Recital at the Romanian Cultural Institute, London
Many thanks to the Romanian Cultural Institute in London for inviting me, it was a special evening! Photos from the event on April 21, by Alex Coman, here.
In conversation at the Romanian Cultural Institute, April 21
Madama Butterfly in London
Tosca in Sydney
Great Tosca opening at Sydney Opera House! Congratulations to everyone!
Tosca opens in Sydney on February 17
La Boheme at National Opera Bucharest, January 27
Corneliu Fanateanu scholarship
I would like to thank to the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation for the trust in my involvment in the "Young Talents" program. At the same time, it is a honour and joy to award the first "Corneiu Fanateanu" scholarhip to soprano Diana Alexe. Maestro Corneliu Fanateanu, my mentore, was a valuable artist and an outstanding teacher whom I deeply respect and appreciate.
Gala concert in Moscow, November 17
Tosca, opening the new season at Staatsoper Berlin, September 18
Teodor Ilincai will join a great cast, with Angela Gheorghiu as Tosca and Michael Volle as Scarpia, to open the new 2016/2017 opera season at the Berlin State Opera. The performance will take place on September 18 at 7:30pm. Domingo Hindoyan is conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin. The event is twice as special, this is Teodor Ilincai's first appearance in an opera production alongside Angela Gheorghiu, after many concerts performed together during the past five years.
More info on the production and tickets, on the website of the opera house.
Faust in Toulouse, opening on June 22
Teodor Ilincai will be Faust in a new production opening at Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse on June 22. Joining him on stage, Romanian soprano Anita Hartig and bass-baritone Alex Esposito. Claus Peter Flor conducts Orchestre national du Capitole.
More info on cast, performances and tickets, on the official website of the opera house.
Madama Butterfly, Royal Opera House, April 2017
The Order Romanian Crown - Knight Rank
Today I was conferred by Custodian of Romanian Crown Her Highness Princess Margareta The Order Romanian Crown - Knight Rank, by the decision of His Majesty King Mihai I of Romania. I received this distinction with joy and emotions, being aware of responsibility to continue my activity with even more endeavor to promote the values of Romanian culture and society.
Photo: Daniel Angelescu, ©Casa Majestatii Sale Regelui
Great opening night of Madama Butterfly in Marseille
"Chez les hommes, Pinkerton est incarné par Teodor Ilincai ; plus pleutre qu’arrogant dans le jeu il reste dans un champ assez neutre au niveau des émotions ce qui fait qu’on a vraiment envie de le haïr. La voix est puissante, limpide et passe sans problème avec une belle projection. "
(Michel EGEA, Destimed, March 17)
Concert in Sinaia, May 10
Teodor Ilincai is honored to take part in this Gala Concert on May 10 in Sinaia, Romania. The Royal family of Romania will organize this event at the Peles Castle, starting 6pm, celebrating the King's Day. The concert will start at 7pm. The acces is free for everyone willing to attend.
Cavalleria rusticana, role debut in Dresden, January 16
Teodor Ilincai makes his debut as Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni at the Semperoper Dresden on January 16. Santuza is Sonia Ganassi, Lucia is Tichina Vaughn, Alfio is Sergey Murzaev, Lola is Christina Bock. Stefano Ranzani conducts the orchestra of the Semperoper Dresden.
Four more performances will follow the premiere, on January 19, 22 and on February 3 and 6.
Two classic verismo operas transport us to rural landscapes. In »Cavalleria rusticana« a soldier returns home to discover that his fiancée is already married. By nonetheless embarking on a love affair with her, he ends up signing his own death warrant. The story of »Pagliacci« also features a jealous murder – here in the ambiguous milieu of a Commedia-dell’arte group. Together these two works will provide a turbulent and emotional evening’s entertainment.