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Natalia Tanasii


Soprano, Moldova
“I just admire every person who decided to follow this difficult dream – to be a singer.”

What inspired you to become a singer?
I sang from my early years, always organizing "concerts" in front of my family. My inspiration was probably the freedom my parents encouraged me to explore – to be a little artist. And of course I really loved and continue to love music.

What’s your dream role and why?
I have more than just one dream role. Today, my dream roles are Tatjana and Mimi, whereas in the future I hope to sing the roles of Madama Butterfly and Floria Tosca.

Who is your favourite singer and why?
Every singer can be my favourite; if I believe him, if I feel his heart through his music, if the voice is healthy and generous. I just admire every person who decided to follow this difficult dream - to be a singer.

What do you hope to achieve by participating in The Queen Sonja International Music Competition?
QSIMC is first of all a challenge for myself. I believe it's one of the best competitions, and by participating, I can prove that I am ready and strong enough to continue to discover myself as a singer. Experience and emotions – that's what I need.

Tell us something surprising or unexpected about yourself!
I love cooking and baking. I do dance at home but almost never sing opera home. I would also never drive a car and smoke.

What kind of demands do you believe the future’s opera singers must fulfill to make a career?
Be flexible, be smart, look good, be easy going, and never forget that your voice is your precious instrument.

Anything else you would like to mention?
I am happy to be going back to Oslo! I spent two years there at the Opera, so it feels like home.
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