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Turandot of Ice and Fire in Craiova

Saturday, February 4th, Romanian Opera, Craiova
Giacomo Puccini: TURANDOT
Iréne Theorin (Turandot), Simone Frediani (Calaf), Renata Vari (Liù), Sorin Drăniceanu (Timur), Ioan Cherata (Ping), Cristian Bălășescu (Pang), Bogdan Olaru (Pong), Mircea Tudora (Altoum), Dragoș Drăniceanu (un Mandarin).
Conductor: Walter Attanasi, director: Emil Strugaru, scenography: Sorin Novac, chorus master: Bogdan Botezatu
The Orchestra and Chorus of the Romanian Opera, Craiova

Œdipe in his prime

On that Monday, May 23rd 2016, 7:15 pm, at The Royal Opera House of Covent Garden
National premiere
George EnescuŒdipe
libretto by Edmond Fleg
Directors: Àlex Ollé and Valetina Carrasco, set designer: Alfons Flores, costume designer: Lluc Castells, lighting designer: Peter van Praet
Conductor: Leo Hussain
Johan Reuter – Œdipe, John Tomlinson – Tirésias, Sophie Bevan – Antigone , Claudia Huckle – Mérope, Sarah Connolly – Jocaste, Marie-Nicole Lemieux – The Sphinx, Alan Oke – A Shepherd, Nicolas Courjal – The Theban High Priest, Hubert Francis – Laïos, Samuel Youn – Créon, In Sung Sim – Phorbas, Stefan Kocan – The Watcher, Samuel Dale Johnson – Thésée, Lauren Fagan – Theban Woman
Royal Opera Chorus, Concert master: Peter Manning
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

„Giovanna d’Arco” at La Scala

When Sant’Ambrogio was on Monday, 7 December 2015, Teatro alla Scala – broadcast
Giuseppe Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco
Teatro alla Scala Orchestra e Coro
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Staging: Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier; Sets: Christian Fenouillat; Costumes: Agostino Cavalca; Lights: Christophe Forey; Videos: Etienne Guiol; Coreographic movements: Leah Hausman
Francesco Meli (Carlo VII), Anna Netrebko (Giovanna), Devid Cecconi (Giacomo), Dmitry Beloselskiy (Talbot), Michele Mauro (Delil)

Enescu Festival in „Opera”

My review for the opera section from George Enescu Festival.

A Devastating Concert: Berliner Philharmoniker

On a memorable Thursday, September 3rd, 8 p.m., Palace Hall
Berliner Philharmoniker, Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Britten – Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge
Shostakovich – Symphony nr. 4 in C minor op. 43

An “Œdipe” that does justice to Enescu

one Friday, November 20th, 2015, 6,30 pm, at the Bucharest National Opera, premiere
George Enescu: Œdipe
Director: Valentina Carrasco, Scenography: Blanca Añon, Costumes: Barbara del Piano, Video design: Esterina Zarrillo, Lighting design: Peter van Praet
Orchestra and Chorus of the Bucharest National Opera
Conductor: Adrian Morar, Chorus Master: Stelian Olariu
Davide Damiani – Œdipe, Horia Sandu – Tirésias, Dan Indricău – Créon, Liviu Indricău – a Shepherd, Marius Boloș – the Theban High Priest, Florin Simionca – Phorbas, Mihnea Lamatic – the Watcher, Vicenţiu Ţăranu – Thésée, Lucian Corchiș – Laïos, Sidonia Nica – Jocaste, Sorana Negrea – the Sphinx (debut), Ala Cheptini – Antigone (debut), Antoaneta Bucur – Mérope (debut), Zoica Șohterus – a Theban woman

Emotion Of The Day: Parsifal @ Athaeneum

Thursday, May 14th 2015, at the Romanian Athenaeum
Richard Wagner: Parsifal, act III
Conductor: Christian Badea
Stefan Vinke (Parsifal), Eric Halfvarson (Gurnemanz),Levente Molnár Perencz Béla (Amfortas), Maia Morgenstern (Kundry)
The Symphonic Orchestra and the Chorus of „George Enescu” Philharmonic
Chorus Master: Iosif Ion Prunner
Concert organised in collaboration with the Romanian Foundation for Excellency in Music

