Under the auspices of the Romanian National Opera of Cluj-Napoca,  the LYA HUBIC OPERA STUDIO opens its inaugural year as an international, selective professional development program for emerging operatic artists. Up to 8 young singers and 2 apprentice coaches will be accepted into the program upon successfully auditioning for a jury of established professionals.

”Lya Hubic” Opera Studio will offer its young artists a rich mix of coachings, masterclasses, repertoire class, and seminars focusing on performance optimization. A staged mainstage performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be a centerpiece of this year’s fellowship season.

Other performance opportunities will include chamber recitals, showcases, outreach programs, and mainstage roles as secondary or cover singers. Encounters with agents, casting directors, and general managers will also be arranged.

Each ”Lya Hubic” Opera Studio fellow student will receive full tuition for the program, and particularly gifted individuals may receive scholarships.



Dr. Florin ESTEFAN

General Manager of The Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca


TOA Mentors

– Dr. Florin ESTEFAN

– Conf. Univ. Dr. Marius BUDOIU

– Diana ȚUGUI

– Iulia MERCA


TOA Young Artists, 2017-2018

-Sebastian Gheorghe BALAJ

-Viktória CORMOȘ

-George Ionuț GODJA

-Sandor-Attila KOPECZI

-Larisa Lavinia PENTEA



-Lorena Valentina PUICAN

-Larisa Andrea ȘTEFAN