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Verdi – Wagner: 200th Anniversary Gala at ONB

The Bucharest National Opera (ONB) is hosting the Giuseppe Verdi – Richard Wagner 200th Anniversary Gala at the Grand Hall, March 30 and 31, 7 PM, according to a press release posted on the institution’s website. The extraordinary gala concert marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the two great composers, internationally renowned Romanian soloists such as Valentina Nafornita, Alexandru Badea and Dan Paul Dumitrescu taking part in the event alongside guest tenor Marius Vlad Budoiu, as well as ONB’s soloists Andreea Iftimescu, Ionut Pascu, Madeleine Pascu and Serban Vasile, accompanied by the ONB Orchestra and Chorus directed by maestro Cristian Mandeal. The event thus celebrates authentic national opera values, giving them the opportunity to interpret the most beautiful pages from the two composers’ works, in the context of the success obtained on the world’s great stages. Likewise, the concert will bring to the forefront the ONB Orchestra which will this time be one of the stars of the evening.

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