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ANNOUNCEMENT: Change of line-up at Accademia Bizantina’s concert on 8 September (Romanian Athenaeum, 22:30, By Midnight Concerts series)

ANNA MARIA LABIN will take over the role of Leocasta in the show scheduled by Accademia Bizantina on 8 September, in Vivaldi’s opera in concert Giustino.
Soprano VERONICA CANGEMI has announced her unavailability for the concert on 8 September for medical reasons. The scheduled concert will be held as announced, at the same time (22.30), at the Romanian Athenaeum.
ANNA MARIA LABIN is a Romanian-born Swiss soprano, a lyrical artist appreciated on the greatest stages of the world. She made her artistic debut under the baton of conductor Asher Fish, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Anna Maria Labin has a wide repertoire and the ability to easily cover various roles – from the Contessa in “Nozze di Figaro” to Donna Anna in “Don Giovanni”, from Giulietta in Bellini’s opera “I Capuleti ed i Montecchi” or Konstanze in Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio” to premieres in contemporary operas. She has given concerts with prestigious ensembles at the Operas in Vienna, Basel, Paris, Zurich, Boston, Milan and at great opera festivals.

OTTAVIO DANTONE conductor and harpsichord

Alessandro Tampieri concertmaster
Paolo Zinzani, Carlo Lazzaroni, Sara Meloni first violin
Heriberto Delgado, Ayako Matsunaga, Andrea Vassalle, Yayoi Masuda second violin
Diego Mecca, Alice Bisanti altos
Emmanuel Jacques, Paolo Ballanti cellos
Nicola Dal Maso double bass
Elisabeth Baumer, Rei Ishizaka oboes and flutes
Alberto Guerra basoon
Tiziano Bagnati lute
Luca Marzana, Jonathan Pia trumpets
Margit Ubellacker salterio
Danilo Grassi timpani
Anna Fontana harpsichord

Vivaldi “Giustino” (opera in concert)
SILKE GÄNG Anastasio

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Having reached its 24th edition, George Enescu International Festival will take place between 31 August and 22 September 2019. In the Bucharest concert halls we will see over 2,500 of the most valuable musicians of the world, coming from 50 countries, and 84 concerts and recitals will be presented. This year’s edition of the festival has a total number of 34 figures coming to Romania for the first time: 25 artists, including Marion Cotillard, Kirill Petrenko, Mitsuko Uchida, and nine world-class orchestras.
The 2019 edition of George Enescu International Festival awaits its audience in the Palace Hall, at the Romanian Athenaeum, the Radio Hall and the Small Palace Hall, to concerts and recitals grouped under six sections: “Great Orchestras of the World”, “By Midnight Concerts”, “Recitals and Chamber Music”, “21st Century Music”, “Mozart Week in Residence” and “International Composers’ Forum”. Concerts and events will also be organised in the Festival Square, along with conferences, record releases and book launches, and extraordinary shows.
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