On October 3, 2019, Irina Lungu will sing Mimì in La bohème at the Royal Opera House Muscat, in a new production by Jean-Louis Grinda and under the musical direction of Maestro Giuseppe Finzi. She will share the stage with Giorgio Berrugi as Rodolfo, Mariam Battistelli as Musetta, Gabriel Bermudez as Marcello, George Andguladze as Colline and Giovanni Romeo as Schaunard. An additional performance will take place on October 5, 2019.
Irina made her role debut at the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow in 2015, subsequently interpreting it at the Teatro Regio Turin, Teatro San Carlo Naples and the Seoul Arts Center. Later this season she will perform the role of Puccini’s unfortunate seamstress in the same Grinda production at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, and at the Teatro Lirico Cagliari.
At the Royal Opera House Muscat, she performed Liù in Turandot in 2015 in a Franco Zeffirelli staging with the Arena di Verona.