Fri, Nov 30|
Romanian Cultural Institute
Dashing Laura Nicorescu Sings for the Romanian Centenary at RCI New York
Time & Location
Nov 30, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
Romanian Cultural Institute, 200 E 38th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
About The Event
To mark the Centenary of Romania’s Great Union (2018-2019) as well as the National Day of Romania (1 December), the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York hosts a special evening, featuring impressive soprano LAURA NICORESCU who will take us on a musical journey through the European capitals where the struggle for the unification of the Romanian historical provinces and its eventual fulfillment unfolded.
Join us to celebrate the men and women who made the unification of Romanian historical provinces possible with scores by George Enescu, Tiberiu Brediceanu, Felicia Donceanu, Diamandi Gheciu, George Grigoriu and Mihail Jora, but also Claude Debussy, Franz Lehár, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms.
Laura Nicorescu will be accompanied on the piano by highly regarded conductor and Music Director of the Salzburger Landestheater, ADRIAN KELLY.
The event is organized with the kind support of the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations and RA-Entertainment.
Followed by a reception.
A brilliant young soprano doubled by a dazzling actress, Laura Nicorescu, a permanent member of the ensemble of the Salzburger Landestheater, is one of the rising stars of the European operatic circuits. Trained at the Bucharest Conservatoire and the Salzburg Mozarteum, she has starred in productions of Bavarian State Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Theater Hof, Opera de Normandie, National Opera of Bucharest, Musikverein, and many others. She has been recognized with many awards such as the Special Prize for Young Talent at the Francesco Vinas Competition in Barcelona, the Prize of the Competition of Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, the First Prize of the National Singing Competition in Bucharest, and the Excellence Prize at the Lied Competition in Brasov.
English conductor Adrian Kelly is currently Music Director at the Salzburger Landestheater. Following his studies at the University of Cambridge, he became a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and then a coach at the Hamburg State Opera. He worked with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Ingo Metzmacher, Mark Elder, Peter Schneider, Nicola Luisotti, Philippe Jordan, and Simone Young. He has been musical director of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival since 2015. His engagements included appearances at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and a US tour conducting the Baroque pastiche "The Infernal Comedy" with actor John Malkovich. In the summer of 2014, he conducted a new production of "Le nozze di Figaro" at Central City Opera in Colorado, and in February 2016, the critically acclaimed Austrian premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s "Brokeback Mountain".