Now resident in New York, Ermonela Jaho was born in Albania and first began to take singing lessons when she was just six. At 14, she was taken to the Tirana Opera House for the first time where she heard La Traviata and decided to become an opera singer. At 19 she moved to Rome to continue her studies at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Over the next years, she won many singing competitions in Italy opening the doors to her singing career.
Ermonela Jaho’s vivid interpretations and her exceptional identification with the roles she performs are highlighted in all her reviews. Over the last year, standing ovations have followed her from London, Paris, New York, Munich, Berlin, Madrid and everywhere else in between, with The Economist describing her as “Fiery angel… the world’s most acclaimed soprano”, Financial Times “she throws heart and soul into her singing. Don’t even try to resist!”, The Independent as “the best Madama Butterfly London has seen in years” and Australia’s Daily Telegraph describing her as “an unstoppable phenomenon”.
In demand across the world, Ermonela Jaho is particularly recognised for her portrayals of Violetta La traviata, Madama Butterfly and Suor Angelica Il trittico and a lot of other roles were she leaves her indelible mark on everything she sings. In the 2020-21 season, Jaho reprises the roles of Antonia Les Comtes d'Hoffmann and Violetta at Liceu of Barcelona, Marguerite Faust at Opera National de Paris, Suor Angelica at Bayerische Staatsoper, Maria Stuarda at Sydney Opera House, Adriana Lecouvreur and Mimi in La Boheme.