“Letitia Vitelaru revealed herself as an optimal Giulia, both from the vocal and scenic point of view, with a sharp sharpness coloratura. The soprano did not feel intimidated by the demands by the stage direction, such as doing gymnastics while singing the duet with Germano.” Teatro alla Scala, La Scala di Seta, Rossini
Rumanian soprano Letitia Vitelaru was First Prize of the “Accademia Teato alla Scala” Competition in 2011, where she studied with Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Renato Bruson, Luis Alva, Vincezno Scalera and James Vaughan.
In 2012 she made her Teatro alla Scala debut singing Norina in Don Pasquale, conducted by Enrico Mazzola and directed by Jonathan Miller. She returned to the Teatro alla Scala in 2013 to sing Giulia in Rossini´s La Scala di Seta conducted by Christoph Rousset and directed by Damiano Michieletto.
During the 2017 / 2018 season she sings Susana in Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and the role of Imogene en Il Pirata at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania.
In 2017 she sang her first Lucia in Lucia de Lammermor at the Teatro di Treviso led by Sergio Alapont and received the “Premio Belucci” at the prestigious Concorso Internationale Toti dal Monte after singing the role. In the same season she sang the title role in Ana Bolena with the Alle Theatre in Hamburg. Recent performances include the role of Valencienne in The Merry Widow at the Teatro Petruzzelli de Bari, Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Teatro Mario del Monaco in Treviso, Violetta in La Traviata at the Teatro Lírico de Cagliari led by Cristiano del Monte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the National Opera Iasi in Rumania and the Kroakow Opera. She also sang the role of Giulietta in Verdi´s Un giorno di regno at the Teatro Filarmónico di Verona led by Stefano Ranzani and directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi.
She received critical acclaim singing the role of Adina in L’leisir d’amore at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Génova led by Christopher Franklin and sang the role of Carolina in il Matrimonio Segreto at the Teatro Lirico Sperimentali A. Belli in Spoleto. She sang Serpina in Pergolesi´s La Serva Padrona and Violeta in La Traviata at the Antique Villa Piacenza.
Letitia Vitelaru was winner of numerous prizes among them the Competencia Assami and was finalist at the Concorso comunitá Europea for young lyric singers in 2010.
In the concert stage, Ms. Vitelaru, sang at the Hermitage Theatre in St. Petersburg conducted by Mats Liljefors at the Sala Palatului in Bucharest and Brasov with the “Johannes Strauss Ensemble – The Best of Vienna” directed by Pier Luigi Pizzie and conducted by Stefano Ranzani. She sang a Symphonic Concert in Pretoria at the Musaison Hall University in Johannesburgh.
Ms. Vitelaru was invited to sing at the Maestro Renato Bruson 50th Anniversary in Spoleto and at the Magda Oliver Anniversary Concert at the Teatro San Babila Milano a Concerto Lirico at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto, and in Athens an all Puccini Concert for Tocharakis Foundation for Arts and Music.
Letitia Vitelaru was born in Rumania and studied violin and piano at the Dinu Lipatti Music Lyceum. She then pursued further vocal studies at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan. As a result of winning the Assami Competition she made her debut at John Gay´s The Beggar Opera. She participated in masterclasses with acclaimed singers such as Daniela Dessi, Fabio Armiliato, Luciana D’Intino, Norma Fantini, Maria Slatinaru Nistro y Mariella Devia.
- Anna Bolena: Title role (Hamburger Kammeroper)
- Don Giovanni: Zerlina (Teatro Comunale di Treviso, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara)
- Don Giovanni: Donna Anna (Opera National a Roma Iasi)
- Don Pasquale: Norina (Teatro alla Scala, Milán, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova)
- L'Elisir d'amore: Adina (Teatro Morlacchi de Perugia, Teatro Carlo Fenice de Genova)
- Il Grono dei Regno (Teatro Filarmónico di Verona)
- Di Lustige Witwe: Valencienne (Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari)
- Matrimonio Segreto: Carolina (G. Menotti Theater Spoleto)
- La Scala di Seta: Giulia (Teatro alla Scala, Milan)
- La Traviata; Violetta (Teatro Lirico di Cagliari)
- Lucía de Lammermor (Teatro Comunale Mario del Monaco di Treviso)
Sergio Alapont, Christopher Franklin, Enrique Mazzolla, Francesco Ommassini, Carlo Palleschi, Stefano Ranzani, Christoph Rousset, Mats Liljefors, Cristiano del Monte