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The MOZART Festival Begins! This year, online

Thursday, 28 January 2021 , ora 13.48

Brașov Opera opens its first festival of this year: MOZART Festival, whichwill be held onlinedue to the restrictions of the ongoing pandemic.This shall mark the sixth edition of the Festival. Our institution wishes to carry on the tradition of celebrating the genius composer from Austria, unrivalled in the entire history of music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

As such, 265 years after his birth, on the 27th of January 2021, starting from 18:30, we invite you to view the live broadcast of the "Welcome, Mister Mozart!" show online. During this musical event, you can listen to a selection of the Mozart Masterpieces: "The Marriage of Figaro", "Cosi Fan Tutte","Don Giovanni", "The Abduction from the Seraglio", "Idomeneo" and "The Magic Flute". On the Brasov Opera Scene, the following soloists shall perform: Aurelia Florian, Carmen Topciu, Nicoleta Chirila, Anda Pop, Cristina Rosu, Simona Manole, Lacramioara Schuller, Maria Catrina, Sonia Hazarian, Adrian Marcan, Stefan Schuller, LiviuIftene, AlexandruAghenie, Dan Popescuand the Vocal Group ANATOLY. OvidiuMezei shall accompany them on the piano. The Chamber Orchestra of Brasov Opera shall also participate. Lorand Cristian shall hold the Presentation. With scenography by RodicaGarstea and Silvia Papadopoulos as Scene Director/Show Coordinator.

The show will be broadcast online, live, on the Facebook page of Brașov Opera and on the official YouTube channel and can be viewed for free.

On Saturday, the 30th of January 2021 from 18:30, Brașov Opera continues the sixth rendition of the Mozart Festival and shall broadcast live, the opera buffa "Cosi fan tutte" by W.A. Mozart, online. The play in two acts premiered on the 26th of January 1790, at Burgtheater in Viena. The composer himself conducted the following performances in the summer of 1790, which were the last performances of this play until Mozart's death. The play was performed for the first time in the United Kingdom, in 1811 at the King's Theatre in London. In the United States of America, "Cosi fan tutte" would not be brought to the big stage until 1922 at The Metropolitan Opera in New York.

The Libretto was written by Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on both "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Don Giovanni". "Cosi fan tutte" is the shortened title of the opera. It translates to "All women do it", words that are sung by the three men: Ferrando, Gufglielmo and Don Alfonso in the second act, right before the finale. This musical phrase is said in the opera's overture as well. Da Ponte used the phrase "All beautiful women do it" before, in "The Marriage of Figaro". However, the full title is "Cosi fan tutte, ossia La scuoladegliamanti": "All Women Do It, or The School for Lovers".

This time the opera is about the infidelity of women as opposed to the other works of Mozart such as "Don Giovanni" or "The Marriage of Figaro".

The performers of the show on Saturday night consist of soloists: Valentina Margaras - Fiordiligi, Asineta Raducan - Dorabella, Mihai Irimia - Ferrando, Valentin Marele - Guglielmo, Corina Klein - Despina, MarianReste - Don Alfonso. The Choir and the Orchestral opera of Brasov shall also perform. Concertmaster Mircea Holiartoc shall conduct at the conductor's stand. The artistic direction of the show bears the mark of Cristian Mihailescu. The Scenography and costumes were created by Rodica Garstea. Scene movement is handled by:Nermina Damian. The Choir Conductor is Dragos-Mihai Cohal. The Show Coordinator is Anda Tabacaru. The Scene Director is Dan Antipa.

The show will be broadcast online, live, on the Facebook page of Brasov Opera and on the official YouTube channel and can be viewed for free.

Translated by Yang Jin Cristian,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu