The coloratura soprano singer Migena Gjata was born in Albania, grew up in Tirana and already began her musical career at the age of fifteen.

She completed her initial studies at the Academy of Arts in Tirana, then continued at the Conservatorio di Verona and completed them at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. There she achieved her Master of Voice Performance with distinction with Prof. Rachel Robins in 2013. She also participated in master courses with Olaf Bär, Andreas Homoki, Thomas Hampson and Edita Gruberova, among others.

She sang her first parts with the Tirana Philharmonic Orchestra as Funny in “Il cambiale del matrimonio” (G. Rossini) and Amor in “Orfeo e Euridice” (G. von Gluck). The singer was already engaged as an understudy with the St. Pölten festival for Mozart concert arias before completing her studies.

She then became a member of the opera studio at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen. Migena Gjata made her début with great success as Flamina in “Il mondo della luna” (J. Haydn) with the Bochumer Symphoniker under the direction of Günther Albers. This was followed by engagements for the role of Zerbinetta in “Ariadne auf Naxos“ (R. Strauss) in the Konzerthaus Dortmund under the direction of Lothar Zagrosek, and as Queen of the Night in “The Magic Flute” (W. A. Mozart) in the Theater Hagen under the direction of Bernard Steiner.

In the seasons 2013-2016, she sang at, among others, the Ruhrtriennale and the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim, as well as several times with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie. In December 2014, she appeared in a Christmas concert that was broadcast by the WDR on television. This was followed by opera guest appearances in the Swiss cities of Baden, Bad Aarau and Chur. In 2015, she celebrated a great success with recordings of various aria di bravura by Rossini, Puccini, Donizetti, once again for the WDR, with the Funkhausorchester in Cologne.

This was followed from 2016-2018 by further engagements with the Bergische Symphoniker, a series of Christmas and New Year concerts with various opera and concert arias, including with the Philharmonie Essen and the concert houses of Solingen and Remscheid under the direction of Peter Kuhn. She was once again a guest singer at the Winter-Opernfestpiele in Heidenheim in “Die Fledermaus“ under the direction of Marcus Bosch, in the Theater Aachen in “The Bartered Bride” and in the Sibiu Opera Festival in Romania in “L`elisir d´amore”.

In addition to the opera repertoire, the artist also occupies herself with songs and has worked closely for some years with the pianist and conductor Prof. Günther Albers. They could be experienced in song recitals at the International Music Festival in Tirana, as well as in a concert in the Palmengarten in Frankfurt. Migena also gave a concert in the German Bundestag on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with songs by Claude Débussy and Franz Lehar. The performed songs will soon be released on a music CD of the German Bundestag.

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