We are excited to welcome to London the most famous voice of Communist cinephilia! Translator, film critic and journalist Irina Margareta Nistor, “the voice that brought Hollywood films to communist Romania’s TV screens”, is the protagonist of a series of events that celebrate a most unique career.
We are pleased to be hosting the launch of the latest issue of Poem magazine, whose September-December double edition published by Routledge is entirely focused on Romanian verse. Featuring names that make up centuries of Romanian poetry, this true anthology, developed by renowned English poet Fiona Sampson, abounds in new works, superbly translated by Adam J. Sorkin.
One of the most celebrated voices of contemporary opera, the Wiener Staatsoper star Valentina Naforniţa, winner of the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, graces our Belgravian musical stage with a Gala Recital honouring the National Day of Romania. The event is part of the 'Enescu Concerts' Series and also features award-winning pianist Sergiu Tuhuţiu.
After a successful string of performances on the Thames shore this summer, Masca Theatre returns to London to present another of its ground-breaking shows. We are excited to host, in our newly created theatrical space at 1 Belgrave Square, the awesome performance of 'The Wall', a production based on the non-verbal, “living statues” signature technique perfected by the intrepid company established and led by famous thespian Mihai Mălaimare.
140 years after his birth, we shed new light on the modernist giant through a thought-provoking exhibition of drawings by Raluca Popa, curated by Simona Nastac. By filtering, subverting, erasing and overlaying his memories and traces, equally long-familiar and less known, the young artist captures Brâncuși's presence as it echoes through his correspondence, notes, photographs and footage of his studio.
As Romanian National Television prepares to launch 'Biographies to Remember', a series of portraits devoted to the great Romanians living abroad, we are celebrating two of the most admired figures of the Romanian community in Britain: opera star Nelly Miricioiu and violin wizard Remus Azoiței. The event will also feature, along with the memorable encounter with the two musicians, the premiere of the biographical documentaries that honour their achievements.