Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose is due to appear in an extraordinary concert in Bucharest on January 21, 2011, at the Radio Broadcasting Hall. Two operas widely celebrated on the international musical scene, but all but unknown in Romania, will offer music-lovers in Bucharest a chance to partake of a musical experience in which the flavour of the libretto, musical harmonies and the talent of the soloists will all contribute to make it a night to remember. Maurice Ravel’s operas, “The Spanish Hour” and “The Child and the Enchantments”, will be performed by an exceptional cast, accompanied by the Romanian Radio Orchestra, under the baton of the prestigious conductor Julien Salemkour. “The Spanish Hour” proposes an amusing tale, a tale in which the characters, wonderfully shaped by the composer, will draw the public into a unique atmosphere. The second opera, “The Child and the Enchantments”, promises to delight the public by means of a host of characters, deployed against a wide variety of musical genres, ranging from classical music to jazz, foxtrot, ragtime, polka and even waltz. The concert boasts an extraordinary cast, made up of the likes of Philippe Do, Yuriy Tsiple, Valentin Racoveanu, Petre Burca, Teodora Gheorghiu, Aura Twarowska, Antoanela Barnat and Tina Munteanu, as well as the Romanian Radio Society’s two choirs – the Academic Radio Choir, coordinated by Dan Mihai Goia, and the Radio Children’s Choir, conducted by Voicu Popescu. Already a household name on the world musical scene, Ruxandra Donose took on, throughout her career, a variety of parts, which allowed her to put to good use her exceptional talent. Her remarkable intelligence, her solid musical culture, a perfect knowledge of musical styles, her strong personality, as well as her elegant presence, allowed her to approach, most successfully, a wide repertoire.