We attended a wonderful concert last night, given by the Brasov Opera Orchestra in Sighisoara (Schassburg), at Casa de Cultura Mihai Eminescu, an old venue at the foot of the Sighisoara Castle. Sighisoara is a medieval city in the province of Transilvania, Romania.
There were two soloists: Cristian Braica, a wonderful Romanian contrabassist now based in Frankfurt, and Felicia Filip, a famous Romanian soprano of international renown. As the Opera Director aptly put it, the concert was an early Christmas celebration. The pieces were fantastic — classical hits imbued with solid rhythm, practiced to perfection. We were strongly impressed with the quality of the performance. In my opinion, this is a world class orchestra.
I recorded highlights of the 1 ½ hour concert with my N95 and uploaded the edited video clips (in two parts) to my SmugMug video log. They’re also available on YouTube in twoparts, and on blip.tv. Enjoy.
2 thoughts on “Brasov Opera Orchestra concert at Sighisoara”
Sighişoara doesn’t have a “castle”, it has a citadel. And there is a significant difference.
Andrei, seriously, that’s all you’ve got to say about the concert? It was amazing, the performances were great all around, there was plenty for you to watch in the video, and what do you say? Sighisoara isn’t a castle, it’s a citadel… It’s just like a typical Romanian to always focus on the negative.
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