Emanuel-Cristian Caraman, 2017 recipient of the "40 under 40" young professional award, for his accomplishments in the performing arts. South Bend Tribune, May 2017.

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​​In May of 2018, Mr. Caraman, received the American Prize Oratorio Award, for an outstanding vocal symphonic artist.



Emanuel-Cristian Caraman tenor


Romanian tenor and recording artist, 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, George Enescu International Music Festival in Bucharest, Miami Lyric Opera, South Bend Lyric Opera, Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, Opera in the Heights in Houston, Die Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie, New England Chamber Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra and New Philharmonic Orchestra. Operatic highlights include Il Duca in Rigoletto, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Alfredo in La Traviata, Don José in Carmen, Fritz in L’Amico Fritz, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, Nemorino in L'elisir D'amore, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Govanni and Tamino in Die Zauberflote. 

In 2017, Mr. Caraman was the recipient of the Michiana 40 under 40 recognition award, conferred by South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce.
As of 2016, Mr. Caraman is the general and artistic director of South Bend Lyric Opera in South Bend Indiana.
Mr. Caraman received his doctorate in music from National Music University in Bucharest, under Professor Doctor Grigore Constantinescu, with the thesis, American Vocal Music of the 20th Century.
As of 2018, Mr. Caraman is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Music in Voice at Indiana University at South Bend.