Casino Life & Business Magazine organizes the first opera festival of Bucharest.
Following the annual rewarding and improvement of gambling image strategy, our magazine gets involved in the cultural life of the capital and organizes the first edition of the first festival of opera of Bucharest – Metropolitan Opera Fest.
The show in two acts of 45 minutes each which will be held in Sala Radio from Bucharest, had to be postponed to June 15th due to an unexpected health problem of one of the key artists. The Festival will contain very known aria from opera and famous symphonic music songs or pop-opera and pop-rock-opera songs.
Taking into consideration the will of improvement, the organizers chose Sala Radio, taking into consideration its constructive and acoustic qualities.
Sala Radio is the biggest symphonic and coral concert hall of the country, having a capacity of 941 seats.
Also, Sala Radio is considered from acoustic point of view the best symphonic concert hall of Bucharest, essential in the cultural life of an European capital. And, moreover, the elegant surrounding of Sala Radio is given by the floor of white marble and the lateral monumental stairs make the connection with the ground floor and the floor. Also, by the foyer it is done the access to the Sala Radio balcony.
The foyers can be used as expositional area, but also as meeting place for the personalities of the cultural field with the occasion of launching some important cultural projects.
The confirmed protagonists of this first edition of Metropolitan Opera Fest are important people of the lyric scene from our country as:
Iordache Basalic, first baritone of the National Opera of Bucharest, laureate of various internal and international prizes who:
He sang in many tours of Netherlands, England, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Germany, Japan and Thailand.
Interpreted famous roles of operas of Verdi, Donizetti, Rossinni, Bizet, Orff and others.
He sang together with famous artists, as mezzo-soprano Agnes Baltsa, tenor Luis Lima, tenor Mario Malagnini, tenor Vlad Mirita, soprano Elena Mosuc, soprano Irina Iordachescu, soprano Felicia Filip, mezzo-soprano Marina Comparato or mezzo-soprano Maria Jinga.
He is permanently invited with cantata profan Carmina Burana, at the prestigious concert hall CONCERTGEBOUW of Amsterdam – Netherlands.
The Soprano Irina Iordachescu, first soloist of the Bucharest National Opera in 2005, collaborated with Romanian conductors of great national and international value such as Cristian Mandeal, Horia Andreescu, Gheorghe Costin, Christian Badea, Tiberiu Soare, Camil Marinescu, Iurie Florea, Vlad Conta and so on.
Her record includes important prizes at National and International Contests, including the “Iosif Sava” Prize offered by the Romanian Broadcasting Company.
Abroad and in the country he sang under the musical direction of famous conductors, but also with the great names of international lyricists.
Soprano Irina Iordachescu performed two world premiere works:
– she sang in the Mittlefest (Udine) for the world premiere of the work “Cjante” for soprano and orchestra composed by Italian composer Fabio Vacchi and directed by master Claire Gibault.
– she sang “Lamento for the Holocaust” composed by American composer George Foca Rodi, alongside the George Enescu Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra conducted by Master Paul Nadler.
She played major roles in opera productions or concerts on stage such as Teatro alla Scala, Teatro “Dante Alighieri” – Ravenna, Teatro Comunale di Piacenza, Teatro “Perez Galdos” – Las Palmas, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Mittlefest – Udine State of Almaty-Kazakhstan, “Capitole” Theater in Ghent and SB Vlaamse Opera in Anrwepen – Belgium, Great Concert Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic – Russia.
The Great Hall of the Mulhouse Philharmonic – France, the Apollinee Concert Hall of Venice – Italy’s “La Fenice” Theater, the Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul – Turkey, the Great Concert Hall in Thessaloniki – Greece, “Kolarac” Concert Hall of the Belgrade National Radio – Serbia, Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels – Belgium or Kioi Hall Concert Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Tenor Alin Stoica, a soloist of the National Opera House in Bucharest, who at only 31 years of age has a career that is already nicely shaped by the numerous awards he has gained, but also by the impressive roles he has approached and approaches.
In 2017 he received the “Luciano Pavarotti” award, handed by the famous tenor wife, Nicoletta Mantovani, alongside the second prize and Vota la Voce audience at the same festival in Sarzana, Italy. Thanks to this success, tenor Alin Stoica received the invitation to sing at the homage concert on the occasion of ten years since the disappearance of Luciano Pavarotti at the Arena di Verona, along with sound names in the world of music such as: Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Il Volo, Eros Ramazzotti, soprano Angela Gheorghiu and others.
Tenor Adrian Dumitru is a permanent collaborator of the National Opera House in Bucharest. He has performed numerous concerts, recitals and opera performances on national scenes (Bucharest National Opera, National Opera House in Iasi, George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, Arad Philharmonic Orchestra,
Craiova Philharmonic Orchestra, Bacau Philharmonic) and abroad (Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Heidendenheim Sommer Opernfestspiele, Reutlingen Stadthalle).
The mezzo-soprano Andreea Ilie who is member of the National Opera choir and who: Sang musical songs by Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Rossini, Orff, Mozart, Bizet or Puccini.
Interpreted famous roles in operas of Mozart, Mascagni, Verdi, Puccini or Bizet.
Interpreted in worldwide premiere Cantata for Mezzo-Soprano Orchestra of M. Weingard.
The Metropolitan Orchestra of Bucharest composed of high level musicians and directed by Daniel Nicolae Jinga, Choir Virtuoso of the National Opera of Bucharest and bandmaster of the Symphonic Orchestra Muntenia of Targoviste was added.
Daniel Nicolae Jinga is Doctor in Music of the National University of Music of Bucharest and initiator of various music, opera, pop-opera or rock-symphonic projects, as well as program maker of the “Rapsodiem” disc which contains the two Enescu rhapsodies, and also the “Valurile Dunarii” run of Iosif Ivanovici.
Daniel Nicolae Jinga directed various orchestra as: “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, National Opera Orchestra of Cluj, National Opera Orchestra of Bucharest, Symphonic Orchestra Bucharest, National Theater Orchestra of Operetta of Bucharest, Philharmonic Orchestra of Timisoara and many others.
He has in his repertoire a number of over 20 operas.
The well-known actress Crina Matei will be the host of this Festival.
Theatre, television and music are the three coordinates that guided Crina Matei’s professional life transforming her in one of the most outstanding actresses from Romania.
Before knowing the theatre she wanted to be a teacher so she graduated the Pedagogic high school from Bucharest but, afterwards, in 1997 she graduated Theatre and Film Academy at the Alexandru Repan class being nominated, within the same year, for the UNITER Awards.
And for having a full act of culture, in the grand hall of Sala Radio the well-known painter Hanelore Radulescu will present her paintings. After many exhibitions around the world and after working with national and international tv and movie stars, she comes to thrill the public with her art in an event full of emotions and with high expressively paintings.
By this opera festival Casino Life & Business Magazine wants to show the audience that the gambling industry of Romania can get involved actively and with good results in the cultural life of the city contributing, by social responsibility, to an improvement of the gambling image in our country.
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The Metropolitan Opera Fest is a 100% original project, created and organized by Casino Life & Business Magazine.
The Metropolitan Opera Fest is not affiliated, sponsored or otherwise connected to The Metropolitan Opera, New York.