On this February 24, the Altenburg Theater (Thuringia) presented the premiere of George Enescu’s “Oedipe” opera. On this occasion, the Romanian Ambassador in Germany, Emil Hurezeanu, also opened the exhibition “George Enescu and his Oedipe opera” – a photo exhibition of the George Enescu Museum of Bucharest”, and offered a diplomatic reception in the context of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The event has been attended by local authorities, officials of the Thuringia and Saxony Free States, as well as a delegation from Timisoara, headed by the manager of the Philharmonics of Timisoara, Ioan Garboni.
The organization of an ample project is scheduled for this autumn, in partnership between the Altenburg-Gera Philharmonic Orchestra and Timisoara Orchestra. The Thuringia Theater and Philharmonic is also involved in the twinning between the cities of Gera (the Free State of Thuringia) and Timisoara.
Ambassador Emil Hurezeanu highlighted the importance of a Romanian cultural presence in various German cities, particularly during this special period, in which Romania holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as an appreciation for the variety and richness of the traditions of the German free states.
The opera Oedipe was presented for the first time on the stage of the Paris Opera, in 1936. The performance that was brought on the stage of the Altenburg Theater, directed by Kay Kuntze and conducted by Laurent Wagner, is “a special, courageous and musically exciting production” (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk).