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Kos, Lana - Soprano

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Biography

Lana Kos, born in 1984 in Varazdin, Croatia, acquired her musical skills at the Music Academy of Zagreb. At the age of only seventeen, she made her debut role of the Queen of the Night in Mozart`s Zauberflöte. Mstislav Rostropovich, soon after gave her the lead role of Natasha Rostova in newly produced Sergei Prokofiev`s War and Peace at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre.
 
The beginning of the new 2016/2017 season was marked by Lana’s debut as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot during the thirtieth anniversary of Macao International Music Festival in China. She is also preparing her debut as Leonora in Verdi’s Il trovatore at the Seoul Arts Center, a role she is scheduled to sing during fifteen performances in Graz, Austria between September 2017 and March 2018.
 
In 2016 Lana Kos sang the role of Elvira in Verdi’s Ernani at the National Theatre in Split. At the Teatro Real de Madrid, with Leo Nucci and Maestro James Conlon, she portrayed the role of Luisa Miller. In May she sang Puccini’s Mimì at the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste. Summer months she spent singing the role of Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.
 
Her recent engagements consist of Verdi´s Desdemona in São Paulo, La traviata at the Royal Opera Stockholm, Rosina in Rossini´s Il barbiere di Sivigla at The Avenches Opera Festival, Puccini´s La bohème (Musetta) in Palermo and at Opera Naples in Florida as Mimì, Donna Anna in Beijing and her Amelia debut in Simone Boccanegra in the Toscana circuit (Pisa, Lucca, Livorno). In April 2016 Lana Kos will be singing the role of Luisa Miller (Giuseppe Verdi), Teatro Real Madrid.
 
During her earlier seasons Lana sang Desdemona (Otello) at Teatro Massimo di Palermo alongside Maestro Renato Palumbo, Michaela (Carmen) in San Paolo, Brazil, Giulietta (Roméo et Juliette) at Arena di Verona Italy with the tenor Vittorio Grigolo. Furthermore she made a jump in at Opéra de Lausanne as Luisa Miller learning the whole role in only 10 days during rehearsals.
 
Her 2011/12 season included Desdemona (Otello) performed at the NCPA Beijing Opera; Tel Aviv appearing as Violetta, directed by Andrei Zagars and conducted by David Stern; Arena di Verona with her favourite role of Violetta conducted by Andrea Battistoni; Guangzhou, China again as Violetta conducted by maestro Daniel Oren in the production of the Royal Opera House - Covent Garden.
 
Her international career really took off in 2011 at the Verona Festival singing Violetta conducted by Carlo Rizzi and directed by the renowned Hugo de Ana, and after at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, conducted by Bruno Bartoletti and directed by Henning Brockhaus. She had another role debut as Michaëla (Carmen) at Israeli Opera festival in Masada directed by Giancarlo del Monaco and conducted by Daniel Oren. This was followed by her first Manon (Manon Lescaut) at the Greece State Opera in Athens, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco.
 
In 2009 and 10 she premiered Violetta (Traviata) at the National Theatre in Maribor/Slovenia. She also appeared as Mimì (Bohème) followed by Juliette (Romeo and Juliette). She was awarded a prize by the Croatian National Theatre for the interpretation of Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor).
 
She has worked with the world-renowned conductors including Kent Nagano, Marco Armiliato, Nicola Luisotti, Julian Kovatchev, Fabio Luisi, Kirill Petrenko and Daniele Gatti among others.