-Short Biography-


Romanian soprano Roxana Briban started to study violin at the age of 6, then, approaching classical singing, at the same time becoming soloist of the Radio Children Chorus, having over 300 concerts in Romania and abroad.
She graduated from the Music Academy in Bucharest (prof. Maria Slatinaru-Nistor). As a student, she won awards at several competitions like “Magda Ianculescu” and “Jeunnesses Musicales”, “George Enescu”, “Hariclea Darclee” and “Ludovic Spiess” award granted by the Romanian Musical Forum, then “Golden Voice” award from the Romanian Broadcasting Society.
In 2000 she made her debut as soloist of the Bucharest National Opera, with Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro), then started her international career, performing at Wiener Staatsoper and Volksoper Wien, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Theatre du Capitole Toulouse, Teatro Municipal Santiago - Chile, Het Muziektheater - Amsterdam, Zurich, Rome, Dresden, Madrid, Athens, Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul together with renowed conductors such as Yves Abel, Marco Armiliato, Adam Fisher, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Michail Jurowski, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Marc Piollet, Peter Schneider, Vjekoslav Sutej, Keri-Lynn Wilson, directors Michael Hampe, Robert Wilson and singers like, Agnes Baltsa, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Giuseppe Filianoti, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Piero Giuliacci, Franz Grundheber, Tamar Iveri, Leo Nucci, Michael Schade, Stephania Toczyska, Malgorzata Walewska.
The debut at the Wiener Staatsoper, with Micaela, in Bizet’s Carmen, in 2003, marks the beginning of her international career. From then on, soprano Roxana Briban is permanently invited to perform on the Viennese stage, till 2010, having signed several contracts for Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira), Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio San), Simon Boccanegra (Amelia Grimaldi) and Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa).
The lirico-spinto voice allowed soprano Roxana Briban to approach a wide range of roles, from Leila (Les Pecheurs de Perles), Micaela (Carmen), Nedda (I Pagliacci), to Margherita, Elena (Mefistofele), Mozart’s Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), Donna Elvira, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Verdi’s Violetta (La Traviata), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra), Aida (Aida), Elisabetta de Valois (Don Carlo), Leonora (Il Trovatore) and Puccini’s Mimi (La Boheme), Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly).
Soprano Roxana Briban’s vocal-symphonic repertory includeed works by Bach, Haendel, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Verdi, Mahler, Shostakovich or Hindemith.
After a successful Asian tour, with Le Nozze di Figaro by W.A.Mozart, the collaboration with Wiener Staatsoper continued in 2007/2008 season with an European tour, in Luxembourg, with Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira).
Soprano Roxana Briban passed away on 20th of November 2010, after a period of extremely sad and unwanted professional events.