Born in Bucharest, Valentina Farcas made her début at the 2006 Salzburg Festival singing Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail to wide critical acclaim: “The petite soprano with the pliant voice threatened at times to physically and vocally upstage the real heroine”. As a member of the ensemble at Komische Oper Berlin she has sung numerous leading roles including Gilda (Rigoletto), Queen of Shemakha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Le Coq d’Or, Hermione in Handel’s Oreste with Maestro Thomas Hengelbrock (voted Production of the Year 2006 in Germany by Opernwelt-magazine and broadcast internationally on ARTE) as well as Pamina, Blonde and Sophie (Rosenkavalier).
Farcas has appeared as Adina (L’elisir d’amore) in Amsterdam and as Jenny in a production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny in Toulouse, and sung Susanna in a production of Le Nozze di Figaro in Lyon. More recently she has performed with Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, and with Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor in Lausanne. A sought-after concert soloist, Farcas has sung Mozart’s Solemn Vespers at the Maggio Musicale in Florence under the baton of Riccardo Muti and Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma.
Upcoming engagements bring her Japanese debut with Despina in Cosi fan tutte with Maestro Jonathan Nott and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Nanetta in Falstaff with the Teatro Regio di Torino and Maestro Daniele Abbado. In 2017, she returns to Hong Kong as Woodbird in Siegfried with Jaap van Zweden and the HK Phil.