Dinner in the Sky
to open first restaurant in Bucharest
Dabid Ghysels, creator of the “Dinner in the Sky” concept will be in Bucharest this week, trying to find a location for positioning a hanging restaurant. According to Ghysels, Romania is an excellent place for such a concept to be put to practice. “Dinner in the Sky” is a hanging restaurant built at 50 meters height, a project basically accommodating 22 people and meant for various events, from weddings and corporate events to friends gatherings. The concept was named one of the top five amazing restaurants in the world by Boston Glove. The project can accommodate a large table weighing up to five tonnes and able to rotate by 180 degrees.
Romanian author guest in Leipzig’s Book Fair
The Romanian Cultural Institute in Berlin has invited several Romanian authors to participate in this year’s Leipzig Book Fair. Writer Ana-Maria Sandu will be among the invited writers, she will hold a public reading session in “Small languages, Big languages” forum. She will read on March 18, together with Ukraine writer Serhij Zhadan (whose latest novel was published in German). The Romanian writer’s novel “Kill Me!” was partially written during a Berlin residence last year and is to be soon released in Germany as well. The writer will also get to read of her first novel, “The Girl in a Wagon House” in a live session at Leipzig’s Book House, where other young authors from Ireland and Malta will read. On March 22, Sandu will feature together with Luxembourg writer Guy Helminger and Serbian Laszlo Vegel in a Berlin writers’ workshop in the famous Kulturbrauerei centre.
‘The Flying Dutchman’ returns to the
After almost ten years, National Opera in Bucharest will reprise on March 20 a revamping of an older success with Wagner’s ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ (‘The Flying Dutchman’) under iconic director Cristian Mandeal’s helm. The original crew of November 2000’s premiere reunites alongside Beatrice Rancea, who was debuting as director nine years ago with this very performance. Also debuting almost a decade ago was then designer Irina Schrotter, who will sign the costumes for this premiere as well. The choir will be conducted by Stelian Olariu. This time, stage design will be signed by famous Helmut Sturmer. Baritone Stefan Ignat will perform the main character, who has been singing Wagner’s Wotan in “The Rhine Gold” in 2006, in Lisbon’s Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos. The Dutchman will be performed by US baritone Gary Simpson, special guest of the performance.
Z.O.B. opens Bloodhound Gang show
Tonight’s Silver Church concert from US punk group Bloodhound Gang will be spiced up by a Z.O.B performance, in the opening. ZOB is one of the oldest and highly respected Romanian punk bands. The Bloodhound Gang is a Collegeville, Pennsylvania-based American alternative/punk rock band, whose current members are Jimmy Pop (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Jared Hasselhoff (bass guitar), DJ Q-Ball (turntables, keyboard), The Yin (drums, percussion) and Denial P. Cartier (lead guitar). Their songs typically have humorous and off-beat, satirical lyrics that often deal with sexual subjects.
Dinner in the Sky