„The soprano Ana Maria Labin has the drama, which is necessary for the interpretation of this role. At the same time, the singer never loses control of her voice and can even handle demanding virtuoso passages with flying colors. The shades of her voice illustrate very effectively the feelings of Ino between fear of death, hope and joy. And the understanding of the text is relatively well ensured.” (Bernhard Schrammek, Kulturradio)
Romanian born soprano Ana Maria Labin grew up in Switzerland where she completed her studies at the Operastudio Opernhaus Zürich. She was the first winner of the inaugural Swiss competition Concours Ernst Haefliger.
Ana Maria Labin established herself as an acclaimed Mozart singer as Contessa in „Nozze di Figaro“, Donna Anna in „Don Giovanni“ and Fiordiligi in „Cosi fan tutte“ in Ivan Alexandre’s Da Ponte Trilogy under Marc Minkowski in Drottningholm and Versailles, also performing Donna Anna at Glyndebourne OT and Contessa at the Estate Theatre Prague and Opera North. Other Mozart roles include Konstanze in „Entführung aus dem Serail“ at Glyndebourne on Tour, Arminda in “La Finta giardiniera” at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Celia in “Lucio Silla”, staged by Günter Krämer at the Mannheimer Mozartsommer under the baton of Dennis Russel Davies/Adam Fischer.
Her engagements have also included Armida in Robert Carsen’s production of Händel’s “Rinaldo” for Glyndebourne on Tour under Laurence Cummings, Manto in Agostino Steffani’s “Niobe, Regina di Tebe” under Thomas Hengelbrock at the Schwetzingen Festival, Héro in Berlioz’ “Béatrice et Bénédict” and Giulietta in Bellini’s “I Capuleti ed i Montecchi” with the Chelsea Opera Group, Euridice in Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” in Zürich and Najad in “Ariadne auf Naxos” at the Glyndebourne Festival under Vladimir Jurowski. She made her début at la Scala di Milano and the Opéra de Paris Garnier as Valencienne in “Die lustige Witwe” and has recently moved on to singing Hanna Glawari in the same Operetta.
Ana Maria Labin’s concert engagements have included a tours performing Haydn’s “Il ritorno di Tobia”, “The Creation” and “The Seasons” under Adam Fischer, a concert tour with the English Concert under Harry Bickett, Galatea in Händel’s “Acis and Galatea” under Raymond Leppard with the English Chamber Orchestra, Pergolesi’s „La Maddalena al sepolcro“ and „Stabat Mater“ at the Festival La Chaise-Dieu under Giulio Prandi and the Ghislieri Consort, Haydn’s Scena di Berenice and Beethovens concert aria Ah, perfido with Boston Baroque, Strauss’ „Vier letzte Lieder“ in Switzerland and Mozart’s „Vesperae Solennes de Confessore“ under Claus Peter Flor with the Orchestra Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Her recordings include the renowned New Year’s Eve concert at the Semperoper Dresden under Christian Thielemann by Deutsche Grammophon and Telemann’s „Ino Kantate“ under Michael Schneider and La Stagione with Sony „Deutsche Harmonia Mundi“.