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A young and exciting presence in today's music world, Romanian mezzo-soprano RUXANDRA DONOSE has captured critical and popular acclaim in leading opera houses and concert halls. Donose began the current season with performances of Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia in Japan and China with the Veroza Opera Company under the direction of Seiji Ozawa. She then performed songs of Paul Dukas at the Vienna Konzerthaus under the baton of Bertrand de Billy; this performance was recorded for CD. She also records Romanian songs for Nimbus, and a CD of the music of Enescu.
Donose is well-known to opera audiences throughout North America and Europe. In Europe she made her debut at Covent Garden as Sesto in a new production of Giulio Cesare and was immediately re-engaged for performances as Annio in a new production of La clemenza di Tito. As a winner of the 1990 ARD International Vocal Competition in Munich, Donose made a highly praised Vienna Staatsoper debut in the 1992 as Varvara in Katya Kabanova. She made her debut in the United States in performances of Nicklausse with San Francisco Opera in a new production of Les contes d'Hoffmann.
Donose is continually in demand for concerts with leading orchestras around the world. Her recordings include Schubert's Ständchen for mezzo-soprano and male chorus (Philips), Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (Naxos), Bach's Mass in B minor, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Naxos), and Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro (Arte Nova).