(Born June 9, 1939)
Ileana Cotrubas is a Romanian opera soprano whose career spanned the 1960s to the 1980s.
Admired for her acting skills and ability to sing opera in many different languages, Cotrubas is also known for being very demanding of directors and colleagues.
On several occasions she walked out of productions when she disagreed with the stage directors.
Ileana Cotrubas retired in 1990 as a performer, but she continues to teach, giving master classes and coaching to promising young singers. Angela Gheorghiu has been one of her pupils.
Ileana Cotrubas is one of the featured stars on our "Legends" product range.