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"...golden tone and big-boned fervor..."

Lawrence Budmen of South Florida Classical Review


Throughout his career 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, Die Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie in Bremen, CBA Symphony in Chicago, South Bend Lyric Opera, Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, Opera in the Heights in Houston,  New England Chamber Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra and New Philharmonic Orchestra. 


Mr. Caraman has performed on the stages of many prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York, Ateneul Român in Bucharest, and Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna.


Operatic highlights include Turridu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Alfredo in La Traviata, Don José in Carmen, Fritz in L’Amico Fritz, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Tamino in Die Zauberflote, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and Count Danilovitch in The Merry Widow. 


As a distinguished concert performer Mr. Caraman has performed the tenor solos in Mendesohn's Elijah, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, 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, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Brukner's Te Deum, and Stravinsky's Pulcinella. 


In 2014 Mr. Caraman recorded Spanish composer Jorge Muniz’ vocal catalog written for tenor, cello and piano. In August 2018, Afinat Records, released the album, with the title Cantos del Emigrante.

In 2017, Mr. Caraman was the recipient of the Michiana 40 under 40 recognition award, conferred by South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. In May of 2018, Mr. Caraman, received first place in the American Prize Oratorio Award, for an outstanding vocal symphonic artist.

Mr. Caraman is the general and artistic director of South Bend Lyric Opera in South Bend Indiana, the director of opera studies and assistant professor of voice at Western Michigan University.

In 2008, Mr. Caraman received his Doctor of Music degree from Bucharest Conservatory of Music within The National Music University in Bucharest, with the thesis "American Vocal Music of Twentieth Century," under the coordination of Professor Doctor Grigore Constantinescu.

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