As a prelude to the biggest ever UK retrospective of Romanian film, the Romanian Cinematheque in 1 Belgrave Square runs throughout May 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!
Romanian poet Ioan Es. Pop 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 the new ambitious project that is launched this year by EUNIC London and The Poetry Society - The Poetry Periscope.
Our ever more popular Enescu Series welcomes Ancuţa Niţe-Doyle, one of the most acclaimed Romanian pianists living in Great Britain. Praised for her “admirable poise and clarity, brilliant passagework and control”, Ancuța embarks on a musical tour of Eastern Europe whose milestones include some of the brilliant composers who define the modern piano repertoire.
Dance Roads is a EU-funded initiative bringing together choreographers from Wales, France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Romania. Showcasing a variety of dance paradigms, the five short performances promise a choreographic feast which will appeal to all audiences.
Through a kaleidoscope of rarely seen photographs and reproductions, The George Enescu National Museum’s exhibition 'Oedipe: a Visual History', open at RCI London between 4 May - 8 June, traces the opera’s sinuous fate from its long gestation and rapturous premiere to relative post-war neglect and eventual rediscovery.
On 4 May at the Royal Opera House, directors Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco together with conductor Leo Hussain, creative driving forces behind Covent Garden’s 'Oedipe', are joined by composer and academic Dan Dediu, bass Sir John Tomlinson, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and bass-baritone Johan Reuter in a conversation about the ground-breaking complexity of Enescu’s operatic vision.