ONLINE OPERA EVENINGS – Peer Gynt & Carmina Burana

Edvard Grieg and Carl Orff

Choreography David Bomban
Costumes, set and lights Mario De Carlo
Choir Master Daniel Jinga
Children's choir master Smaranda Morgovan
Scenography assistant Andrea Koch


Broadcasting the show  "Peer Gynt & Carmina Burana by Edvard Grieg – Carl Orff, event presented on May 18, 2018, will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 18:30 p.m., available on the official page of Facebook of the institution, as well as in the link


The cast of the May 18, 2018 show

Conductor: Tiberius Soare


Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg:
Ion Caramitru - guest
Veronica Anusca

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff:
Soprano: Veronica Anusca
Tenor: Valentin Racoveanu
Baritone: Iordache Basalic

Ballet soloists:

3 Solo Couples:
Cristina Dijmaru, Robert Enache
Marina Gaspar, Bogdan Canilă
Rin Okuno, Valentin Stoica

4 Couples:
Lorena Negrea, Oscar Ward
Ada Gonzalez, Egoitz Segura
Marina Gaspar, Marco Corcella
Rachel Gil, Alexandre Plesis

Raluca Jercea

With the participation of the Orchestra, Ballet Ensemble, Choir and Children's Choir of the Bucharest National Opera


In structure, the dramatic poem Peer Gynt is a mixture of comedy with moments of drama, of fantasy and realism, of intimate poetry and grotesque humor, of enchantment of folkloric essence and satirical caricature vision of the vices of his countrymen, of warm evocation of the rural world, but also demystifying the Norwegian peasant.

The play is full of evocations from the world of folklore and Scandinavian life, evocations difficult for an outsider to perceive and appreciate. Of all my works, Peer Gynt is the one which seems to me the least likely to be understood elsewhere than in the Scandinavian countries, the author acknowledged in a letter from 1880.

The show's choreographer comes up with an innovative and daring proposal for the staging on the stage of the Bucharest National Opera, as he himself declares: "For me, the most stirring aspect of the cantata Carmina Burana is the acceptance of humanity's vulnerability and inability in the face of destiny, with its constant changes. Despite this, the human being, in his desperate attachment to life, tries in vain to forget the past and fight against the sword of Damocles hanging over his head. Through the miracle of nature and spring awakening, through love from its purest to its most depraved form, through religion with its essence, inconsistencies and even vices, humanity tries to find a way to survive, never letting itself go of crushing, ever-changing and implacable destiny."


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