Throughout his career Romanian tenor and recording artist, Emanuel-Cristian Caraman has appeared with opera companies, symphony orchestras and on the recital stage in Europe, South America and North America. Mr. Caraman has performed with Los Angeles Opera, George Enescu International Music Festival in Bucharest, Miami Lyric Opera, Die Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie in Bremen, CBA Symphony in Chicago, Düsseldorf Lyric Opera, South Bend Lyric Opera, Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, Opera in the Heights in Houston, New England Chamber Orchestra, South Bend Symphony Orchestra and New Philharmonic Orchestra.
Operatic highlights include Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Alfredo in La Traviata, Don José in Carmen, Fritz in L’Amico Fritz, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Tamino in Die Zauberflote, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Alfred in Die Fledermaus.
As a distinguished concert performer Mr. Caraman has performed the tenor solos in Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Bach’s Magnificat, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Brukner's Te Deum and Stravinsky's Pulcinella.
In 2014 Mr. Caraman recorded Spanish composer Jorge Muniz’ vocal catalog written for tenor,
cello and piano. For this project, Mr. Muniz composed a new song cycle specifically for Mr. Caraman’s voice entitled Shakespeare's Love. In August 2018, Afinat Records, released the album, with the title Cantos del Emigrante.
As of 2016, Mr. Caraman is the general and artistic director of South Bend Lyric Opera in South