Moldovian bass, Roman Ialcic was a finalist in the 2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL WAGNER COMPETITION.
He has studied with Nicolai Ghiaurov, Kurt Moll, Charles Riecker, Vladimir Dragos, Gisela Auelmann and, at the RICHARD STRAUSS CONSERVATORY in Munich, with Nikolaus Hillebrand.
He made his professional debut in 1998, singing Sarastro in THE MAGIC FLUTE at the ISNY SUMMER FESTIVAL in Germany and between 2001 and 2005, appeared on contract in a variety of supporting roles for the STUTTGART STAATSTHEATER.
From 2007 to 2009 he was a soloist at the OPERA THEATRE ST. GALLEN in Switzerland appearing in such roles as The Priest in Suttermeister’s SCHWARZE SPINNE, as Escamillo in CARMEN, Kaspar in DER FREISCHUTZ, the Marquis in LA TRAVIATA, Cascada in THE MERRY WIDOW, Tomsky in THE QUEEN OF SPADES and Abimelech in SAMSON ET DALILA.
Since 2009, Roman Ialcic has been engaged, by LONDON LYRIC OPERA, to return to the role of Kaspar in DER FREISCHUTZ, has appeared as the Doctor in MACBETH in Jerez, Spain and sung the role of Warlaam in THEATER KLAGENFURT’s production of BORIS GODUNOV in Austria and also at the STADTISCHEN BUHNEN in Munster, Germany. Reviewing the Klagenfurt performances, KLEINE ZEITUNG KLAGENFURT wrote, Roman Ialcic sings flawlessly as Varlaam.
He made his debut for the OPERA REAL in Madrid, singing the role of Don Profondo in Rossini’s IL VIAGGIO A REIMS in 2010 and the following year appeared again as Kaspar for TEATRE ST. ETTIENNE and TEATRE TOULON in France.
Also during 2011 he made his debut for SCOTTISH OPERA, singing Basilio in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.
During 2012 his engagements included the role of the First Soldier in SALOME in Piacenza, Modena and Bolzano and a return to the role of Tomsky in GRANGE PARK OPERA’s season of THE QUEEN OF SPADES in London.
In 2013 he was engaged by the SEATTLE OPERA to understudy the roles of Fafner in DAS RHEINGOLD and SIEGFRIED and Hunding in DIE WALKURE.
Engagements during the 2014/15 season have included Abimelech in SAMSON ET DALILA for the STAATSOPER COLOGNE, Tomsky in THE QUEEN OF SPADES and Raimondo in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR both at the MOLDAVIAN NATIONAL OPERA in Chisinau, the Grand Inquisitor in Mastrechini’s EL GRECO for PETIT OPERA DU MONDE in Athens, Zaccaria in NABUCCO and Ramphis in AIDA both for the GIUSEPPE VERDI NATIONAL OPERA in Chisinau and Basilio in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at WUPPERTALER BUHNEN in Germany.
On the concert stage, Roman Ialcic’s appearances include various performances as soloist in the Verdi REQUIEM including in Chisinau and at the TEATRO VILLAREAL in Jerez, Spain, performances of which the DIARIO DE JEREZ said, Young bass, Roman Ialcic, has in front of him a very promising career. Big stars have not been equally efficient. He has also recorded and given live concert performances of the role of Cancian, with the LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, under the baton of chief conductor, Vasily Petrenko, in Wolf-Ferrari’s opera I QUATRO RUSTEGHI, performances of which THE GUARDIAN wrote, show-stealing performances from Roman Ialcic.
During the 2014/15 European season, Roman Ialcic appeared as Zaccaria in NABUCCO with the MOLDAVIAN OPERA on tour in France and Switzerland and 2016 has included Don Basilio in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE in Bilbao and Lodovico in OTELLO at the LICEU OPERA in Barcelona, and a series of concert performances of Bartolo in THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO , at the COPENHAGEN OPERA FESTIVAL and MALMÖ FESTIVAL.
Roman Ialcic‘s 2016/17 included Ferrando in IL TROVATORE in Valladolid, Daland in THE FLYING DUTCHMAN in Minsk, Rigoletto in Las Palmas conducted by Leo Nucci and Samuel in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA at the LICEU OPERA where he also appeared as the Servant de Sinodal in DER DEMON.
Other appearances during 2017 included Der Sprecher in THE MAGIC FLUTE for OPERA DE TOULON.
His 2018 season included further performances of the Servant de Sinodal in DER DEMON for the LICEU OPERA and the role of Angelotti in TOSCA for NEDERLANDSE REISOPERA.
2019 has seen him make his debut in the title role of THE FLYING DUTCHMAN at the MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL, the SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW writing, Ialcic was a commanding presence as the Dutchman. Tall and imposing, Ialcic sang the monologue in rounded, molten tones. …there was warmth, richness and depth in his superbly controlled voice.
He made his role debut as Jack Rance in LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, for OPERA BELLAS ARTES‘ 2019/2020 Season in Mexico City, his performances being described by ARTE PRO JUVENTUD as … enjoying every opportunity… polished in all respects (let’s not forget that he took master classes even with the legendary Kurt Moll )… versatility in his vocal technique, … and rigorous expressiveness that gave account of a singer not only with extensive experience, but with mastery of the character.
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