DRĂNICEANU SORIN DRAGOŞ
Bass Sorin Drăniceanu learned the performing arts with masters Vasile Martinoiu and Gianfranco Pastine and is a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in music performance - Canto at „Gheorghe Dima“ Music Academy from Cluj-Napoca.
He received several awards, including the third place at "Umberto Giordani" International Canto Competition from Italy. He is a laureate of "Elena Teodorini" International Canto Competition (Craiova) and of "Maria Kraja" International Canto Competition (Tirana).
He successfully performed on several important lyrical stages in Italy (Catanzaro, Formia, Polistera, Lecce, Napoli, Foggia, Bari, San Remo, Torino, Roma), on some stages in Switzerland (Lagental, Zug, Baden, Vevey, Neuchatel, Visp), Germany (Russelsheim, Friedrichshafen, Fulda, Schweinfurt), Spain (Burgos, Vigo, Yecla, Ceuta, Guadalajara), The Netherlands (Nijmegen, Amstelveen, Bergen Op Zoom, Rotterdam) and Morocco (Casablanca).
During the 2010-2011 season he was distributed in the cast of the opera „Of love and other demons“ by P. Eötvös, which took place in Strassbourg.
Sorin Drăniceanu – lead singer with vast experience of the Romanian Opera from Craiova – interpreted many opera characters, including: Zuniga („Carmen“ by G. Bizet), Raimondo („Lucia di Lammermoor“ by G. Donizetti), lead singer in „Don Pasquale“ by G. Donizetti, Bartolo („The Wedding of Figaro“ by W. A. Mozart), Sarastro („The Magic Flute“ by W. A. Mozart), Il Commendatore(„Don Giovanni“ by W. A. Mozart), Colline ( „Boema“ by G. Puccini), Timur / Il Mandarino („Turandot“ by G. Puccini), Angelotti / Il Sagrestano („Tosca“ by G. Puccini), Lo Zio Bonzo / Il Commissario Imperiale („Madame Butterfly“ by G. Puccini), Don Basilio („The Barber of Seville“ by G. Rossini), Ferrando („The Troubadour“ by G. Verdi), Zaccaria / Il Gran Sacerdote („Nabucco“ by G. Verdi), Ramfis („Aida“ by G. Verdi), Barone Duphol / Dottore Grenville („La Traviata“ by G. Verdi), Filippo / Il Grande Inquisitore („Don Carlo“ by G. Verdi), Sparafucile(„Rigoletto“ by G. Verdi), Pistola („Falstaff“ by G. Verdi), Tom / Sam („A Masked Ball“ by G. Verdi), Fiesco („Simon Boccanegra“ by G. Verdi).