Bucharest National Opera enters its second century after a successful centenary season, celebrating it with the twelfth edition of the Opera Promenade on August 27.
A celebration of music and outdoor movement for the fulfillment of the spirit. This is the message of the 12th edition of the Opera Promenade in 2022. Everyone is invited to an unforgettable day: 12 hours of music, unique education activities, relaxation, and exercise in the open air.
Access to the event will be at noon, and those present can enjoy it with their families:
• Extraordinary Opera Gala
• RiseUp Project – „Bucharest on the Sky” by MachineMan
Starting at 21:00, the Extraordinary Opera Promenade Gala will take place on the big stage, with the participation of the orchestra, choir and ensemble of the Bucharest National Opera conducted by Tiberiu Soare. The event will bring on stage the sopranos Iulia Isaev, Marta Sandu Ofrim, Madeleine Pascu and Cristina Eremia, the mezzo-soprano Sorana Negrea, the tenors Daniel Magdal and Andrei Lazăr, the baritones Cătălin Toropoc, Alexandru Constantin and Dan Indricău, the basses Marius Boloș and Ion Dimieru, the prima ballerinas Cristina Dijmaru, Bogdan Cănilă, Valentin Stoica, Marina Gaspar, but also the dancers of the ensemble Raluca Jercea and Ștefan Meșter. The direction bears the signature of Alexandru Nagy.
The public is waiting for a real lyrical regal that will include a suite of musical masterpieces, of which we mention only a few of the arias and duets to be performed: Il ètait une fois à la cour d’Eisenach – from the opera „The Tales of Hoffmann” by J. Offenbach; Un bel di vedremo – from the opera „Madama Butterfly” by G. Puccini; Parigi, a car – from the opera „La traviata” by G. Verdi; Te Deum from the opera „Tosca” by G. Puccini. The emotion and passion of classical music will be intertwined in dance steps and exceptional solo performances on the esplanade in front of the country’s first lyric stage.
The Promenada Operei Cultural Hub invites you to spend a few unforgettable hours with the children in an area furnished with bean bags, hammocks, and deckchairs, where artists lead educational workshops:
• Painting easels that will wait with white canvases for us to express our thoughts in colours under the guidance of a visual artist of the Bucharest National Opera.
• Sports classes in the grass that strengthen the body-mind connection – yoga, pilates, body art, qigong
• UNATC students will embody famous characters from the world of Opera.
• Open-air library with hundreds of books to remind us of the pleasure of reading in the rustling of paper pages.
During the day, the public is invited to participate in the program activities supported by the opera artists: Andreea Radu and Doina Alice Popa (painting and costume creation workshop), but also in face painting workshops supported by independent artists.
RiseUP – `Bucharest on the Sky’ by MachineMan
You will be lifted high and carried to the sky in the dance of one of Romania’s most enormous hot air balloons. Lifting in the anchor up to a height of 20 m above the esplanade of the Bucharest National Opera.
The traditional Promenada Operei, now in its twelfth edition, will be held IN 2022 in partnership with the National University of Theater and Cinematography „I.L. Caragiale” (UNATC) and will take place on Saturday, August 27, and entry is free, subject to availability.