Lauded by the FAZ and Financial Times for her “highly intense stage and musical presence”, “the versatility of her soprano, poignant low notes, high notes and passage work, enormous stamina and nuanced expression”, Cristina Pasaroiu has been celebrated at many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, concert halls and festivals.
Among the Romanian soprano’s career highlights figure performances in great primadonna roles such as the title part of Suor Angelica (Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona), La traviata (Frankfurt Opera, Nice Opera House, Bucharest), Rachel in La Juive, Valentine in Les Huguentos (NiceOpera House); Magda in La rondine (Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Conunale Bologna, Opera de Nancy), Micäela in Carmen (Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Bregenz Festival), Leila in Les pêcheurs de perles (Tel Aviv), Mimì in La bohème (Caracalla Festival of Rome, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Sankt Margarethen Festival Austria, Grand Opera Avignon), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Vlaamse Opera, Gent), Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello (Frankfurt Opera), Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro (St.Gallen Theater and Baden) und Gilda in Rigoletto (Aalto-Theater Essen, Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Wiesbaden Savolinna Opera Festival Finland), Adriana Lecouvreur (Frankfurt Opera, Opera Nice Côte d’Azur) and Sylva in Csárdásfürstin (Frankfurt Opera).
In the 2018/19 season Cristina Pasaroiu made her highly acclaimed debut as Olympia/Antonia/Giulietta/Stella in a new production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. According to a rave review by the Financial Times she was “undoubtedly” the “star of the evening”, “embodying all of Hoffmann’s loves. She pings out Olympia’s top notes fearlessly, is spirited as the Venetian courtesan Giulietta and finds moving lyrical warmth as the tragic Antonia, condemned to sing herself to death.” Other engagements of the 2018/19 season include Micaela in Carmen at the Bayerische Staatsoper München, her debut in the title role of Alcina and Gilda in a new production of Rigoletto at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Mimì in La bohème at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, Gilda in Rigoletto at the Savolinna Opera Festival and Maifestspiele Wiesbaden, Liu at the Budapest Summer Festival.