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'Carmina Burana' and 'Swan Lake', broadcast online by the Bucharest National Opera
The Bucharest National Opera will broadcast online in the week of March 22nd-28th, 2021, two famous titles from the universal repertoire and invites you to enjoy together the emotion of ballet choreography and exceptional symphonic vocal performances.
On Thursday, March 25th, starting at 7pm, the first lyrical scene of the country broadcasts online the stage song "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff. The performance of the show was registered on February 17th, 2021. Tickets can be purchased from https://tickets.operanb.ro/ until Saturday, March 28th, at 7pm. Recording will be available for viewing for 72 hours, starting Thursday, March 25th, at 7pm.
"Carmina Burana" is a profane stage cantata in which the representative element is the choir. The source of inspiration for this creation is the songs and poems from Old Latin, German of the Middle Ages and French of the same period, from a manuscript from the thirteenth century, preserved in Benedictine monasteries and edited by J. A. Schmeller.
On Friday, March 26th, starting at 7pm, the Bucharest National Opera broadcasts online the ballet show "Swan Lake" by Piotr Ilici Tchaikovsky. The performance of the show was registered on November 17th, 2016. Tickets can be purchased from https://tickets.operanb.ro/ until Sunday, March 29th, at 7pm. Recording will be available for viewing for 72 hours, starting Friday, March 26th, at 7pm.
Ballet music has been admired by everyone since the first performance. Tchaikovsky's contemporaries were amazed by her new character and symphonic appearance. Later, Tchaikovsky would say, "Ballet is also a symphony." Soon, the composition would become the most watched ballet of all time. The legend of princesses transformed into swans by an evil wizard, in which his spell can be shattered only by the love of a prince, remains even today perhaps the most beautiful ballet story that was left to posterity.
Translated by Dumitru Bianca,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu