Iustinian Zetea

Iustinian Zetea

Bass Iustinian Zetea graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest (BA and MA studies; he is currently pursuing a PhD) and he has been a soloist of the Bucharest National Opera House since the 2012-2013 season. He has already held numerous recitals in Bucharest, Satu Mare, Baia Mare, Slobozia, Cluj-Napoca and Braşov, having collaborated with the Philharmonic of Râmnicu Vâlcea, but also with the “Armonia” Choir and the “Camerata Transylvanica” Men’s Choir, as a soloist. 

Winner of the “Sabin Drăgoi” Singing Competition in Timişoara (2013), the Excellence Award at the “Hariclea Darclée” International Competition in Brăila (2012), the Special Prize of the Musical Theatre in Galaţi at the “Vox Artis” International Competition in Sibiu (2012), the Special Jury Prize at the National Competition for Romanian Lied in Braşov (2011), the Grand Prize at the “Ion Dacian Trophy” Competition in Bucharest (2009), the “Mihail Jora” National Competition (“Garbis Zobian” Special Prize, in 2006, and the Second Prize, in 2008), the Grand Prize at the National Competition of French Music “Chants, Sons sur Scènes” - that was part of the International Francophonie Festival (2005), and First Prize at the International Festival of French Music in Baia Mare (2005).

He has collaborated with numerous institutions in the country: the National Radio Orchestra, the “George Enescu” Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Orchestras in Bacău, Ploieşti, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Satu Mare, etc.

He is also a member of the “Acoustic” Choir, with whom he has performed in numerous concerts both in the country and abroad. His repertoire includes a wide range of vocal-symphonic and lied compositions.

Opera repertoire:

  • Don Pasquale in “Don Pasquale” by Gaetano Donizetti
  • Don Bartolo and Don Basilio in “Il barbiere di Siviglia” (“The Barber of  Seville”) by Gioachino Rossini
  • Don Alfonso in “Così fan tutte” (“Thus Do They All”) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Bartolo in “Le nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Sarastro in “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Osmin in “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” (“The Abduction from the Seraglio”) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Il Commendatore and Masetto in “Don Giovanni” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Doctor Grenvil in “La traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi
  • Sparafucile and Monterone in “Rigoletto” by Giuseppe Verdi
  • Simone in “Gianni Schicchi” by Giacomo Puccini
  • Montano and Lodovico in “Otello” by Giuseppe Verdi
  • The Sacristan in “Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini
  • Hermann and Reinmar von Zweter in “Tannhäuser” by Richard Wagner
  • Tom and Samuel in “Un ballo in maschera” (“A Masked Ball”) by Giuseppe Verdi
  • The Second Thief in “Motanul încălţat” (“Puss in Boots”) by Cornel Trăilescu
  • Pristanda in “O scrisoare pierdută” (“A Lost Letter”) by Dan Dediu
  • Zuniga in “Carmen” by Georges Bizet
  • The City Man Dumitrache in “O noapte furtunoasă” (“A Stormy Night”) by Paul Constantinescu
  • The Sacristan in “Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini
  • Melisso in “Alcina” by G.F. Händel
  • Simon in “I quatro rusteghi” (“The Four Curmudgeons”) by Ermanno Wolf - Ferrari
  • Sulpice in “La Fille du régiment” (“The Daughter of the Regiment”) by Gaetano Donizetti