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The Romanian Soprano Anita Hartig in the Live Broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 , ora 9.31

Radio Romania Music and Radio Romania Culture will broadcast live on Saturday, 5th April, at 20:00, the performance La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, one of the most important opera houses, internationally recognized. Mimi’s role is performed by the Romanian soprano, Anita Hartig, appearing in the same cast with Vittorio Rigolo (Rodolfo), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello) and Susanna Phillips (Musetta). The performance is broadcast by other twelve European radio stations and it is also globally transmitted live in HD in cinemas.

Anita Hartig becomes in this way the second Romanian soprano, after Angela Gheorghiu, recognized by the Metropolitan Opera House worldwide, both in radio and video broadcasts. It confirms the exceptional value of soprano Anita Hartig, born in Bistrita in 1983, a former student of Gheorghe Dima, Music Academy in Cluj, who has already succeeded on large stages such as the Vienna State Opera, where she is employed or at La Scala in Milan.

Anita Hartig performed for the first time at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York on 19th March, 2014, the first performance in a series of six which will end with the performance on 5th April, 2014. American reviewers have already talked superlatively: "Hartig’s performance was the revelation of the evening" (New York Classical Review), "Hartig shined at the Metropolitan Opera House" (New York Times).

Attending the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to comment the live performance on 29th March, 2014, Luminita Arvunescu, the broadcaster of An Evening at the Opera programme of Radio Romania Music, conducted an ample interview with the soprano Anita Hartig, a dialogue which can be listened to in the intermission of the live transmission on 5th April, 2014 and in audio-video on the website: www.romania-muzical.ro.

Translated by Magda Bucur and Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest