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June 26, 2022
ARTS & LEISURE

Event-performance with ‘Aida’ at the Opera House

An event performance, with one of the most attractive operas by Verdi – ‘Aida’ – will be dedicated on Saturday to mezzo-soprano Veronica Garbu, as she turns 60, by the National Opera of Bucharest (ONB). Opera fans are once again invited to listen to German tenor Daniel Magdal, a regular guest of ONB, who will play Radames, and mezzo-soprano Andrada Nas, who will impersonate Amneris. The main role of the opera will go to soprano Mariana Colpos. The public will also meet some of its favorite singers: baritone Eugen Secobeanu (Amonasro), bass Horia Sandu (Ramfis), bass Marius Bolos (the King), soprano Dorina Chesei (the High Priestess), and tenor Valentin Racoveanu (the Messenger). The ballet will have as soloists Madalina Slateanu, Mugur Valsami and Magdalena Radulescu.


The show will also feature the ONB orchestra, the choir trained by Stelian Olariu, and the ballet. The orchestra will be directed by Iurie Florea. Mezzo-soprano Veronica Garbu was born in Sibiu and began her music studies at the People’s School of Art in her home town, at the cello and canto sections. In 1974 she graduated the classic canto section of the ‘Ciprian Porumbescu’ Music Conservatory of Bucharest, where she studied with the professors Ana Talmaceanu Dinescu, Arta Florescu, Emilia Petrescu, Anghel Ionescu Arbore and Jean Ranzescu.


After graduating the conservatory, she became singer at the National Opera of Bucharest, and during 1991-1997 she also collaborated with the canto section of the National Music University – in the specializations lied and oratory. Since 2001, she is acting as canto professor at the Art College of Sibiu. During her musical career, she became famous for her lied recitals, her collaborations with the Philharmonic Orchestras of Bucharest, Ploiesti, Iasi, and the National Radio Orchestra. She recorded for radio and had performances on TV, like that in the film Oedipe, directed by Olimpia Arghir.


The artist sang abroad, in Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, England and Spain. In 1983, she received the medal ‘Cultural Merit’ – 2nd Class.

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