Soprano singer IRINA LUNGU initially studied piano and choral conducting and later vocal arts and completed her studies in Russia in 2003. She is awardee of several important international competitions, for example the Tschakowski competition, the Operalia competition of Plácido Domingo, the Belvedere competition in Vienna and the Voce Verdiane competition. From 2003 to 2005, Irina Lungu was member of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. She has sung at opera houses among others such as La Scala in Milan (Nannetta, Adina, Violetta, Maria Stuarda, Marguerite), the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London (Musetta), the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Gilda, Musetta), the Munich Opera (Liù), the Zurich Opera (Violetta), at the Arena di Verona (Micaëla, Juliette, Donna Anna), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Violetta), at La Fenice in Venice (Violetta), at the Teatro Real in Madrid (Violetta), in Muscat (Liù), in Aix-en-provence (Gilda), at the opera in Rome (Gilda) at the Opéra National de Paris (Gilda, Violetta), at the Staatsoper Hamburg (Violetta), at the Teatro Regio in Turin (Marguerite), and in Amsterdam (Marguerite). At the Wiener Staatsoper, she gave her debut in 2015 as Violetta.