Acclaimed soprano Delia Noble, who is set to appear alongside legendary Placido Domingo as Musetta in a new production of 'La Bohème', and young pianist Alexandru Lazăr team-up for a feast of operatic evergreens and Romanian songs on one of the most beautiful musical stages in London.
Delia Noble began her singing career in Iași, Romania and continued her musical studies at the National Conservatory of Paris. She was awarded the main award of Lanterna D’Argento in Genova, Italy. She also received in 2007 the prestigious Grand Prize of Interpretation, offered by the Principality of Monaco, after an electric debut as Susanna in 'The Marriage of Figaro'. Delia has worked alongside recognized masters like Ileana Cotrubaș, Montserrat Caballé and Jannine Reiss, Maria Callas’s coach and voice teacher, with whom she regularly undertakes master classes. She is a close collaborator of renowned conductor Lawrence Foster. At the Opera of Monte Carlo, Delia featured as Mimi in 'La Bohème', in a production starring Andrea Bocelli, and as Missia Palmieri in 'The Merry Widow'; at the Opera of Nice, she was Lisa in 'The Land of Smiles' by F. Lehar; at the Opera of Monaco, she played Violetta in 'La Traviata' along with Franck Ferrari and Marguerite in Gounod’s 'Faust' next to the baritone Davide Damiani. She has also been a constant presence at the operas of Toulon, Marseille and Montpellier, and has given solo recitals with the Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra under the musical direction of Rene Koering. By love of Romania, her country of birth, and of France, her adopted country, Delia has founded the association 'Les Voix Nobles, which aims at promoting young artists through cultural exchanges between the two countries. Throughout her charity work, she has enjoyed support from the Embassy of Romania in Paris, the General Consulate of Romania in Marseille as well as cultural personalities like J.P. Foucault, Janine Reiss, Leontina Văduva, and Viorica Cortez.
Alexandru Ioan Lăzar was born in 1993 and has started his musical training in Deva, Romania at the age of seven. Over the years, Alexandru has participated in numerous national and international competitions. Some of his most important prizes are: the First Prize and the Gold Medal at the Maryse Cheillan Piano Competition in Hyere, France; the First Prize at the Giovanni Talenti International Piano Competition in San Bartolomeo al Mare, Italy; the First and the Grand Prize at the Orpheus Euro Regional Piano Competition in Târgu Jiu, Romania and the J.S. Bach Prize at the Dinu Lipatti International Piano Competition in Romania. Alexandru has taken part in masterclasses conducted by Daniel Goiti, Matei Varga, Eduard Kunz, and others. He is currently finishing a degree with Professor Norma Fisher at the Royal College of Music in London.
Gounod – La valse de Juliette from Roméo et Juliette
Puccini – Quando men vo from La Bohème
Puccini – La canzone di Doretta from La Rondine
Puccini – O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Massenet – Je marche sur tout les chemins from La Gavotte Manon
Gounod – Air de bijoux from Faust
Puccini – Mi chiamano Mimi from La Bohème
Bernstein – Glitter and Be Gay
Grigoriu – Valurile Dunarii (The Danube Waves)
H. Arlen – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Bernstein – I feel Pretty
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