The Emotion of the Day: Four Last Songs for a Forgotten World

One Thursday, 23rd April 2015, at the Romanian Athaeneum
Richard Strauss:
Tone poem Don Juan
The Last Four Songs
Symphonic fantasy The Woman without a Shadow
The Dance of the seven veils from Salome
Lise Davidsen, soprano
Conductor: Christian Badea
„George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra

The Tuba and The Totalitarianism

One Friday, 13 March 2015, at the Romanian Atheneum
Johannes Brahms: The Tragic Overture, opus 81
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto in F minor
Ionel Dumitru: Romanian Dance nr. 2 for tuba and orchestra
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony nr. 5, in D minor, opus 47
Soloist: JUNG SIEGFRIED
Conductor: WALTER HILGERS
“George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra

Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata

Thursday, October 30, 2014, Opera Națională București, Season opening
Conductor: Alexander Prior
Directed by: Paul Curran
Sets: Gary McCann
Lighting design: Paul Hakenmueller
Chorus Master: Stelian Olariu
Aurelia Florian – Violetta Valéry; Ioan Hotea – Alfredo Germont; Ionuț Pascu – Giorgio Germont; Andrei Lazăr – Gastone; Sidonia Nica – Flora Bervoix; Cristina Eremia – Annina; Vasile Chișiu – Baronul Douphol; Daniel Filipescu – D’Obigny; Iustinian Zetea –  Grenvil; Florian Ioniță – Giuseppe;

Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier

Opening night, Tuesday, 20 January 2015, Royal Opera House of Covent Garden
Conductor: Antonio Pappano, Director: David McVicar
Set design: Robert Jones, costume designs: Jenny Tiramani, lighting design: Adam Silverman, movement: Andrew George, concert master: Peter Manning
Jonas Kaufman (Andrea Chénier), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Maddalena de Coigny), Željko Lučić (Carlo Gérard), Denyce Graves (Bersi), Elena Zilio (Madelon), Rosalind Plowright (Contessa de Coigny), Roland Wood (Roucher), Peter Coleman-Wright (Pietro Fléville), Eddie Wade (Fouquier-Tinville), Adrian Clarke (Mathieu), Carlo Bosi (The Incredible), Peter Hoare (Abbé), Jeremy White (Schmidt), John Cunningham (Major Domo), Yuriy Yurchuk (Dumas)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus

L’émotion du jour: Lucia et Andrei

Un jeudi, le 25 septembre 2014, Opéra National Roumain de Iași, première II
Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Lăcrămioara Hrubaru Roată (Lucia – début), Florin Guzgă (Edgardo – début), Jean Kristof Bouton (Enrico – début), Andrei Fermeșanu (Arturo – début), Octavian Dumitru (Raimondo), Laura Scripcaru (Alisa – début), Tiberiu Rusu (Normanno – début)
Mise en scène: Andrei Șerban, metteur en scène secondaire: Daniela Dima, décor: Octavian Neculai, costumes: Lia Manțoc
Chef d’orchestre: Vlad Iftinca

Girls Go to the Opera, too… (Rigoletto BP Big Screens)

the 17th of September 2014, one Wednesday,
Giuseppe Verdi: RIGOLETTO
Director: David McVicar; Set designs: Michael Vale; Movement director: Leah Hausman
Dimitri Platanias (Rigoletto), Eri Nakamura (Gilda), Saimir Pirgu (Ducele), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Sparafucile), Nadezhda Karyazina (Maddalena), Luis Gomes (Borsa), Jihoon Kim (Contele Ceprano), Duncan Rock (Marullo), Elizabeth Sikora (Giovanna), Dong-Hwan Lee (Monterone)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus
Conductor: Maurizio Benini, Concert Master: Peter Manning

Football fans go to opera, too (La bohème BP Big Screens)

15 July 2014, one Tuesday,
Stadium: Royal Opera House of Covent Garden, series: BP Big Screens 2014
Spectators: 2.200 plus a few tens of thousands in the open
Match: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
Players (4-4-2): John Copley (director) – Julia Trevelyan Oman (set designs), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus, John Charlton (lightning designs) –  Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo), Massimo Cavelletti (Marcello),  Lauri Vasar (Schaunard), Gábor Bretz (Colline) – Irina Lungu (Musetta), Angela Gheorghiu (Mimì)
Substitutes: Jeremy White (Benoît), Donald Maxwell (Alcindoro)
Conductor – Cornelius Meister

