vana Kunc comes from a musical family. Her aunt was soprano Zinka Milanov, and her father, noted Croatian composer Božidar Kunc. Ms. Kunc, a lyric soprano, has performed with numerous opera companies including Opera Northeast, Amato Opera, and Brooklyn Lyric Opera. She has sung the roles of Mimi in La Boheme, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Antonia in The Tales of Hoffmann, and Juliette in Romeo and Juliette among others.
Ivana has performed solo recitals throughout the Tri-State area with material ranging from operatic arias and classical art songs to Broadway musical favorites.
In December 2006 Ms. Kunc gave a concert of her father’s vocal pieces at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has since released a studio recording of these songs entitled “Music of Božidar Kunc.” Much of the music on this CD is being presented for the first time.
This CD was prominently featured on the Croatian Radio 3 (Hrvatska Radiotelevizija) broadcast “Solo Tutti” hosted by Franjo Bilic.
Ms. Kunc was also interviewed by Jana Haluza on Croatian National Radio 1 for their program, “Iz Najnovije Svjetske I Domaće Diskografije.”
A native New Yorker, animal rights activist and vegetarian, Ivana now resides in New Jersey with her husband, guitarist Monroe Quinn, and their two cats.