Valentina makes her role debut as Susanna in Mozart Le nozze di Figaro this month at the Wiener Staatsoper from 22 June 2016, singing alongside Luca Pisaroni as Almaviva, Alessio Arduini as Figaro and Marianne Crebassa as Cherubino. Cornelius Meister conducts Jean-Louis Martinoty’s production, which will be streamed live on the Staatsoper Live website on 28 June.
Naforniţa received rave reviews for her Norina in Wiener Staatsoper’s April production of Don Pasquale:
“Valentina Naforniţă sparkled as a glamor girl with courage and a vocally strong performance, where she expertly used the drama in her voice.”
“Valentina Nafornita, lovely as can be, with the vocal charm of a Graziella Sciutti and a delightful stage presence, gave him a sparkling counterpart in Norina”
Valentina finishes the season with a return to the Salzburg Festival in August to reprise the role of Zerlina in their popular production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, with Ildebrando D’Arcangelo in the title role and Luca Pisaroni as Leporello, conducted by Alain Altinoglu.