Grand Finale – Manon Lescaut@ROH

June 24th, 2014, one Tuesday, The Royal Opera House of Covent Garden, live in HD
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Director: Jonathan Kent, designs: Paul Brown
Kristīne Opolais (Manon Lescaut), Cristopher Maltman (Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Chevalier des Grieux), Maurizio Muraro (Geronte de Ravoir), Benjamin Hulett (Edmondo), Robert Burt (dancing master), Nadezhda Karyazin (singer), Luis Gomes (lamp lighter), Jeremy White (naval captain), Jihoon Kim (Sergeant), Nigel Cliffe (innkeeper)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera Chorus
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

A New Tosca at the Bucharest National Opera

June 8th, 2014, on Sunday, Bucharest National Opera

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

Directed by: Alfred Kirchner, scenography: Karl Kneidl
Iano Tamar (Tosca), Lorenzo Decaro (Cavaradossi), Luis Ledesma (Scarpia), Mihnea Lamatic (Angelotti), Horia Sandu (the sacristan), Lucian Corchiș (Spoletta), Vasile Chișiu (Sciarone), Dan Indricău (the jailer), Victoria Radu (The Shepherd)
Orchestra and Choir of the Bucharest National Opera
Conductor: Keri-Lynn Wilson
Chorus master: Stelian Olariu

It snowed all through La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini: La bohème
5 April 2014, on Saturday, at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Live in HD
Conductor: Stefano Ranzani, director: Franco Zeffirelli
Anita Hartig Kristīne Opolais (Mimì), Susanna Phillips (Musetta), Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello), Patrick Carfizzi (Schaunard), Oren Gradus (Colline), Donald Maxwell (Benoit/Alcindoro)

My neighbour is a soprano, Mrs Duvernoy told me so…

Giuseppe Verdi: LA TRAVIATA
07.12.2012, Saturday, Teatro alla Scala – broadcast
Conductor: Daniele Gatti, director: Dmitri Cerniakov
Diana Damrau (Violetta Valéry), Piotr Beczala (Alfredo Germont), Željko Lučić (Giorgio Germont), Mara Zampieri (Anina), Giuseppina Piunti (Flora Bervoix)

Emotion Of The Day: Ashes and Diamonds

Thursday, 26 September 2013, at “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic, Ploiești
Giovanni Batista Pergolesi: Stabat mater
Rodica Vica (soprano), Cezar Ouatu (countertenor)
Radu Postăvaru (conductor), The Orchestra of “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic

Marriner. Sir Neville Marriner

Friday, 20 September 2013, at the Romanian Atheneum
Sir E. Elgar – Introduction and Allegro for Strings, op. 47
Sir E. Elgar – Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, op. 85
Sir E. Elgar – Enigma Variations, op. 36
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor), Antonio Meneses (cello), Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Emotion Of The Day: Verdi.

Thursday, 12th September 2013 at the Palace Hall
G. Verdi – Requiem
Antonio Pappano
 (conductor), Liudmila Monastyrska (s), Ecaterina Semenciuk(ms), Saimir Pirgu (t), René Pape (b),  Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Pour Marguerite…(EN)

21st June 2013, on Friday, at the Radio Hall
GIUSEPPE VERDIMessa da Requiem
Conductor: Tiberiu Soare
The National Radio Orchestra and the Radio Academic Choir (conductor: Dan Mihai Goia)
Sorina Munteanu (s), Aura Twarowska (a), Marius Vlad Budoiu (t), Sorin Drăniceanu (b)

A Long Expected Prince

Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLO
16.08.2013, on Friday, Salzburger Festspiele, telecast
Conductor: Antonio Pappano, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopern Chor
Jonas Kaufmann (Don Carlo), Anja Harteros (Elisabetta), Matti Salminen (Filippo II), Thomas Hampson (Rodrigo), Eric Halfvarson (Il Grande Inquisitor), Ecaterina Semenciuk (Eboli), Robert Lloyd (Un fratre), etc.

