Throughout his career Romanian tenor Emanuel-Cristian Caraman has appeared with opera companies, symphony orchestras and on the recital stage in Europe, South America and North America. Mr. Caraman has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Miami Lyric Opera, George Enescu International Music Festival in Bucharest, Dusseldorf Opera, Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, Opera in the Heights in Houston, American Opera Group in Chicago, da Corneto Opera in Chicago, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Die Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie in Bremen, New England Chamber Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra in Chicago and Musical Arts Indiana in South Bend.
Tenor Emanuel-Cristian Caraman
In the fall of 2006 he made his debut on the international stage singing the tenor solo in Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall. Two years later he was invited at the George Enescu International Music Festival in Bucharest, where he sang Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor alongside distinguished soprano Natalie Dessay, under the baton of maestro Louis Langrée.
Operatic highlights include Fritz in L’Amico Frits, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Alfredo in La Traviata, Don José in Carmen, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Cosi Fan Tutte and Tamino in Die Zauberflote. As a distinguished concert performer Mr. Caraman has performed the tenor solos in Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Bach’s Magnificat, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Brukner's Te Deum and Stravinsky's Pulcinella.
In 2014, Mr. Caraman recorded Spanish-American composer Jorge Muniz’s vocal catalog written for tenor, cello, and piano, featuring the cycle Shakespeare’s Love composed specifically for Emanuel-Cristian’s voice. The album will be released late 2017, or early 2018.
Mr. Caraman is the founder and Artistic Director of South Bend Lyric Opera (SBLO), based in South Bend Indiana. Mr. Caraman established the company in March of 2016 and has produced three fully staged operas during the first year of the company’s existence. Mr. Caraman’s goal is to bring opera to South Bend and give local talent the opportunity to perform on the opera stage along side experienced and acclaimed artists from around the globe.
Mr. Caraman has received the Michiana 40 under 40 award in the spring of 2017 for his community involvement and career accomplishments.