SIMINA IVAN was born in Temesvar, Romania and completed a vocal degree at the University of Bukarest. She was supervised among others, by Magda Ianculescu, KS Ileana Cotrubas, and in the last 18 years by KS Margarita Lilowa. Already during her studies, she sang numerous roles at the Bukarest Operetten Theatre and won several prizes at international competitions in Paris, Toulouse, Coburg, Nantes and Bukarest. From 1990 to 1994, she sang at the Romanian National Opera in Bukarest. In September 1994, she gave her debut at the Vienna Volksoper as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, where she also sang roles like Pamina, Marguerite, Ophélie, Leila, Norina and Gretel. In addition to her concert performances, she has also made guest appearances in opera houses in Hamburg, Dresden, Zurich, Berlin and London. In 2003, the Romanian president appointed her an officer of the Order of Meritul Cultural. In December 1994, she gave her debut at the house on the Ring as Olga in Fedora. Since then, roles like Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Najade (Ariadne auf Naxos), Rosina, Musetta, Konstanze, Aminta, Adele and Rosalinde, Adina, Eudoxie, Antonia, Despina, Pamina and Lisa (La sonnambula) have followed.