Vaduva, Leontina, Romanian soprano; b. Rosiile, Dec. 1, 1960. She studied at the Bucharest Cons. After winning the Concours de Chant in Toulouse in 1986, she made her operatic debut as Manon in Toulouse and won the ’s-Hertogenbosch Competition in the Netherlands in 1987. In 1988 she sang Ninetta in La gazza ladraat the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and made her debut as Manon at London’s Covent Garden. Her subsequent engagements at Covent Garden included Juliette in 1994 and Micaëla in 1996. She also sang in Bordeaux, Avignon, Bonn, Monte Carlo, and other European cities.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire