Mihail Muntean


Ranks and Merits

People’s Artist of the USSR (1986) and MSSR (1980)

Laureate of the State Award (1988)

Holder of the Republic Order (1993)

President of Culture Support and Development Center


Born on August 15th 1943.

Graduated from the Chisinau Institute of Arts in 1971. In 1977-1978 he trained at "La Scala" Opera, practicing vocal mastering and intensive vocal with Gina Cinia and Renato Pastorino. Since 1971 he works at the National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In 1978 he won a young singers` competition, Scala del Milano.

He has taken part in many international competitions and festivals, including the 1990 Eurovision competition in Vienna. He has also taken part in radio and television recordings in Russia, recording Tosca with soloists from the Bolshoi Theatre, and appeared in three musical films.

Since 1978 he is Professor of vocal arts and Bel Canto Opera Mastership at the Music Academy in Chisinau.  In 1996 - 1997 he was the General Manager of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Speaks Russian, Romanian, Italian.

Sings Italian, French, Russian.


Rich natural qualities, beautiful timbre of voice, perfect vocal skill, fine musicality, and high dramatic mastership all this allowed Mihail to win recognition not only in Moldova, but also in many foreign countries.


His repertoire includes in fact all the leading roles of the dramatic tenor in operas by classical and contemporary composers. He also sings concert hall music, Russian and Italian songs and religious music.


Radames ("Aida" G.Verdi)

Alfredo ("La Traviata" G.Verdi)

Manrico ("Il Trovatore" G.Verdi)

Don Carlos ("Don Carlos" G.Verdi)

Othello ("Othello" G.Verdi)

Riccardo ("A Masked Ball" G.Verdi)

Ismaele ("Nabucco" G.Verdi)

Don Alvaro ("La forza del Destino" G.Verdi)

Pollione ("Norma" V.Bellini)

Don Jose ("Carmen" G.Bizet)

Canio ("Pagliacci" R.Leoncavallo)

Cavaradossi ("Tosca" G.Puccini)

Pinkerton ("Madama Butterfly" G.Puccini)

Calaf ("Turandot" G.Puccini)

Turridu ("Cavalleria Rusticana" P.Mascagni)

Maurizio ("Adriana Lecouvreur" F.Cilea)

German ("The Queen of Spades" P.Tchaikovsky)

Lenski ("Eugene Oneghin" P.Tchaikovsky)


Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Japan, Israel.
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