Gaetano Donizetti’s ‘La favorita’ comes to Radio Hall stage

Newsroom 26/01/2016 | 11:10

The Radio Hall is hosting La favorita, an opera concert continuing the tradition that the concert hall has kept for the last seasons. Friday, January 29, the National Radio Orchestra, under the wand of Italian conductor Gaetano Donizetti, will accompany mezzosoprano Ruxandra Donose and other lyrical artists.

Ruxandra Donose, who will be interpreting Leonora’s role, has been present on international stages, from the Los Angeles Opera to the Deutsche Berlin Opera, the Carnegie Hall – New York, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Royal Opera House “Covent Garden” and other famous concert halls In Vienna, Venice and Berlin.

Alongside the artist will sing Cosmin Ifrim, Diana Tugui, Serban Vasile, Sorin Draniceanu and Liviu Indricau, accompanied by the Academic Radio Choir, guided by Dan Mihai Goia.

La favorita, Gaetano Donizetti’s score, is based on a love story within a love triangle involving the King of Castile, his mistress and her lover, placed in Castile of the XIV century.

Conductor David Crescenzi was appointed artistic director in September 2014 and principal conductor of the Opera in Cairo. In July last year, David Crescenzi directed La Boheme by Puccini at the Arena Sferisterio Festival of Macerata Summer.

Tenor Cosmin Ifrim was a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble between 2000 and 2008 and tackled roles as Lord Cecil in Roberto Devereux, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Beppe in I Pagliacci, Fenton in Falstaff.

Soprano Diana Tugui has a vast lyrical repertoire, comprising heroines such as: Mimi, Donna Anna, Konstanze, Susanna Liu, Musetta, Micaela, Gilda, Violetta Valéry, Lucia di Lammermoor, Adela, Adina, Rosina etc.

Baritone Serban Vasile has collaborated with the Bucharest National Opera, the Burgas Opera (Bulgaria), Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro di Brescia. The artist was recently in a show at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, directed by James Levine, the artist taking on the role of Ford in Falstaff opera by G. Verdi.

Bass Sorin Draniceanu has performed on major stages in the country and in Germany, Holland, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland. His vocal-symphonic repertoire includes many works, and the lyrical one include roles in operas such as Carmen by Bizet, Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute by Mozart, Turandot, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Puccini’s Tosca, Nabucco, Aida, La Traviata, Don Carlo, Rigoletto, Falstaff by Verdi.

Tenor Liviu Indricau is a soloist of the Bucharest National Opera and has collaborated with the National and Philharmonic Opera in Iasi, Bucharest Masca Theatre, the “George Enescu” Philharmonic. He toured in Israel, Switzerland, South Korea and Germany.

The concert can be heard live on Radio Romania Cultural all frequencies and Radio Romania Musical from home and live streaming on the Internet at www.romania-muzical.ro www.radioromaniacultural.ro.

Tickets are available on www.eventim.ro in Germanos, Orange, Vodafone, Domo, Carrefour, Carturesti, Humanitas, in OMV filling stations and the Radio Hall ticket office.

Natalia Martian

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