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Saturday, 01 September 2018, Hour 08:00
Avram Iancu Square

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Conductor: David Crescenzi
Stage direction: Alina Simona Nistor

Irina Săndulescu Bălan
Ștefania Barz
Lucia Bulucz
Apollónia Egyed (invitată)

Veronica Fizeșan
Larisa Ștefan
Oana Trîmbițaș
Diana Țugui

Iulia Merca
Liliana Neciu
Andrada Ioana Roșu

Marius Vlad Budoiu
Eusebiu Huțan
Sorin Lupu
Andrei Manea

Geani Brad
George Godja
Zoltán Nagy (invitat special)

Bogdan Nistor

Petru Burcă
Molnár Zoltán
Varga János

Dan Gâdea

Orchestra și Corul Operei Naționale Române Cluj-Napoca

Chorus master: Emil Maxim
Chorus conductor: Corneliu Felecan
Stage and backstage direction: Cristina Albu


show category: opera gala

Opening concert of the 2018-2019 season

A project supported by the Town Hall and Local Council of Cluj-Napoca and by the Minstry of Culture and National Identity, in the Centenary Year 


Recommended Age: 3+

At the Opera, the opening concert of every Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca lyrical season has become tradition for the our artists, keen to come back on our stage after a well-deserved holiday, as well as for the Cluj public who has numerously attended the last three editions of the event, held in Avram Iancu Square.

If by now, the program was intended to announce some of the main opera titles of the season, featuring some significant orchestral, solistic, ensemble or choral moments, the 2018 edition will also bring famous arias, such as Io son l’umile ancella from Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco, Casta Diva from Norma by Bellini, Vesti la giubba from I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo – belonging to some opera creation that are currently missing from the repertoire of the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca, but that will certainly take you to the universe of the original works. The imposing overture of the La gazza ladra opera by Gioachino Rossini precedes a rich music journey that gathers the anger of the Night Queen from W. A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, the gypsy fire in Giuseppe Verdi’s Il trovatore, the gallantry used by sergeant Belcore to win Adina’s heart, causing Nemorino’s despair (Come paride vezzoso… Or se m’ami from L’elisir d’amore by G. Donizetti), the enchanting air of Musetta – Quando m’en vo’ – from La bohème by Giacomo Puccini, Madama’s Butterfly’s ardour and longing for Pinkerton’s return, but also the comical essence of The Merry Widow operetta situations, recalled by a delightful collage. Romanian accents are also integrated within the expressive richness of the At the Opera concert, found in the animated duet Nu-i bai from the operetta Lăsați-mă să cânt by Gherase Dendrino and in the Tarogato Suite (arr: Flaviu Mogoșan), performed by Dan Gâdea in the memory of Dumitru Fărcaș.

Not only your hearing will be enchanted at the meet of the soloists, choir and Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca orchestra, found under the batton of David Crescenzi, but also your eyes. Colours amount, lights and wonderful costumes on the Esplanade will conquer the entire public in Avram Iancu Square, in the first fall evening.

We are waiting for you At the Opera!