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Recital of Vocal Music at the 'Tuesday Evening Season'

Wednesday, 1 February 2012 , ora 9.16
Music by Giacomo Puccini, Gioacchino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini - this is what the audience could listen to at the vocal recital performed by three young musicians, on 31st January, 2012, during the Tuesday Evening Season. Soprano Alexandra Tărniceru, mezzo-soprano Ionela Soare and baritone Adrian Prelucan came on stage in the Small Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum in order to interpret various scores, starting from pages from George Bizet's opera Carmen - amazing thanks to the main character's volcanic temper - and reaching the quasi-dramatic depth of the Russian spirit - in Sergei Rachmaninoff's Prahodit vsio for voice and piano.

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.

Alexandra Cebuc
Translated by Ioana Ristulescu
MTTLC, Bucharest University