An inner glow emanates from the Konzerthausorchester on Friday, melody, middle voices and bass fundamentals develop acoustic depth, because each of the participants feels addressed by the maestro, regardless of whether they are currently playing a main or supporting role in this team play.
Der Tagesspiegel Berlin
“Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra Timisoara
Requiem to the memory of the victims of Communism commissioned piece
Timisoara, Capitol Hall
Love, murder out of jealousy, rebellion against fate, reconciliation with fellow human beings and with nature - these are the themes that Arnold Schoenberg weaves together, sometimes with a song-like delicacy, sometimes with overwhelming musical power, in the concert piece with the largest ensemble in the entire orchestral literature: Gurre-Lieder.
Gabriel Bebeșelea leads over 400 instrumentalists and lyrical artists from Germany and Romania in performances of this monumental work on the 22. and 23. September at the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Gera and on the 28. and 29. September in the Roses' Park Timisoara.Part of Timisoara's European Capital of Culture 2023 programme, the Gabriel Bebeșelea led production is performed by the "Banatul" Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir Timisoara, the Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg Gera, the Opernchor des Theaters Altenburg Gera, Choir of the National Opera House Timisoara, the Konzertchor Rutheneum, the "Ion Vidu" National College of Art's Choir and features Roy Cornelius Smith (Waldemar), Michaela Kaune (Tove), Ruxandra Donose (Waldtaube), Cosmin Ifrim (Klaus Narr), Alejandro Lárraga Schleske / Bogdan Baciu (Peasant) and Johannes Schwärsk (the Narrator) as soloists.
Sunday, the 10th of September, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads two concerts in the frames of the "George Enescu” Festival.
With the Romanian Chamber Orchestra, Bebeșelea will perform a family concert, presenting works by Mozart, Bartok and Gandolfi.
In the afternoon, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads Musica Ricercata in the "Transilvania (Bel)cantans" entitled programme, which features music by Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti and excerpts from Valentino Fioravanti’s opera "La foresta d’Hermanstad”.
The concept of the "Transilvania (Bel)cantas” programme originates from "La Foresta d'Hermanstad", an opera composed in 1812 in Naples by Valentino Fioravanti, one of Gioachino Rossini's mentors, which is set in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, that periods’s capital of Transylvania. The connection between this opera and the two bel canto titans - Rossini and Donizetti - is the archive in Naples, where all the manuscripts of the works that will be performed in Sunday’s concert can be found. "La Foresta d'Hermanstad" was discovered by Gabriel Bebeșelea in Naples after extensive research. He also undertook the transcription and editing of the 800 pages manuscript, preparing it for a modern premiere of the opera.
Taking center stage as soloists for this concert are tenor Lawrence Brownlee, soprano Rodica Vica and baritone Mihail Dogotari.