One of the greatest romanian
Originally from Oradea, baritone Florin ESTEFAN attended the Faculty of Music at the State University in his hometown and graduated from the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca in 2004, becoming a soloist of the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca, from second year of studies, at the age of 20.
In December 2007, he graduated from the first promotion of the Cardiff International Academy of Voice, with the famous tenor Dennis O’Neill as his singing teacher.
In 2012, he returns as a soloist of the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca, going on to become General Manager of the renowned opera institution in February 2015, being the youngest manager in the 97- year history of the first opera institution established in Romania.
In 2016, he obtained the title of Doctor of Music at the Cluj Academy of Music, as well as the “Best Soloist of the Year” award at the Bucharest National Opera, at the Gala of National Operas, for the interpretation in the title role of Evgheni Oneghin in the production of the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca.
Starting from 2017, Florin Estefan holds the position of doctoral university lecturer at the Singing Department of the Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy of Cluj-Napoca.
As a soloist, Florin Estefan won numerous competitions and performed on various stages both in Romania and abroad (Greece, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Japan, United States, Australia and Great Britain, Bulgaria, Egypt), performing a series of important roles.
As General Manager of the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca, Florin Estefan managed to increase the participation of young people in the institution’s performances, through numerous premieres and event performances, through a new approach to the public and through programs and projects intended for everyone, in unconventional spaces , with free access, such as Opera Aperta and La Opera.