Hailed by the New York Classical Review as having, “a gorgeous instrument with superb dramatic instincts” and possessing a “lovely purity of sound” by the Financial Times, Romanian soprano ANITA HARTIG is one of the most highly sought-after opera stars today. During her studies at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj Napoca, she won several national and international vocal competitions, and made her debut as Mimì in La bohème at the Romanian National Opera in 2006.
From 2009-14 Anita was a member of the ensemble at the Wiener Staatsoper, where she made her international debut as Musetta La bohème. During her time in Vienna, she showcased a number of prestigious roles in house including Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Despina Così fan tutte, Zerlina Don Giovanni, Mimì La bohème, Marzelline Fidelio, Micaëla Carmen and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro.
Anita has performed in some of the most important opera houses in the world, including the Bayerische Staatsoper, Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Tokyo, the Megaron Concert Hall Athens, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Monnaie Brussels, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Opéra national de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and the Metropolitan Opera New York, and with renowned conductors including Adam Fischer, Franz Welser-Möst, Bertrand de Billy, Daniele Rustioni, Carlo Rizzi, Dan Ettinger, Daniel Oren, Mark Elder, Marco Armiliato and Ivor Bolton.
In early 2013 Anita made her Royal Opera House debut as Mimì in John Copley’s renowned production of La bohème under the baton of Alexander Joel. The following year, Anita made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera and Opera Bastille as Mimì, before going on to make her house and role debut as Violetta La traviata at Gran Teatre del Liceu.
Highlights of recent seasons include Susanna Le nozze di Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Mimì at the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Real Madrid and the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and further appearances at the Metropolitan Opera as Lìu Turandot. Other stand-out performances include Marguerite Faust for Opernhaus Zürich, Wiener Staatsoper and Hamburgische Staatsoper and Antonia/Stella Les contes d’Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera.
This season, Anita returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for Micaëla Carmen, before reprising the role once again for her eagerly-anticipated house debut at the San Francisco Opera. She will also sing Violetta in Michael Mayer’s new production of La traviata at the Metropolitan Opera and at Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse. Other highlights include her return to Opéra de Paris as Amelia Grimaldi Simon Boccanegra and performances of Bruckner’s Mass in F Minor with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.