Ioana Constantin Pipelea


✨ Agenda ✨ 

🔸 Wexford Festival Opera:
  “A Taste of Wexford” concert series:

•10/4/2024: National Opera House Wexford

 •11/4/2024: National Concert Hall Dublin

•17/4/2024: Ironmonger’s Hall Barbican, London

🔸Istituto Italiano Di Cultura - Dublino  & Wexford Festival Opera: Recital di Arie d’Opera:

12/4/2024Whyte Recital Hall, Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin

🔸 Wexford Festival Opera Concert:
19/6/2024: Merrion Hotel Dublin

🔸Wexford Festival Opera: 

18, 23, 26, 31 October 2024: 

🎭 Colombina in opera Le Maschere by Mascagni       -(role debut)

📍National Opera House, Wexford

Romanian-Irish soprano Ioana Constantin Pipelea praised for her “pleasing soprano voice” (Opera Wire), “charisma” (The Irish Times) and “impeccable technique” (Radio România Cultural) has performed on international stages like Ireland, Romania, Switzerland, UK, France and Spain.

Soprano Ioana Constantin-Pipelea is the 2nd Prize Winner ex-aequo at CORSICA LÍRICA International Singing Competition 2022 in Corsica, France. In June 2023 Ioana was a finalist in Verum Solitus Singing Competition at Opera Națională Română Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania, Romania, where she has been awarded a special prize: a main operatic role engagement at the Romanian National Opera Cluj - Napoca.  Associate Artist at Northern Ireland Opera 2021-2022 and the winner of Wexford Festival Opera Gerard Arnhold Award (2017), the soprano has performed at the National Opera House in Wexford, Ireland the role of Michelina in opera *Il Bravo by Mercadante - *winner of the Best Opera Award at The Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2019, the role of Fenitchka in opera Risurezzione by Alfano and in 2024 season Ioana will debut the role of Colombina in Mascagni’s opera Le Maschere at Wexford Festival OperaOther operatic roles performed by soprano Ioana Constantin Pipelea are:  Pamina in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart at Lismore Opera Festival/ Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen by Janáček, Cupid in Handel’s Semele, Emmie in Britten’s Albert Herring,  Clorinda in Monteverdi’s  Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda  -operas produced by Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM). 

In vocal-symphonic and oratorio  Ioana has performed the soprano solo in the Symphony No.4 by Mahler with the Hibernian Orchestra at the National Concert Hall Dublin, the soprano solo in oratorio Messiah by G.F. Handel with the Irish Baroque Orchestra at Christchurch Cathedral Dublin,  BBC Radio Ulster live broadcast soloist with the Ulster Orchestra at Ulster Hall Belfast etc. In July 2018 Ioana has made her solo debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (former RTÉ NSO) at the National Concert Hall Dublin in a live broadcast concert presented by Liz Nolan on RTÉ Lyric FM.

Ioana graduated with First Class Honours at the Royal Irish Academy of Music/ Trinity College Dublin and DCU of Master of Arts in Vocal Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music (Vocal) Performance and Diploma in Music Teaching and Performance. Ioana had the privilege to study at RIAM with Dr. Veronica Dunne (Voice), Dr. Suzanne Murphy (Opera), Kathleen Tynan (Voice and Lieder), Philip O’Reilly (Voice and Oratorio) and repetiteurs Dearbhla Collins, Brenda Hurley, Mairead Hurley,  Aoife O’Sullivan, Andrew Synnott.  

During the Young Artist Programme at the Northern Ireland Opera Belfast, soprano Ioana Constantin Pipelea has had the opportunity to participate actively in opera coachings at the Royal Opera House London (Covent Garden) with David Gowland, at the English National Opera with Martin Fitzpatrick and at the National Opera Studio with Katherine Harries. 

Ioana has been selected for the final rounds of the International Singing Competition Bordeaux Médoc Lyrique 2018 at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, France and the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, Dublin in 2019. 

Operawire : “Il Bravo” at Wexford Festival Opera

Operawire : “Il Bravo” at Wexford Festival Opera


“Ioana Constatin-Piplea showed off her pleasing soprano to good effect.“ (Operawire- “Il Bravo” by Mercadante- Wexford Festival Opera.) 🏆 This opera is the winner of the Best Opera Award at The Irish Times Theatre Awards 2019. 🎉🎉🎉

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Radio Romania Cultural

Radio Romania Cultural


“Ioana Constantin-Pipelea is a soprano with an impeccable technique, doubled by the homogeneity of the registers and the intelligence of phrasing." ( Radio Romania Cultural - Sebastian Craciun) 🇷🇴 Romanian: “ Ioana Constantin Pipelea este o soprana cu o tehnică impecabilă, dublată de omogenitatea registrelor și inteligența frazării. “ (Original Romanian text version)

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The Irish Times: ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ review

The Irish Times: ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ review


"Soprano loana Pipelea leads charismatically as Vixen. A hugely stimulating interpretation of Janacek's opera." ( The Irish Times) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Sunday Bussiness Post: ‘The Magic Flute’ by Mozart

Sunday Bussiness Post: ‘The Magic Flute’ by Mozart


“Pamina is played by loana Pipelea who sang the title role impressively in the academy's fine production of Janancek's The Cunning Little Vixen early this year." (Sunday Business Post) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sunday Bussiness Post mention on the role of Pamina played by soprano Ioana Pipelea at Lismore Opera Festival ( Blackwater Valley Opera Festival)

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