Requiem at the Atheneum

4th of July 2013, Thursday, at the Romanian Atheneum
GIUSEPPE VERDIMessa da Requiem
Conductor: Jin Wang
“George Enescu” Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra (Chorus Master: Iosif Ion Prunner)
Sorina Munteanu (s), Carmen Topciu (a), Ionuț Popescu (t), Bogdan Taloș (b)

The Passion According to Neil (EN)

12 June 2013, on Wednesday, at the Radio Hall
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACHMatthäus Passion, BWV 244
Conductor: Neil Thomson, The Radio Chamber Orchestra and the Radio Academic Choir (conducted by Dan Mihai Goia)
Adela Zaharia (s), Mihaela Ișpan (a), Tony Bardon, Tiberius Simu (t), Marius Boloș (b)

100 Years Of Pure And Hard(core) Rock (EN)

23 May 2013, on Thursday, at the Romanian Athenaeum
GIOACHINO ROSSINI: Overture of the opera La scala di seta
CARMEN PETRA BASACOPOL: Concert for flute and orchestra
GEORGES BIZET/ FRANCOIS BORNE: Carmen Fantasy 
IGOR STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring
Conductor: Jin WangGeorge Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra
flute: Ion Bogdan Ștefănescu

The Spring Theatre of the Milanese Autumn (EN)

On Friday, 26th April – Summer Theatre in Bacău
Recital Angela Gheorghiu and Dan Grigore.

The King and Our Epiphanies (EN)

Giuseppe Verdi: NABUCCO
29 April, on Monday, The Royal Opera House of Covent Garden (Live in HD)
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti, stage direction: Daniele Abbado;
Plácido Domingo (Nabucco), Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille), Witalij Kowaljow (Zaccaria), Marianna Pizzolato (Fenena), Andrea Carè (Ismaele), Robert Lloyd (Marele preot Baal), Dusica Bijelic (Anna), David Butt Philip (Abdalo) etc.

The Terrible Sadness (EN)

Piotr Ilici Tchaikovsky: EUGENE ONEGIN
20th of February, one Wednesday, The Royal Opera House of Covent Garden (Live in HD)
Conductor: Robert Ticciati, stage direction: Kasper Holten
Simon Keenlyside (Eugene Onegin), Krassimira Stoyanova (Tatyana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Pavol Breslik (Lensky), Diana Montague (Larina), Kathleen Wilkinson (Filipievna), Peter Rose (Gremin), Christoph Mortagne (Triquet), etc.

The Long Good Bye (EN)

Giuseppe Verdi: SIMON BOCCANEGRA
February the 17th, 2013, on Sunday, Wiener Staatsoper
Conductor: Evelino Pido, Stage direction: Peter Stein
Plácido Domingo (Simon Boccanegra), Michele Pertusi (Jacopo Fiesco), Maija Kovalevska (Amelia Grimaldi), Roberto De Biasio (Gabriele Adorno), Marco Caria (Paolo Albiani), Dan Paul Dumitrescu (Pietro), etc.

The Statue on the Scene (EN)

Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLO
October 2012, Teatro Comunale “Luciano Pavarotti” di Modena
Conductor: Fabrizio Ventura, Orchestra regionale dell’Emilia-Romagna, Coro Lirico Amadeus. Stage direction: Jospeh Franconi Lee
Mario Malagnini (Don Carlo), Giacomo Prestia (Filippo II), Simone Piazzola (Rodrigo), Luciano Montanaro (Il Grande Inquisitor), Cellia Costea (Elisabetta), Alla Pozniak (Eboli) etc.

The End of the World – Troy, 1012 BC (EN)

Euripides/Elisabeth Swados: THE TROJAN WOMEN

15.12.2012, Saturday, National Opera of Iași
Stage direction: Andrei Șerban, musical direction: Lucian Maxim, costume designer: Doina Levintza
Simona Titieanu (Hecuba), Laura Scripcaru, Maria Macsim Nicoară, Ana Maria Donose Marcovici (Helen), Lăcrămioara-Maria Hrubaru-Roată (Cassandra), Cristina Grigoraș, Andreea Chinez, Marinela Nicola, Cristina Tălmaciu, Jean-Kristof Bouton, Octavian Dumitru, Tudor Florența, Eduard Sveatchevici, Lucian Dolhăscu, Andrei Fermeșanu, Andrei Apreotesei etc.

