One of the best known and most played works, I liked a lot La Traviata seen on the Bucharest National Opera scene, more than any other operas I have seen so far.
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This season, the National Opera Bucharest had the premiere of the ballet The Nutcracker by Piotr Ilici Ceaikovski. The libretto is signed by Marius Petipa after Alexandre Dumas’s version of E.T.A. Hoffman’s fairytale – “The Nutcracker and King of Mice”. Continue reading “The Nutcracker at the National Opera”
Even though I was born and raised in Bucharest, I am glad to discover places and hidden Bucharest museums every now and then. Looking for something online, I got lost on the Internet and I found a few words in an article about the Vasile Grigore Museum in Bucharest. I decided to visit it and I it was such a nice surprise. Continue reading “A hidden museum in Bucharest: Vasile Grigore”
Anniversary show dedicated to soprano Silvia Voinea
Bucharest National Opera presents Saturday, November 3rd, 6:30 pm “Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci” by Pietro Mascagni – Ruggiero Leoncavallo – Anniversary show dedicated to soprano Silvia Voinea on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her career. Continue reading “Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci at the National Opera”
The story of the Royal Crown of Romania takes us back to 1881. The government then proposed that it should be grandiose, but King Carol I wanted simplicity and sobriety. On April 19th 1881, the King sent a letter to his father, to which Karl Anton de Hohenzollern Sigmaringen responded with a well-reasoned memoir on how the coronation ceremony and crowns should be, given the establishment of a young and unconventional monarchy in Romania. Continue reading “Where to admire the Royal Crown of Romania”
One hour away from Bucharest, after Ploieşti, the access to Bellu Mansion Museum is quite easy: the road takes you through Urlaţi, winding through picturesque landscapes to the entrance gate. You can leave your car in the Mansion’s park and take a 5 minute walk to the main building.
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Barcelona, the city of the sun and architectural wonders can be visited almost free of charge in a few days. Here are the most interesting touristic attractions which are free of charge: Continue reading “Top 10 free attractions in Barcelona”
A few days ago I remembered the beauty of the El Escorial Palace, near Madrid, about which I have not been able to write so far and where I spent a whole day. So far, I’ve written about How to visit Madrid for free and How to visit the Prado Museum in two hours. Continue reading “El Escorial Palace near Madrid”
Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino, also known as Nababul – was one of the richest men of his time.
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A relatively recent art location, the Museum of Maps and Old Books was opened in 2003 as a private donation, comprising about 1,000 works (maps, city plans, vedutas, astronomical maps) being the only one of its kind in Romania and among the few in Europe and the world. Continue reading “Free visit at the Museum of Maps and Old Books”