Mirjam Tola

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Alma materUniversity of Arts Tirana
  • Opera singer
  • Singing teacher

Mirjam Tola is an opera singer and singing teacher of Albanian origin.[1] She has Austrian citizenship.


Mirjam Tola studied singing at the University of Arts Tirana[2] with Suzana Frasheri from 1991 and graduated with distinction in 1994. In Tirana she made her operatic debut in the female title role in Bastien und Bastienne. From 1997 she studied at the Mozarteum University Salzburg with Boris Bakow. She was a finalist in several international singing competitions, including the Verdi Competition in Busseto, the Puccini Competition Licia Albanese in New York and the Zachary Competition in Los Angeles in 2001. At the Vienna State Opera, she was awarded a sponsorship prize as part of the Eberhard Waechter Medals ceremony.[3][4]

From 2004 to 2006, Tola was engaged at the Ljubljana Opera House. Guest appearances took her to the Berlin State Opera, and from 2007 to the Teatro Verdi in Trieste[5] and the Kleines Festspielhaus Salzburg.[6] In 2008 Tola made her Hamburg debut in the title role in Tosca, and from 2010 to 2012 she was engaged as a member of the ensemble at the Hamburg State Opera, where she subsequently continued to appear as a guest. Other engagements have taken her to the Staatstheater Meiningen, the Wuppertal Opera, the Staatstheater Kassel[7], the Essen Aalto Theatre, the Teatro Grande in Brescia, at the Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, the Teatro Fraschini in Pavia and the Arena in Verona.[7]

Tola has worked with conductors such as Simone Young, Karen Kamensek, Nello Santi, Anton Guadagno, Massimo Zanetti, Will Humburg, Peter Schneider (conductor), Markus Poschner and Matthias Foremny, among others.

She has also performed at New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, among other venues. Her concert repertoire includes, for example, the soprano parts in Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)'s 9th Symphony and in sacred works such as Verdi's Messa da Requiem, Mozart's Coronation Mass (Mozart) and Schubert's Lazarus. File:Inva Mula und die Jury-Kommission des albanischen Klasskwettbewerbs "Virtuozet" für junge Talente 2018.jpm thumb Jury commission of the "Virtuozet" competition for young talents in Albania (TV-Show), from left to right: Mirjam Tola, Genc Tukici, Inva Mula (moderator) and Anbeta Toromani. In 2018 she was member of the jury commission at the "Virtuozet" classical music competition for young talents (TV-show), moderated by Inva Mula, jury members: Mirjam Tola, :fr:Genc_Tukiçi and :sq:Anbeta_Toromani.


  • Giacomo Puccini: Title role (Floria Tosca) in Tosca, Title role in Suor Angelica, Mimi and Musetta in La Bohème, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Liù in Turandot (Puccini)
  • Vincenzo Bellini: Adalgisa in Norma (opera)
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo: Nedda in Pagliacci
  • Gioachino Rossini: Zaida in Il turco in Italia
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Desdemona in Otello (Verdi), Elisabeth in Don Carlos (Verdi), Leonora and Ines in Il trovatore, Amelia in Un ballo in maschera
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Gräfin Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Bastienne in Bastien und Bastienne
  • Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski: Tatjana in Eugen Onegin (Oper)
  • Georges Bizet: Micaela in Carmen
  • Umberto Giordano: Maddalena in Andrea Chénier
  • Sergei Sergejewitsch Prokofjew: Fata Morgana in Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen
  • Bertolt Brecht /Kurt WeillDie sieben Todsünden (Ballett)


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