Ariadna Zagrean-Chiba

Vocal Coach
Vienna State Opera House

Opera coach and collaborative pianist Ariadna Zagrean-Chiba’s extensive career began in 1981 when she received a State diploma with distinction at the Ciprian Porumbescu in Bucharest, Romania. In 1983 she began working as a solo pianist and concert pianist for the Bucharest State Opera, performing with soloists in Romania, Eastern and Western Europe, as well as in Asia. In 1997 she became the musical rehearsal and language coach for the Vienna State Opera House and remained there until 2001 before branching out in to other ventures.

Throughout her career Ariadna has become fluent in Romanian, German, English, Italian, and Russian. These skills allowed her to work with several different opera companies as their opera and language coach including; Theater Aachen in Aachen, Germany, Vienna Chamber Opera in Vienna, Austria, as well as for the Varna International Music Academy in Varna, Bulgaria for several summer seasons.

Her reptoire list is extensive having served as opera and language coach on many operas from Mozart to Kurt Weill including; Fidelio, Norma, Les Troyens, Trouble in Tahiti, Carmen, Mefistofele, Billy Budd, Adriana Lecouvreur, Lakmé, Lucia di Lammermoor, Orfeo ed Euridice, Faust, Die tote Stadt, La Bohème, La Bohème, Cosi fan tutte, Les contes d'Hoffmann, Gianni Schicchi, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ariadne auf Naxos, La Traviata, Tristan und Isolde, and Die Dreigroschenoper, along with many more. In addition to her wide-range of knopwledge for repertoire, Ariadna has worked with many accomplished conductors and singers.

Currently, Ariadna serves as the pianist for the Ballettratten ballet company and for the Grand Hotel in Vienna, Austria.