Marian Pop   Baritone
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

International guestappearences brought Marian Pop to renowned opera houses such as the Tel Aviv Opera (MALATESTA in ,Don Pasquale'), the Palm Beach Opera Miami as DANDINI in ,La Cenerentola', the Philadelphia Opera both as MARCO in ,Gianni Schicchi' and MERCUTIO in ,Romeo et Juliette', the Opera de la Bastille Paris as MARULLO in ,Rigoletto', to Baltimore, Orlando and Arizona as CONTE ALMAVIVA in ,Le nozze di Figaro' and to Portland as SILVIO in ,I Pagliacci'.

At the Michigan Opera Detroit,he was FIGARO in Barbiere di Siviglia, MARCELLO in La Boheme, he sang the title role of CYRANO (world premiere with music by David di Chiera), MR. GOBINEAU in 'Das Medium' the soloist BARITONE PART in 'Carmina Burana' and in the season 2015/16 TADEUSZ in Weinberg's 'Die Passagierin'.

The Rumanian Bariton is a regular guest perfomer at the Stuttgart State Opera, the Basle and the St. Gallen Theatre , in Enschede, Klagenfurt, Bukarest or Santiago de Chile, where he FALKE or EISENSTEIN in 'Die Fledermaus', the CONTE ALMAVIVA in'Figaro', BECKMESSER in 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg', MELOT in 'Tristan und Isolde', BELCORE in 'L'elisir d'amore', DANDINI in 'La Cenerentola', ULISSE in 'Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria', POSA in 'Don Carlo', TADDEO in 'L'italiana in Algeri', VALENTIN in 'Faust', MALATESTA in 'Don Pasquale', DON GIOVANNI and PATALONE in 'The love of the 3 Oranges'.

On of his most-sung roles is FIGARO in' Il barbiere di Siviglia', wich he sang with huge success at the Stuttgart State Opera, the Leipzig Opera , the State Theatre at the Gärtnerplatzin Munich , in Klagenfurt, at the Basle Theatre, in Santiago de Chile, Palma de Mallorca, Arizona and Enschede.

MARIAN started his musical education with violin studies and completed them with vocal studies at the Musical Academy of Cluj. His first engagements brought the Romanian singer to the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Popular Opera, where he sang such roles as PING in 'Turandot', HARLEKIN in 'Ariadne auf Naxos', MARULLO, MALATESTA, VALENTIN, FALKE, GRAF HOMONAY in 'Der Zigeunerbaron', DEMETRIUS in 'a Midsummernight's Dream' a.m.o.

Lately, Marian Pop was a member of the Kassel State Theatre, where he enjoyed great successes in such parts as SCARPIA in 'Tosca', RIGOLETTO, FANINAL in 'Der Rosenkavalier' and EUGEN ONEGIN. In the season 2014/15 the baritone was elected "most popuar singer" by the Kassel audienc. Especially his portrayal of the cunning barber was highly praised. "His vocal quality is just as impressive as his comedian talent and his stage presence." (HNA, June 2015).

Concert performances and Lieder evenings with works of von Mahler, Brahms, Fauré, Mendelssohn, a.m.o. complete his versitality.

In the season 2016/17 Marian Pop sings SCARPIA at the Braunschweig State Theatre , CYRANO (composed by di Chiera) in Detroit and Charlotte and he can be seen in numerous concerts.

In the season 17/18 he debutes as BARNABA in' La Gioconda' at the Innsbruck Municipal Theatre.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Michigan Opera Detroit- CYRANO
"... Marian Pop, with his brilliant baritone and charismatic stage presence, was hand-picked by DiChiera to create the role of Cyrano ten years ago, and his return to the role is most gratifying. He owns the role. Indeed, the physicality of the acting performance, with its swashbuckling gallantry and sword play, parallels the dynamic vocal qualities required for the part. Pop delivers with both power and nuance, giving vent to rage and yearning, evoking the comedic wit and tragic poetry encompassed in this heroic role."
Encore Michigan
www.encoremichigan.com
Staatstheater Kassel - EUGEN ONEGIN
"And with his expressive and increasingly emotionally charged baritone voice, Marian Pop in the title role as Eugen Onegin creates a credible transformation from cool seducer into desperate lover."
HNA
HNA
"Marian Pop in the title part has a nobly timbred baritone voice, that reveals profound magnitude, especially in the desperate outbursts of the final scene."
Göettinger Tageblatt
Göettinger Tageblatt
Staatstheater Kassel - RIGOLETTO
"How closely allied love and hate are, how profound the bitterness is, a person - stigmatized by the society - feels, is perfectly portrayed by Marian Pop as Rigoletto - both vocally and dramatically."
HNA
HNA
Staatstheater Kassel - Der Rosenkavalier - FANINAL
"Marian Pop is a remarkable Faninal."
OMM
OMM
 
 
 
SZENENFOTOS
Staatstheater Kassel - EUGEN ONEGIN
 
Staatstheater Kassel - RIGOLETTO
 
Michigan Opera - CYRANO
 
Staatstheater Kassel - Die Fledermaus - EISENSTEIN