One of the most promising sopranos of her generation, Ioana Mitu delighted many international audience receiving public acclaim for her sparkling high notes and her amazing stage presence. Due to her vocal versatility, Ms. Mitu is regularly engaged to perform as a lyrical operatic soprano, as well as a crossover artist, being considered as one of the most authentic artists of the moment.

Soprano Ioana Mitu started her opera career as a soloist of National Bucharest Opera, performing roles like Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Musetta (La Boheme), Oskar (Un Ballo in Maschera), Clorinda (Cenerentola), Despina (Cosi fan tutte). After winning the Georg Solti Award for Young Singers, she was chosen as the official publicity image of the ICV ‘s Hertogenbosch Belcanto Masterclass (NL).

The ability to sing modern music has lead her into opera productions like Celan (P.Ruzicka), I Quattro Rusteghi (Wolf-Ferrari), Amelia al ballo (Menotti), being noticed for her authenticity in expression. Ms. Mitu was invited to sing the “Opera Europa” Gala at the European Parliament Council in Strasbourg, performing since then in many important venues all over Europe.


Out of love for music and the aim of bringing joy in people’s hearts, Ms. Mitu  made her first steps into the entertainment industry, as a crossover artist. The main purpose was to deliver emotions, the pure message of opera in a more accessible way, which would have been perceived by everyone, besides the language, culture, nationality or education.

The highly appreciated acting skills acquired during the years of opera performing helped shaping a smooth transition to the entertainment industry. Based on her transferrable skills, Ms. Mitu created an unique concept of shows with an intense theatrical development, based on emotions. Building musical scenarios, using props to create a visual context, including audience into the stories, transferring vibes and creating characters are just a few reasons to support her recognized contribution as a top guest performer  for one of the most luxurious cruise liners.

As a versatile artist she developed projects like Opera Tango, a selection of famous opera arias adapted for band and accordion. Her latest show, A joy to sing reveals an extensive range of musical styles, from Classical to Broadway and traditional famous songs, paying a tribute to great artists like Maria Callas, Edith Piaf, Julie Andrews and delighting diverse audience of various cultural backgrounds, nationalities and  interests.


  • 2nd Prize – Feurich Competition (Opera), Austria – 2019
  • 3rd Prize – Hazy Erzsebet Competition (Operette), Slovakia – 2019
  • Special Prize – Elena Teodorini Competition (Opera), Romania – 2015
  • Young Singer Award – Georg Solti Foundation (Opera), Belgium – 2011
  • Excellence Prize – Romanian art-song Competition, Romania, 2009
  • Garbis Zobian Prize – Mihail Jora Singing Competition, Romania, 2008
  • Operastudio Nederland, Studio Member Soloist 2012
  • National Music University, Bucharest, Masters in Performing Arts, Stylistic of Vocal Performance, 2010
  • Hochschule fur Musik, Frankfurt am Main, Erasmus Scholarship, 2009
  • National Music University, Bucharest, BA, Performing Arts, Opera
  • Kurthy Andras
  • Nelly Miricioiu (IVC Belcanto Masterclass, Herzogenbosch, 2012)
  • Kiri te Kanawa (Solti-te Kanawa Summer Academy – Castiglione, 2012)
  • Montserrat Caballe( Belcanto Masterclass, Zaragoza, 2014)


Adina L’elisir d’amore Iasi Opera
Adina L’’elisir d’amore Craiova Opera
Adina L’elisir d’amore Bucharest National Opera
Suzanna Le nozze di Figaro Bucharest National Opera
Suzanna Le nozze di Figaro Timisoara Operahouse
Oskar Un ballo in maschera Bucharest National Opera
Musetta Boema Bucharest National Opera
Musetta Boema Timisoara Operahouse
The Puss Puss in Boots Bucharest National Opera
Clorinda La Cenerentola Bucharest National Opera
Despina Cosi fan tutte Opera Studio Amsterdam
Amelia Amelia al ballo Bucharest National Opera
Gretel Hansel und Gretel Bucharest National Opera
Gretel Hansel und Gretel Craiova Opera
Die Junge Geliebte Celan Bucharest National Opera
Lucietta I quattro rusteghi Bucharest National Opera
Valencienne La vedova allegra Bucharest National Opera
Valencienne La vedova allegra Timisoara Operahouse
Lucy Il Telefono Act Theater Bucharest


A joy to sing – Crystal Cruises (Guest Performance) – May – October 2019
Vienna, Cologne, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Ghent, Linz, Passau

That’s amore – Crystal Cruises,  April 2019

La Diva – Crystal Cruises,  March – May 2019
Vienna, Linz, Passau

Opera Celebrations – Crystal Cruises (Guest Performance) April – December 2018
Cologne, Rotterdam, Maastricht, Strasbourg, Ghent, Passau, Linz, Trier, Vienna, Budapest

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“Entertainment aboard Crystal Debussy is a cornucopia of class acts. From operatic soprano Ioana Mitu, to a Gala String Quartet – all presented by the irrepressible Entertainment Host.”

“After dining, we headed for the Crystal Cove Piano Bar and we were enchanted by the performance of the talented soprano Ioana Mitu, accompanied by Francesco Carlo Leone on a magnificent Bosendorfer piano.”
Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, Cruise Review: Treasures of the Danube with Crystal Cruises

“…we were delighted by the show of the talented soprano Ioana Mitu…”

All abord the Crystal Mozart, The Chershire Magazine, 1st July 2019


“Ioana Mitu ist eine Junge Sopranistin mit ein außergewöhnlicher Talent. Musicalich sehr begabt,und ihre Anpassungen zu verschiedenen Bühnen Inszenierungen,sind von Publikum mit Erfolg angenommen.”

Mo. Corneliu Murgu, Tenor, Fromer General Manager of Timisoara Opera

“Ioana is one of the rare cases when talent meets the expresivity, a pure voice and an ambitious way of grasping all what a stage artist needs to know to get further on the way to success. The stage lights itself when Ioana enters.”

Catalin Ionescu – Arbore, Former General Manager of Bucharest National Opera

“From operatic soprano Ioana Mitu…. entertainment aboard Crystal Debussy is a cornucopia of class acts.”

Gary Buchanan, Cruise Critic and author at World of Cruising Magazine, Cruise International, Luxury Cruise Advice, RiverVoyages.com


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