Romanian tenor Ioan Hotea studied in Bucharest. As ensemble member of the Bucharest National Opera, his roles included Nemorino (»L'elisir d'amore«), Count Almaviva (»Il barbiere di Siviglia«), Don Ottavio (»Don Giovanni«) and Rinuccio (»Gianni Schicchi«). He made headlines in 2015 when he won the Operalia Singing Competition in London, and has since been in demand worldwide, with performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra de Paris, the Vienna State Opera, Zurich Opera and Opéra de Monte-Carlo, in roles such as Ernesto (»Don Pasquale«), Tebaldo (»I Capuleti e i Montecchi«), Ferrando (»Così fan tutte«), Almaviva, Ernesto and Cassio (»Otello«). He made his house debut in the role of Ernesto at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, followed by Lord Arturo Talbot (»I puritani«) and Tonio (»La fille du régiment«) in 2020. At the Staatsoper Stuttgart he also sang Ernesto and Almaviva, followed by Chevalier des Grieux (»Manon«) and Almaviva at the Greek National Opera in Athens, and Elvino (»La sonnambula«) at the Frankfurt Opera.
Since 2015, his roles in Wiesbaden have included Alfredo (»La Traviata«), Ernesto, Ferrando, Nemorino, Don Ottavio (»Don Giovanni«), Tamino (»Die Zauberflöte«), Chevalier des Grieux (»Manon«), Duke of Mantua (»Rigoletto«), Italian Singer in »Der Rosenkavalier«, Count Almaviva (»Il barbiere di Siviglia«) and Rinuccio in »Gianni Schicchi«. This season, he will grace the stage as Werther, as well as Don Ottavio in »Don Giovanni« and Ferrando in »Così fan tutte«.