For five years now, culture fans have been making an annual pilgrimage to one of the most beautiful landmarks around Bucharest, Mogosoaia Palace, for a top-quality classical music festival that attracts artists from all over the world. This year’s event runs from April 20 to May 26.
The opening event, at 17.00 on April 20, commemorates 200 years since the birth of Giuseppe Verdi. Soprano Sorina Munteanu, tenor Hector Lopez and sopranos Veronica Anusca and Alice Lopez will play arias and duets from operas including Rigoletto, La forza del destino, Luisa Miller, Il Corsaro and Un ballo in maschera.
Other events include:
April 21 – Concert by the winners of the third edition of The Road to Celebrity (Eufonia Quartet, soprano Rodica Vica, cellist Mircea Marian, pianist Maria Diana Petrache).
April 27 – Commemorative Paul Constantinescu and David Popper concert, featuring cellist Alexandru Morosanu and pianist Tatiana Morosanu.
April 28 – Franzi Danzi, 250 years since his birth.
May 11-12 – Arcangello Corelli, 300 years since his birth, featuring baroque violinist Melinda Beres and harpsichordist Raluca Enea.
May 18 – Francis Poulenc, featuring violinist Raluca Stratulat and pianist Adriana Toacsen.
May 19 – Francis Poulenc, featuring oboe player Ana Maria Radu, clarinetist Emil Visenescu, flautist Ion Bogdan Stefanescu and pianist Verona Maier.
May 25 – Ludwig van Beethoven and Paul Constantinescu, featuring pianist Horia Mihail.
May 26 – Quartet Recital ArtMusik, violinist I Marius Biclea, violinist II Emil Stegar, viola Florin Matei and cellist Dan Joitoiu.