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Recital of Vocal Music at the 'Tuesday Evening Season'
The balance in art was found in…three
Three distinct artistic personalities, each conveying in their own manner the message of the music which was entrusted to them. I noticed the lyrical expression of soprano Alexandra Tărniceru, a sensitive interpreter of the aria Mi chiamano Mimi from Puccini's La Bohème; the cheerful energy and extrovert character of Count Almaviva, from Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro - in the aria Hai gia vinta la causa - performed by baritone Adrian Prelucan; and we were immediately cheered up thanks to the humour with which mezzo-soprano Ionela Soare, incarnating Rosina from Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, who promised to be "quiet, obedient, loving and docile", but, should the need arise, "a viper."
The piano - the commentator of the story
The instrumental accompaniment of the musical evening was ensured by pianists Inna Oncescu and Silvia Totan, who transformed the instrument with black and white keys into a real commentator of the story - at times mysterious and introverted, at times ironic and enthusiastic. The recital of these three young soloists offered us enough reasons to keep an eye on their future musical activity, and at the same time it showed us that, most of the time, the balance in art is found…in three.
Translated by Ioana Ristulescu
MTTLC, Bucharest University