Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Enescu for Voice within the Oedipe Month in London| Romanian Cultural Institute in London | 5 May, 7pm



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Enescu for Voice within the Oedipe Month in London| Romanian Cultural Institute in London | 5 May, 7pm
Concerts, Exhibitions, Talks, Opera
Romanian Cultural Institute and Royal Opera House
The Oedipe Month in London | 4 May - 8 June 2016

Enescu for Voice: The Stars of Covent Garden at
The Romanian Cultural Institute 


5 May, 7pm
 

Free entry - please book your seat HERE

Enescu is better known as an outstanding performer and symphonic composer, yet his musical ventures into the expressive universe of human voice prove no less daring or fascinating. We explore the great composer's vocal legacy through operatic fragments and songs in the company of bass-baritone Johan Reuter, the star of the Covent Garden production, director Valentina Carrasco, Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at Royal Opera House, conductor Leo Hussain and composer Dan Dediu. With special appearances by soprano Rodica Vică (Romanian National Opera in Bucharest), accompanied by pianist Diana Ionescu, and Lauren Fagan and Yuriy Yurchuk (both part of Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at ROH), accompanied by Christopher Willis.
 
Programme:
Welcome speech by Dorian Branea, director of the RCI & Kasper Holten, Director of The Royal Opera
Dan Dediu on Oedipe's universe
Rodica Vică & Diana Ionescu: Estrene à Anne, Languir me fais, Present de couleur blanche and Du confict en douleur from Enescu's lieder cycle 7 Chansons de Clément Marot
Leo Hussain on Oedipe's music
Johan Reuter on the role of Oedipe
Kasper Holten & Valentina Carrasco on Oedipe at the Royal Opera House
Music from Oedipe performed by Johan Reuter, Lauren Fagan, Yuriy Yurchuk & Christopher Willis
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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LITERATURE

Official launch - 3 May, 18.30
Until 19 May
The British Library Piazza
Free

POET IOAN ES. POP THROUGH THE POETRY PERISCOPE

Romanian poet Ioan Es Pop, whose work has been widely published in the UK not only as part of various anthologies but also through his acclaimed collection 'No Way out of Hadesburg and other Poems', makes his comeback on Britain's literary scene at the prestigious European Literature Festival. Blending in London's soundscape, his verse will be showcased, alongside other poems from 30 countries across the European continent, as part of a new ambitious project which is launched this year by EUNIC London and The Poetry Society - The Poetry Periscope. more

CELEBRATION: MUSIC

4 May - 8 June
Royal Opera House &
RCI London
Tickets/free

THE OEDIPE MONTH IN LONDON

Idiosyncratic yet overwhelming, difficult yet visionary, momentous yet somehow overlooked, George Enescu's 'Oedipe' is one of the creative triumphs of the modernist operatic realm. We are celebrating the absolute premiere of this enigmatic masterpiece in Great Britain with a month of stellar events dedicated to one of the most innovative geniuses of the 20th century classical music. Revolving around the new star-studded production which runs at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden from 23 May to 8 June, 'The Oedipe Month in London' offers, through concerts, talks and exhibitions, a comprehensive insight into the aesthetic conception, original soundscape and moral convictions of the greatest Romanian composer. more

TALK & MUSIC

4 May, 19.15
Clore Studio Upstairs at the Royal Opera House
Tickets

INSIGHT: 'OEDIPE'

Directors Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco, and conductor Leo Hussain are joined by composer and academic Dan Dediu in a conversation about the ground-breaking complexity of Enescu's operatic vision as well as the artistic travail of transforming 'Oedipe' into a total theatrical experience. Bass Sir John Tomlinson, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and bass-baritone Johan Reuter, the new production's principals, discuss their approach to the opera's exacting roles and its visually striking mise-en-scène. more

EXHIBITION

4 May - 8 June
Royal Opera House &
RCI London
Free

 

'OEDIPE': A VISUAL HISTORY

Since 'Oedipe''s debut in 1936, Enescu's masterpiece has been performed on renowned musical stages throughout the world. Great singers like David Ohanesian, José Van Dam or Monte Pederson have shone in the notoriously challenging title role. Through a kaleidoscope of rarely seen photographs and reproductions, the George Enescu National Museum's exhibition traces the opera's sinuous fate from its long gestation and rapturous premiere to relative post-war neglect and eventual rediscovery. Curated by musicologist Cristina Andrei, Director of the George Enescu National Museum in Bucharest. more

TALK & MUSIC

5 May, 19.00
RCI London
Free

ENESCU FOR VOICE

Enescu is better known as outstanding performer and symphonic composer, yet his musical ventures into the expressive universe of human voice prove no less daring or fascinating. We explore the great composer's vocal legacy through operatic fragments and songs in the company of bass-baritone Johan Reuter, the star of the Covent Garden production, Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at the Royal Opera House, conductor Leo Hussain and composer Dan Dediu. With special appearances by soprano Rodica Vică (Romanian National Opera in Bucharest), accompanied by pianist Diana Ionescu, and Lauren Fagan and Yuriy Yurchuk (both part of Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at ROH), accompanied by Christopher Willis.  more

THEATRE

9-26 May, 19.15
Theatre N16, Balham, London
Tickets

'I'M NOT JESUS CHRIST' PREMIERES IN LONDON

The Romanian Cultural Institute and Papercut Theatre are delighted to present the world premiere of Maria Manolescu's tale of innocence and violence, 'I'm not Jesus Christ', as part of this year's Wandsworth Arts Fringe festival line-up. Developed during the International Residency at the Royal Court Theatre in 2007, the play is the darkly humorous true  story of 11-year old Mihai, raised by his mother to believe he is the Second Coming. The show is directed by Melissa Dunne and produced for Papercut by Cristina Cătălina. more

