The country's first lyrical stage will celebrate on May 9 peace and unity, the foundations of the European Union. In the context of taking over the management of the European forum, the Concert crowns the efforts of our country in the initiative initiated.
Maestro Iurie Florea will be at the conductor's desk, and the directorial concept bears the signature of Alex Nagy. Soloists Oana Andra, Simonida Luțescu, Stanca Maria Manoleanu, Bianca Mărgean, Simona Neagu, Crina Zancu, Lucian Corchiș, Paul Lungu, Daniel Pop, Filip Panait will perform on stage, with the participation of the Bucharest National Opera Orchestra and Choir.
The evening program includes famous arias from operas such as "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi, "Faust" by Charles Gounod, "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi, "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, "Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini, "Don Carlo" by Giuseppe Verdi, "La bohème" by Giacomo Puccini, "Romeo and Juliet" by Charles Gounod, etc.
May 9 became the historic day when the Schuman declaration was pronounced. In 1950 in Paris, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Robert Schuman, proposed in a speech the establishment of a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would remove forever the possibility of a new war breaking out between the nations of Europe. Although it started as an economic collaboration between two powerful states like France and Germany, several states would join the process of building a new Europe. Robert Schuman's proposal is considered to be the cornerstone of the European Union, a union in rights, freedoms and feelings.
To mark Europe Day, every year in May the institutions of the European Union in Brussels and Strasbourg open their doors to the general public. The local offices of the European Union around the world organize various activities and events, the extraordinary concert on the occasion of Europe Day on the stage of the Bucharest National Opera being one of them.