The White Knight (EN)

Richard Wagner: LOHENGRIN
07.12.2012, Friday, Teatro alla Scala – broadcast
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim, director: Claus Guth
Jonas Kaufmann (Lohengrin), Anette Dasch (Elsa von Brabant), Tomas Tomasson (Friedrich von Telramund), Evelyn Herlitzius (Ortrud), René Pape (Heinrich der Vogler), Željko Lučić (Der Heerrufer des Konigs)

Pietà (EN)

Wednesday, 28 November – Radio Concert Hall
C. Ph. E. Bach: Symphony nr. 5 in B minor (fragment)
C. W. Gluck: Dance of the furies and of the blessed spirits, from Orpheus and Eurydice
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No31 in D major, KV 297 – Paris
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: STABAT MATER
Conductor: Neil Thomson
Radio Chamber Orchestra; Radio Academic Choir, conductor: Dan Mihai Goia
Irina Săndulescu-Bălan (soprano), Maria Jinga (mezzosoprano)

The Gallant Romania (EN)

Jean-Philippe Rameau: LES INDES GALANTES
16 November 2012 – oh, and what a Friday! at the Romanian National Opera, Iași – Grand Hall of the National Theatre, Iași.
Conductor: Gabriel Bebeșelea, Stage direction and lightning: Andrei Șerban, Coreographer: Blanca Li, Scenographer: Marina Drăghici, Orchestra, Choir and Ballet of the Romanian National Opera, Iași.
Cristina Grigoraș (Hebe), Lucian Dolhascu (Bellone), Andreea Chinez (L’Amour), Octavian Dumitru (Huascar), Alice Todica (Phani), Alexandru Savin (Don Carlos), Daniel Mateianu (Osman), Angelica Mecu Solomon (Emilie), Radmilo Petrovici (Valere), Alexandru Savin (Tacmas), Rodica Vica (Zaire, Fatime), Jean-Kristof Bouton (Adario), Andrei Fermesanu (Damon), George Cojocariu (Don Alvar), Lăcrămioara-Maria Hrubaru-Roată (Zima).

La Roumanie galante (FR)

Jean-Philippe Rameau: LES INDES GALANTES
16 novembre 2012 – ah, mais quel vendredi!
Opéra National Roumain de Iași – Grande Salle du Théâtre National de Iași.
Dirigé par: Gabriel Bebeșelea, Mise en scène et lumières: Andrei Șerban, Corégraphie: Blanca Li, Scénographie: Mariana Drăghici L’orchestre, le chœur et le corps de ballet de l’Opéra National Roumain de Iași.
Cristina Grigoraș (Hebe), Lucian Dolhascu (Bellone), Andreea Chinez (L’Amour), Octavian Dumitru (Huascar), Alice Todica (Phani), Alexandru Savin (Don Carlos), Daniel Mateianu (Osman), Angelica Mecu Solomon (Emilie), Radmilo Petrovici (Valère), Alexandru Savin (Tacmas), Rodica Vica (Zaire, Fatime), Jean-Kristof Bouton (Adario), Andrei Fermesanu (Damon), George Cojocariu (Don Alvar), Lăcrămioara-Maria Hrubaru-Roată (Zima).

Et in Arcadia ego… (EN)

Giacomo Puccini: LA BOHÈME
01.10.2012, on a Monday, at Teatro alla Scala
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni, directed by: Franco Zeffirelli.
Anita Hartig (Mimi), Piotr Beczala (Rodolfo), Fabio Capitanucci (Marcello), Ellie Dehn (Musetta), etc.

L’elisir d’amore feat. Ayda (EN)

Gaetano Donizetti: L’ELISIR D’AMORE
13.10.2012, Saturday, at The Metropolitan Opera of New York, Live in HD
Conductor: Maurizio Benini, directed by: Bartlett Sher.
Anna Netrebko (Adina), Matthew Polenzani (Nemorino), Mariusz Kwiecien (Belcore), Ambrogio Maestri (Dulcamara), Anne-Carolyn Bird (Gianetta).

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