Tenor Marius Vlad Budoiu was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 1970. He studied singing at the local music academy and subsequently interpreted all the major opera and concert roles as a lyric tenor. In the course of his international career, which took him to the Berlin State Opera and the Teatro alla Scala, among others, he switched to the dramatic and, most recently, heroic tenor repertoire. Thus his repertoire ranges from Mozart's Tamino ("The Magic Flute") and Handel's "The Messiah" to Alfred (J. Strauss' "Die Fledermaus"), Nemorino (Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore"), Pinkerton (Puccini's "Madama Butterfly"), Don José (Bizet's "Carmen") or Calaf (Puccini's "Turandot"), to, for example, Britten's "War Requiem" and Honegger's "Le Roi David" as well as the Wagner roles Erik ("Der fliegende Holländer"), Lohengrin, Tannhäuser and Tristan. His extensive concert repertoire includes more than 150 works. Concert engagements with orchestras such as the Munich and Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestras, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the Dresden Staatskapelle have taken him to concert halls such as the Royal Albert Hall in London. In his hometown of Cluj-Napoca, he continues to perform at the opera houses. In addition, he has been teaching at the Music Academy there for many years. In 2010, he was honored as the best opera singer in Romania and received the "Elite 10 Romania" award for his work as a vocal coach. This is the second time that Marius Vlad Budoiu, whose most successful students include Bogdan Baciu, Bogdan Talos and Operalia winner Adela Zaharia, has led a master class for the Opera Studio of Deutsche Oper am Rhein.