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La Boheme and Tosca in Bucharest, November 2017

Teodor Ilincai will be Rodolfo in La Boheme at the National Opera Bucharest on November 18. Iulia Maria Dan is Mimi, Cristina Maria Oltean is Musetta, Alexandru Constantin, Csaba Sandor and Filip Panait complete the cast. 
Tosca, in concert version, will be presented on November 30, with Teodor Ilincai as Mario Cavaradossi, Bianca Margean as Floria Tosca and Lucian Petrean as Scarpia. 

Evgeni Onegin, Bucharest, October 21

Teodor Ilincai will be Lenski in Evgeni Onegin at the National Opera Bucharest on October 21. Tickets available online

Concert with Angela Gheorghiu, Bucharest, September 15

I'm happy and extremely honored to sing in Bucharest alongside the prestigious soprano Angela Gheorghiu and George Enescu Philarmonic Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Eugene Kohn. This is a free event. More details on the website of the event

Royal charitable concert, Bucharest, October 25

On the occasion of His Majesty King Michael's birthday and in the presence of members of the Royal Family, Princess Margareta of Romanian Foundation organizes a concert in which will take part internationally renowned Romanian artists.

 
This anniversary edition brings together three of the artists that performed along the ten years of existence of the Royal Concert: Remus Azoitei, Alexandra Dariescu and Teodor Ilincai, accompanied by the Orchestra of the acompaniati de Orchestra of the Princess Margareta of Romanian Foundation, conducted by Tiberiu Soare.
 
 
The event will take place on October 25 at 7pm at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. The funds raised through the Royal Charitable Concert will support the Young Talents Program, through which the Foundation offers individual scholarships to support the most talented young artists, from low-income Romanian families.
 
 
 

In conversation, Bucharest, July 18

Teodor Ilincai is the special guest of this month's session of interviews entitled "Stories with artists" by Laboratorul de Arta. It will take place in Bucharest, in Verona Garden, on July 18 starting at 7:00pm. It is a free event, seat reservation is advised. 
 
 
 

Don Carlo, Berlin, June 2017

Teodor Ilincai is Don Carlo in a 2011 production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He's scheduled to perform in four performances (June 24, 29; July 2, 6) alongside Etienne Dupuis (Rodrigo), Kristin Lewis (Elisabeta), Jamie Barton (Eboli) and Giacomo Prestia (King Phillip). 

In none of the opera’s characters does the light of reason sparkle. Prisoners of their situations, prisoners of their own reins of control and of their own making, above all prisoners of a deadly, ever-looming spiritual power greater even than secular hegemony… Verdi captures the essential helplessness of human beings entangled in this network of terror: at best, death brings release.

Don Carlo, Marseille, June 2017

"...le jeune ténor roumain Teodor Ilincaï campe un superbe Don Carlo dont il déploie avec facilité toutes les palettes de la richesse vocale : timbre déchirant dans la douleur intimiste, puissante émission dans les effusions passionnelles". 
Jean-Luc Vannier - musicologie.org
 
Don Carlo, Marseille. Photo: Christian Dresse
Don Carlo, Marseille. Photo: Christian Dresse
 

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

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London ground-breaking partnership with The Royal Opera House continues with an event dedicated to Romanian tenor Teodor Illincăi who stars as Pinkerton at the Covent Garden’s delightful “Madama Butterfly”. The evening, chaired by The Royal Opera’s Head Staff Director Amy Lane, features a conversation between the famed tenor and conductor Paul Wynne Griffiths about his beginnings, his career so far and how to make Pinkerton a memorable role. Teodor Ilincăi will perform extracts from “Madama Butterfly” with baritone Gyula Nagy, a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists programme.
 
The event will take place at the Romanian Cultural Institute (1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PH, United Kingdom) on April 21, 19:00 - 21:30.
 
 

Madama Butterfly in London

Teodor Ilincai will be PInkerton in five performances of Madama Butterfly at the Royal Opera House between April 13 - 25. He will perform alongside Ana María Martínez (Cio Cio San), Scott Hendricks (Sharpless), Carlo Bosi (Goro) and Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki).
 
Giacomo Puccini was entranced by David Belasco’s play Madame Butterfly (based on a popular short story by John Luther Long) when he saw it in London in 1900. He harnessed the talents of librettists Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (with whom Puccini had created La bohème and Tosca) to adapt Cio-Cio-San’s tragic tale for the operatic stage. Although the premiere at La Scala, Milan, in 1904 was poorly received, that same year Puccini revised and restaged the opera for performances in Brescia, to great acclaim. Madama Butterfly quickly became a hugely popular opera with performers and audiences alike, and remains one of Puccini’s most performed works.
 

Tosca in Sydney

Great Tosca opening at Sydney Opera House! Congratulations to everyone!

Tosca opens in Sydney on February 17

Tosca is a war drama that draws you in from the first notes and holds you fast, as a gripping story of love, lust and betrayal that unfolds at breakneck pace.
 
John Bell's intense production relocates the opera to Nazi-occupied Rome, seeking to recapture the shock Puccini's original audience might have felt seeing a war they remembered, depicted on stage. Bell doesn't want you to watch a tragedy of fiction.
"This is a true story: it has happened many, many times over throughout history, it happened during the world wars, it's happening now, somewhere in the world," he explains. "A tyrannical regime, resistance fighters hunted down, women forced to give sexual favours in order to protect a loved one — these things are still happening, and always have been, during war."
It's a reality we all recognise, that we see on the news: the everyday banality of evil.
 
The sets are truly awe-inspiring, from the perfect recreation of a Roman basilica, to the cold impassive power of Scarpia's fascist headquarters.
 
In Tosca, some of the most powerful music in opera must be sung by three powerhouse performers, and here, glorious voices led by Spanish soprano Ainhoa Arteta, Romanian tenor Teodor Ilincai, Italian baritone Lucio Gallo, and conducted by Christian Badea, will make you fall under Tosca's spell.
 
 

La Boheme at National Opera Bucharest, January 27

Back to the National Opera Bucharest with La Boheme on January 27. It is a special event bringing together dear colleagues, Anita Hartig (Mimi), Adriana Marcu (Musetta), Adrian Marcan (Marcello), Sándor Csaba (Schaunard), Marius Bolos (Colline) and Mihnea Lamatic (Benoît). Tiberiu Soare is conducting the orchestra of the National Opera Bucharest.
 
 

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

Honoured to take part in the "Hibla Gerzmava invites" opera gala at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre on November 17. 
Felix Korobov conducts the Orchestra of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre.
 
More info on the website of the theatre.
 

 

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.

 

 

Upcoming events

 
November 18
Bucharest National Opera
La Boheme
 
November 30
Tosca