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 in the next season at 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 roles of Michelina in opera *Il Bravo (Mercadante) - *winner of the Best Opera Award at The Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2019 and the role of Fenitchka in opera Risurezzione (Alfano). Other operatic roles performed by soprano Ioana Constantin Pipelea are: Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Lismore Opera Festival/ Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen by Janacek, 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).
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. 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.