Marius Vlad made his debut, aged 21, in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and his operatic debut as Lensky at the Hungarian Opera House, Cluj. His other roles for Romanian National Opera included Rodolfo (La Bohème), Alfredo (La Traviata) and Tamino (Die Zauberflὂte).
For the last 15 years he has followed a major European career, both in opera and concert. His repertoire includes Handel’s oratorio of Messiah, Judas Maceabeus, Israel in Egypt, and has performed Britten’s War Requiem, Serenade, and Les Illuminations, Honegger’s Le Roi David, as well as Mozart’s Tamino, Don Ottavio, and Idomeneo. His lyric tenor repertoire includes roles such as Rodolfo, Alfredo, Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Barinkay (De Zigeunerbaron), Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore) and Faust before his voice developed towards the spinto repertoire with roles including Pinkerton, Don José, Radames, Cavaradossi, Canio, Turiddu, Don Carlo and Manrico.
In recent years he has developed as a dramatic tenor and his roles include Otello, Calaf, Samson, Don Alvaro, Tannhauser and Lohengrin.
He has performed with Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera, La Scala and the promenade concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He has worked with Rafael Fruhbeck de Bugos, Peter Ruzicka, Gennadi Rozdestvensky, Antonio Pappano, Marek Janowski, Friederich Haider, Cristian Mandeal and Vladimir Jurowski.
Marius holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts and has had a 20 year teaching career at the Music Academy of Cluj. He speaks German, French, English and Italian.
In 2017 he sang Tannhauser in Melbourne, Laios in Enescu’s Oedipe and Florestan in Fidelio. His future engagements include Otello in Lubeck, Canio and Turiddu in Kassel, and Tristan for Nederland Reisopera.