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The Musical Performing Arts Week Begins on 19th November

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 , ora 8.52
The start of the fourth edition of the Musical Performing Arts Week Festival, which will take place between 19th and 25th November, was announced on the morning of 14th November, during a press conference hosted by the Bucharest National Opera House.

Organised by VIP Magazine and the Amfiteatru Foundation, the series of events is dedicated to promoting opera, operetta, ballet and musical comedy performances, as well as the performers who work in these fields, the main purpose of the festival being to stimulate the audience to rediscover the musical performing arts.

The press conference was attended by Cătălin Ionescu Arbore, director of the Bucharest Opera House, Daniela Vlădescu, director of the 'Oleg Danovski' Opera and Ballet National Theatre in Constanța, Eleonora Enăchescu, head of the singing department at the Bucharest National University of Music, soprano Felicia Filip, artistic director of the Bucharest Comic Opera House for Children, Costin Popa, editor-in-chief of the Melos magazine, and others.

The events scheduled during the 2012 edition of the Musical Performing Arts Week will take place at the opera houses in București, Iași, and Timișoara, as well as at the Bucharest Comic Opera House for Children. The programme of this year's edition of the festival features titles such as La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, Un Ballo in Maschera by Giuseppe Verdi, L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti, and Les Indes Galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau. The younger audience has also been taken into consideration, the programme consisting of a series of events dedicated to them as well, events which will take place at the Comic Opera House for Children: Hänsel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck and Coana Chirița by Alexandru Flechtenmacher. The latter event is also the one which will open the festival on 19th November, 2012.

Alexandra Cebuc
Translated by Cristina Firoiu and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC graduates, Bucharest University