We arrived in Palermo during a late afternoon. The warm air caressed our faces as we were leaving the plane, and we saw the mountains surrounding the airport.
After an awful flu, this ballet was my first evening out after a long while. This show is different regarding the story, the costumes, the place where the action takes place, it seems so much different than the classical European works like The Swan Lake, Giselle, and so on. Just before the ballet started, I thought about how little of the Asian culture reaches Europe.
I wrote about my 3 Days Visit to Vienna which was a great tour of fine art. One of the most beautiful experiences was the Opera. I will tell you closely how you can see the building, but also a quality show with only 3-4 Euros.
While I was planning the trip to Vienna, I had a constant thought: follow Klimt’s footsteps. Of all art, current, painters – I’m high over heels in love with Art Nouveau and Gustav Klimt. So I kind of gathered information for the free access places and the museums I found Klimt in.
Since I have friends visiting me in my hometown, I thought of a short tour showing a bit of Romanian culture and atmosphere. Continue reading “Bucharest in 2 days”
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.
Continue reading “La Traviata at the National Opera”
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”