Enescu for Voice

05/05/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
A musical giant with panoramic artistic interests, Enescu is better known as outstanding performer and symphonic composer. Yet his musical ventures into the expressive universe of human voice, as illustrated by 'Oedipe' as well as his lieder, prove no less daring or fascinating. We explore the great composer’s vocal legacy through operatic fragments and songs in the company of bass-baritone Johan Reuter, the star of the Covent Garden production, Kasper Holten, Director of Opera at Royal Opera House, conductor Leo Hussain, director Valentina Carrasco, and composer Dan Dediu. With special appearances by soprano Rodica Vică (Romanian National Opera in Bucharest), accompanied by pianist Diana Ionescu, and Lauren Fagan and Yuriy Yurchuk (both part of Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at ROH), accompanied by Christopher Willis.
Welcome speech by Dorian Branea, director of the RCI
Dan Dediu on 'Oedipe'’s universe
Rodica Vică & Diana Ionescu: 'Estrene à Anne', 'Languir me fais', 'Present de couleur blanche' and 'Du confict en douleur' from Enescu’s lieder cycle '7 Chansons de Clément Marot'
Leo Hussain on 'Oedipe'’s music
Johan Reuter on the role of Oedipe
Kasper Holten on the production of 'Oedipe' at the Royal Opera House
Valentina Carrasco on directing 'Oedipe' at Covent Garden
Music from 'Oedipe' performed by Johan Reuter, Lauren Fagan, Yuriy Yurchuk and Christopher Willis
When & Where:
5 May, 7pm, Romanian Cultural Institute, London SW1X 8PH
Enescu for Voice – talk and music
Free event – please book your seat on Eventbrite