Imola Máté Biography English

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At 22 years old, Imola Lídia Máté, a captivating soprano, has mesmerized audiences on stages throughout Europe, unveiling her extraordinary talent and versatile artistry.


In 2023, Imola enraptured audiences with her portrayal of Norina in ”Don Pasquale” at the Music Academy of Cluj-Napoca. Her earlier roles include Flora in ”Frau Luna” (2021) and Barbarina in ”Le Nozze di Figaro” (2019) at the Music Academy of Cluj-Napoca and Turda National Theatre, respectively.


Imola’s artistic versatility extends beyond the operatic realm, encompassing a diverse array of concert repertoire and art song recitals. In 2023, she illuminated the stage as Norina in segments of ”Don Pasquale” during an open-air concert with the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca. Her participation in the SoNoRo International Chamber Music Festival at Palazzo Contucci and Palazzo Ricci in Montepulciano, Italy, solidified her status as a soloist of exceptional caliber. Additionally, she made a guest appearance in a concert alongside Soprano Ildikó Raimondi at Botschaft von Ungarn Wien(2022). Imola graced an open-air concert with the Opera Group Project Orchestra in Turda as a soloist, delivering a captivating performance of ”Abba Symphonic” (2021). Furthermore, she presented the powerful ”Mass in F major” by Ruzitska György at the Hungarian State Opera, Cluj-Napoca (2019).

Imola’s 2024 schedule promises exciting performances, beginning with segments of the roles of Susanna in ”Le Nozze di Figaro” and Papagena in ”Die Zauberflöte” at SKH Opera. In April, Imola continues to captivate audiences with a French Art Songs Recital, titled ”Voyage musical à travers les époques,” in Stockholm.

Imola often engages with contemporary music, showcasing her commitment to artistic innovation. Notably, she delivered a poignant rendition of ”Monadologie XXXII – The Cold Trip II” by Bernhard Lang at the Forum für Neue Musik, Frankfurt in 2022. Looking forward, Imola’s upcoming performance in May promises to be an enchanting presentation of Luigi Nono’s ”La fabbrica illuminata” in Salzburg.


Imola Lídia Máté is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Opera Performance at Stockholm Opera University (SKHOpera), building on her earlier educational achievements. She studied for a Bachelor’s Degree in singing and opera performance at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg and the Gheorghe Dima National Music Academy.


In acknowledgment of her exceptional talent, Imola has garnered prestigious scholarships and competition prizes. Notably, she was honored the Kungliga Musikaliska Akademiens Stipendium and the SoNoRo Interference scholarship in 2023 in Montepulciano, Italy. Additionally, Imola received the esteemed Special Jury Prize at the A. Fărcaș Interpretation Competition in 2023.


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