CELEBRATION: FILM

12, 17, 25 & 31 May
RCI London
Free

REVOLUTION IN REALISM: THE FORERUNNERS  

As a prelude to the biggest retrospective of Romanian film ever to have graced the British screens, the Romanian Cinematheque in 1 Belgrave Square runs a series of special screenings focusing on the creative antecedents of the New Romanian Cinema. Join us for a month of timeless films that will wet the cinephiles' appetite for much more to come! This major project is organised by the British Film Institute (BFI) in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. Full programme and supporters to be announced soon.  more

FILM

12 May, 19.00
RCI London
Free

THE FORERUNNERS: 'THE CONTEST' (1982)

Most respected Romanian director Dan Piţa turns an orientation contest taking place in a forest into an ordeal of psychological suspense and, ultimately, an ironic allegory and a subtle satire about the communist regime. Different readings of the film have revealed the advantages of an encoded, parabolic cinema using metaphor to avoid censorship. What starts out as a simple expedition becomes complicated when the group hear a mysterious cry for help and decide to ignore it rather than veer off course. more

FILM

17 May, 19.00
RCI London
Free

THE FORERUNNERS: 'REENACTMENT' (1968)

Considered by Romanian critics to be the best film in the history of the country's cinema, 'Reenactment' is remarkable not only due to its artistic merits but also because of its position in the historical and political context, being both a brilliantly subversive film and a brave one. Regarded as one of Europe's finest filmmakers, Lucian Pintilie tells the story of two friends who, for educational purposes, are forced to reenact a crime they committed. Banned in 1970 shortly after its release and without having had an official premiere, 'Reenactment' stand out until today as a fierce criticism of repression, indifference to human dignity and misuse of power. more

VISUAL ARTS

22-25 May
Tate Modern London
Free

THE BEAUTY AND THE BOOKS

Some of the most beautiful contemporary Romanian books will be on display at Tate Modern as part of Offprint London, the biggest art publishing fair in Britain. In the second half of May, the famous modernist landmark hosts, in its vast Turbine Hall, an entire library of exquisite publications, which gives testimony to the thriving art of superior typography and book design well into the internet age. The Romanian exhibition of art and photography books is curated by PUNCH Bucharest and will feature works published by Asociaţia Peplus4 (coordinated by art historian and curator Alina Șerban), Asociaţia pentru Artă Ilfoveanu, Salonul de Proiecte and Revista Arta.  more

MUSIC

23, 26, 30 May & 2, 4, 8 June
Royal Opera House
Tickets

'OEDIPE' AT COVENT GARDEN

Featuring Danish star Johan Reuter in the title role and an excellent cast including Sir John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan, The Royal Opera's first production of Enescu's operatic masterpiece, directed by Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco of the acclaimed Catalan company La Fura dels Baus, and conducted by Leo Hussain, has its UK premiere on 23 May. The production is part of the Spring 2016 Season at the Royal Opera House and runs until 8 June. more

VISUAL ARTS

24-26 May
Garden of St James, London
Free - registration required

RENEWAL EMBODIED: ROMANIAN DESIGN AT THE CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK

Tempted to challenge the traditional sources of inspiration of Romanian design and yet attracted by its most viable ideas, the Romanian exhibition at the spectacular Clerkenwell Design Week is a seductive commentary on destruction and renewal, on forgetfulness and reinvention. Attuned to the trade's latest cries, the Romanian artists offer a vivid illustration of the contemporary reactions to tradition and the often original response to the dominant poetics of forms and space. more

FILM

25 May, 19.00
RCI London
Free

THE FORERUNNERS: 'SEQUENCES' (1982)

Alexandru Tatos is an imposing figure of Romanian cinema and an essential influence on its recent directors. His compelling drama 'Sequences', a film about a film, is the only Romanian production depicting the life of its crew, a reason for which it is often compared to Truffaut's 'La Nuit américaine' (1973). Three 'sequences' which could have formed separate stories are linked together, to give a larger perspective on the nature of reality and film. more

MUSIC

30 May, 13.00
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

Free

YOUTH IN FOCUS AT ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS

Join us for our annual showcase of talent and youthful exuberance featuring the brightest Romanian students of London's grand musical schools. With a programme designed to delight and inspire, the pianists Sînziana Mircea and Mina Beldimănescu together with violinist Ana Popescu-Deutsch and cellist Raphael Lang aim for the sensous and memorable harmonies of George Enescu, Astor Piazzolla or Ioan Dobrinescu. MORE

FILM

31 May, 19.00
RCI London
Free

THE FORERUNNERS: 'E PERICOLOSO SPORGERSI' (1993)

Critically acclaimed in the Director's Fortnight in Cannes, Nae Caranfil's debut feature brings out an ironic, witty and realistic image of Romania during the last years of communism. Considered to bridge the gap between the 'old' and the 'new' Romanian cinema, 'E Pericoloso Sporgersi' (a.k.a. 'Don't Lean Out the Window') is the intriguing and humorous story of three Romanians whose lives are revealed to be strongly intertwined as the film progresses. Though the film was released two years later in the domestic circuit, it proved one of the few national hits of the early 1990s. more

Ongoing:
PHOTOGRAPHY

Until 8 June
RCI London
Free

PHOTOGRAPHING THE SOUL OF MUSIC: THE PORTRAITS OF THE ENESCU FESTIVAL

Captured in the backdrops of Romania's biggest musical event, George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, the photographs of Cornel Brad offer a revealing depiction of the excitement, expectation and relief that make the life of the great musicians in those supercharged 'interludes' before and after tremendous stage triumphs. more

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ALSO ON THE RADAR:
10 May | Cadogan Hall: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Alexandra Dariescu
15 May | Cadogan Hall: DREAM/VIS with Dan Puric

 

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