Rame Lahaj is a Kosovar operatic tenor and is well known for regularly performing in the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Among his notable roles are Alfredo (La Traviata), Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly). Rame Lahaj was born in Istog, Kosovo. He grew up in a non-musical family of eight children. Being born and raised in a country ruled by a totalitarian regime for many years had a significant impact on Lahaj’s early life, he was only 15 years old when the Kosovo war broke out. He is the first artist in Kosovo, both before and after the war, to perform in the most important scenes of the international arena in the world of opera, alongside big names like opera legend Placido Domingo, who also awarded him The World Opera Competition’s most prestigious and important prize, “Operalia” in 2016. 

During his first decade in the profession, Lahaj appeared on the most prestigious stages of opera houses. Including in this case Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris National Opera, Bolshoi Theater Moscow, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Arena di Verona, Opera Australia Sydney, Los Angeles Opera, Teatro Real-Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, StaatsoperBerlin, Haus Für Mozart-Salzburg, Semperoper Dresden, Royal Albert Hall, Opera Tel Aviv, Teatro Massimo di Palermo and many others.

Career Milestones
Vatican, Italy

Rame Lahaj, during his visit at Vatican, meeting with Pope Francis and other personalities.

Operalia, Mexico

Rame Lahaj & Placido Domingo. Operalia winner 2016

Prishtina, Kosovo

Rame Lahaj receiving diplomatic passport by the former Kosovo Prime minister, Ramush Haradinaj. Officially during this ceremony Lahaj became global Ambassador for Culture.

Prishtina, Kosovo

Rame Lahaj, receiving the Presidential Medal for Kosovo’s affirmation in the world by the former Kosovo President, Hashim Thaçi.

South Korea

Rame Lahaj, Angela Gheorghiu, Eugene Kohn. Touring in South Korea, 2017.

Florence, Italy

Rame Lahaj & Tonny Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Prishtina, Kosovo

Perparim Rama honors tenor Rame Lahaj with the “Goddess on the throne”.