Roman Ialcic established himself as a powerful young bass-baritone having appeared in many European Opera Houses.

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Moldavian bass-baritone Roman Ialcic started his musical studies at the Conservatory in Minsk, Belarus and graduated from Conducting and Opera Singing at the Conservatory in Chisinau, Moldavia. In 1996, he began his career as soloist at the Chisinau Opera Studio and completed his education at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich under Nikolaus Hillebrand.

Mr. Ialcic made his operatic debut as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the Open Air Summer Festival in Isny, Germany. From 2001 to 2005, he was a member of Stuttgart State Opera ensemble, where he appeared in numerous small roles such as Baburow in Moscow, Cheryomushki by D. Schostakovich. In subsequent years, Roman Ialcic was engaged as a soloist at the St. Gallen Theatre where he performed as Abimelech in Samson et Dalila followed by Tomsky in The Queen of Spades, Escamillo in Carmen, Caspar in Der Freischütz or Priest in H. Sutermeister’s Black Spider.

In recent seasons Mr. Ialcic has appeared at the Cologne Opera House as Abimelech in Samson et Dalila, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia in Oviedo and at the Wuppertal Theater, as well as Zaccaria in Nabucco in Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich, Lugano, Basel, Toulouse, Montpellier and Marseille, followed by Tomsky in the new production of The Queen of Spades at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg.

In the 2015/2016 season, he made his debut as Ludovico in Otello at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and appeared as Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia at ABAO in Bilbao.

In the 2017/2018 season he debuted as Samuel in Un ballo in maschera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, where he also performed the part of Servent de Sinodal in A. Rubinstein’s opera Demon. The 2018/2019 season he opened with his debut at the Nederlandse Reisopera where he performed the part of Angelotti in G. Puccini’s Tosca.

In addition to the opera repertoire Mr. Ialcic has been active in concerts and collaborated with the following orchestras: the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chisinau Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Teatro Villareal Jerez and the Orquesta Sinfónica y Coro de RTVE in Madrid.

Updated December 2018
∗ This biography can be edited only by Studio Kultura


Opera Repertoire

V. Bellini, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Lorenzo
V. Bellini, Norma, Oroveso
V. Bellini, I puritani, Giorgio
V. Bellini, La sonnambula, Rodolfo
G. Bizet, Carmen, Escamillo
A. Borodin, Prince Igor, Kontshak, Prince Igor
G. Donizetti, Anna Bolena, Enrico
G. Donizetti, La favorita, Baldassare
G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor, Raimondo
Ch. Gounod, Faust, Mephistopheles
W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni, Leporello, Don Giovanni, Il Commendatore
W. A. Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, Sarastro, Sprecher
M. Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov, Boris, Warlaam, Pimen
C. Orff, Die Kluge, Bauer
S. Prokofiev, War and Peace, Kutuzov
G. Puccini, La bohème, Colline
G. Puccini, Tosca, Angelotti
G. Puccini, Turandot, Timur
S. Rachmaninov, Aleko, Aleko
N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Sadko, The Varangian
G. Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Basilio
G. Rossini, Il viaggio a Reims, Don Profondo, Lord Sidney
A. Rubinstein, Demon, Servent de Sinodal
C. Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila, Grande Pretre, Old Hebreu

R. Strauss, Eine schweigsame Frau, Morosus
R. Strauss, Salome, Jochanaan
H. Sutermeister, Die schwarze Spinne, Pfarrer
P. I. Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades, Tomsky
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Gremin
G. Verdi, Ernani, Silva
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Sparafucile
G. Verdi, Simon Boccanegra, Fiesco
G. Verdi, Il trovatore, Ferrando
G. Verdi, Don Carlo, Filippo II, Il Grande Inquisitore
G. Verdi, Nabucco, Zaccaria
G. Verdi, Falstaff, Pistol
G. Verdi, La forza del destino, Il Padre Guardiano
G. Verdi, Macbeth, Banquo
G. Verdi, Un ballo in maschera, Samuel
G. Verdi, Aida, Ramfis, Il Re
R. Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Hagen
R. Wagner, Rienzi, Cecco del Vecchio
R. Wagner, Walküre, Hunding, Wotan
R. Wagner, Das Rheingold, Fasolt, Fafner, Wotan
R. Wagner, Der fliegender Holländer, Der Holländer, Daland
R. Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, Marke
R. Wagner, Siegfried, Fafner, The Wanderer
C. M. v. Weber, Der Freischütz, Caspar