As January represents the month in which the prolific Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi passed away 110 years ago, the Bucharest National Opera has announced that it will dedicate the month to his works. Some of Verdi’s most appreciated operas are part of the program, including La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Nabucco or Aida.
The series of spectacles will commence on January 8 with Rigoletto, in the presence of a special guest, tenor Robert Nagy as The Duke. Responsible with the musical management is conductor Cornel Trailescu. On January 16, one of the Opera’s most recent titles, I Due Foscari (The Two Foscari), a lyrical tragedy composed by Verdi, after a play written by George Gordon Byron. Soprano Silvia Sorina Munteanu will thus make her debut as Lucrezia Contarini and conductor will be Iurie Florea. Another representation of I Due Foscari will be held on January 28, when internationally acclaimed baritone Eduard Tumagian will play the part of Francesco Foscari.
On January 20, La Traviata will hold center stage, conducted by Vlad Conta and reuniting younger artists of the Bucharest National Opera. As you probablu already guessed, Nabucco is next in line on January 22, during an anniversary spectacle dedicated to artist Pompeiu Harasteanu.
More information is available on the Opera’s website, also in English.