onegin

Bizet: Près des remparts de Séville – Seguidilla from Carmen