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January 27, 2022

Cosi fan tutte at National Opera

The Bucharest National Opera has as its distinguished guests this Wednesday, June 16, the soprano Iulia Isaev and the tenor Martin Mitteruntzner in one of the finest operas signed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Cosi fan tutte” (Thus Do They All). Under the baton of the conductor Tiberiu Soare, the two soloists will play the parts of Fiordiligi and, respectively, Ferrando, two young lovers who wish to keep their vows, at all costs. Alongside the soloists of the Bucharest National Opera, Maria Jinga (Dorabella), Daniel Filipescu (Guglielmo), Dorina Chesei (Despina), Florin Simionca (Don Alfonso), and the ONB orchestra and the choir, Iulia Isaev and Martin Mitteruntzner will surely win the hearts of the public. This is not the first time the soprano Iulia Isaev take sup the part of Fiordiligi on the ONB stage. She also appeared in the show which marked, this season, the resumption of “Cosi fan tutte” (Jan. 31, 2010), first staged in 2006 by director Stefan Negrau. The stage sets are signed by Viorica Petrovici, choreography by Mihai Babuska, and the Bucharest National Opera choir is led by conductor Stelian Olariu. The soprano Iulia Isaev graduated from the Bucharest National Music University, and, immediately after graduation, made her debut at the Bucharest National Opera playing Micaela in Carmen by G. Bizet, Pamina in Die Zauberflote by W. A. Mozart, Mimi in La Boheme and Cio-cio-san in Madama Butterfly, both by G. Puccini, and Nedda in I Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo. She is the laureate of several international canto competitions: Loire Atlantique in Nantes (France, 1990), the “George Enescu” competition in Bucharest (1991) and “Madama Butterfly” in Barcelona (Spain, 1992). As of 1992, she boasts an impressive international career, singing in countries like Austria, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy etc. At the Teatro Massimo in Palermo she sung in Ein Deutsche Requiem by J. Brahms, and at the Theatre de Champs Elysees in Paris she appeared in Mozart’s Requiem, conducted by Rene Jacobs, to mention just some of her achievements.

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