”IN THIS VOICE, YOU CAN FIND EVERYTHING: LYRIC, BEL CANTO – COLORATURA, ITALIAN, FRENCH, GERMAN OR SLAVIC ZWISCHENFACH…” THIS IS HOW THE YOUNG OPERA SINGER FLAKA GORANCI IS PRAISED BY THE ”NEUE MERKER” CRITIC IN VIENNA.
Flaka Goranci set out studying piano before changing her major to singing. She obtained her bachelor’s degree at the Music Academy of Tirana in Albania.
Master studies followed at ”Buchmann-Mehta-School of Music” – Tel Aviv University in Israel.
At 22 years old, she made her debut as Rosina in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, at the Albanian State Opera in Tirana.
In Israel, Albania and Austria she also appeared in roles including Cherubino in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Dorabella in “Cosi fan Tutte”, Dido in “Dido and Aeneas”, Ida in “Gemma di Vergy” and Die Mutter in “Der Jasager”, K.Weill.
Flaka has worked under distinguished conductors, including Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Kuhn, Ulrich Windfuhr, Pawel Poplawski, Enrico Delamboye, Manfred Mayrhofer, Vittorio Parisi, Yishai Steckler, Zhani Ciko, and so on, with opera directors such as Uwe Eric Laufenberg, Stephen Lawless, Carlos Wagner, Niv Hoffman, Andrea Zogg, Ulrich Schulz, Dani Ehrlich, Nikolin Gurakuqi and Michal Grover Friedlander.
She is a winner of the Hildegard Zadek Scholarship Foundation (KS Hilde Zadek).
Flaka has been performing in many prestigious avenues like: Theater an der Wien, Vienna Konzerthaus, Gläserner Saal Musikverein, Stefaniensaal Graz, MuTh hall, Vatroslav Lisinski concert hall etc…with great orchestras like Hamburger Symphoniker, Concentus Musicus, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Albanian Symphony Orchestra, Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
In 2015 her first CD-Project “Albanian Flowers’’ with the ensemble “Dielli” (Vienna Philharmonic musicians), was released by Gramola company in Vienna.
In 2016 she gave her debut as Olga in “Eugene Onegin” – Tchaikovsky in Alden Biesen summer festival in Belgium.
In 2017, she performed the role of Carmen in Magdeburg Theater, Germany where she also performed the role of Dritte Elfe in Dvorak’s opera ”Rusalka”.
In 2018, she performed the role of Carmen in the new production of ”Carmen” opera of G. Bizet, in Obersaxen ”Opera Viva” festival in Switzerland.
At Tiroler Festspiele Erl 2018 – 2019 season she was engaged with two roles: Teresa in ”La Sonnambula” V. Bellini and Ernestina in ”L’occasione fa il ladro” G. Rossini.
In 2020, Flaka gave her debut at Ostrava Theater in the Czech Republic with the role of Amelia in ”Un ballo in maschera”, G. Verdi.
Her CD Project ”La Femme”/Journey of Female Composers which brings together women composers from Middle Eastern, Balkan and Western countries will be released on October 2022 from the Naxos Label.
In the summer 2022, she will return to Switzerland with the role of Carmen ”Carmen” G. Bizet at the festival ”Gartenoper Langenthal”.