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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.
 
Recent engagements include Violetta and Desdemona at Bucharest Opera, Liù at Savonlinna Festival, Liù and Musetta at Torre del Lago, Marguerite at Vilnius City Opera, Verdi Requiem in Zagreb, Violetta at Teatro Petruzzelli, and Mimì at Teatro di San Carlo.
 
Among her future engagements are Aida debut at Teater Erfurt, Michaëla at Arena di Verona, debut as Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly and Norma in Bern and Violetta at Teatro Real de Madrid.
 
The 2015-17 season was marked by Ms. Kos’ debut as Liù in Puccini’s Turandot at Macao International Music Festival in China. She also had her debut as Leonora in Verdi’s Il trovatore at the Seoul Arts Center, at Oper Graz and at Konzert Theater Bern singing more than 20 performances of the opera. She sang 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, sang Mimì at the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste. and Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.
 
During her earlier seasons Ms. Kos has been singing Desdemona in São Paulo, Violetta at the Royal Opera Stockholm, Rosina in Il barbiere di Sivigla at The Avenches Opera Festival, Musetta and Desdemona ) at Teatro Massimo di 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), Michaela (Carmen) in San Paolo, Brazil, Giulietta (Roméo et Juliette) at Arena di Verona and she made a jump in at Opéra de Lausanne as Luisa Miller learning the whole role in only 10 days.
 
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).