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SEP 22, 23, 28, 29, 2023

BEBEȘELEA CONDUCTS
SCHOENBERG'S GURRE-LIEDER

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.

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SEPT 09, 2023

GABRIEL BEBEȘELEA AT THE
"GEORGE ENESCU" FESTIVAL

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. 

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AUG 01, 2023

BEBEȘELEA CONDUCTS
BEETHOVEN'S 9TH SYMPHONY

On the 4th of August, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the “Banatul” Philharmonic Orchestra of Timisoara and a community choir in a performance of Beethoven’s landmark Ninth Symphony. The orchestra and choir are joined onstage by soloists Adela Zaharia, Roxana Constantinescu, Cosmin  Ifrim and Serban Vasile. Beethoven’s joyful anthem for humanity will be performed in the Roses Park in Timisoara, in the frames of the city’s European Capital of Culture season 2023. 

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JULY 10, 2023

MUSICA RICERCATA OP.5

Between 20. - 26. July, the Musica Ricercata Op. 5, whose founder and artistic director Gabriel Bebeșelea is, takes place in Sibiu. This year’s edition is dedicated to Ligeti's Centenary and is titled LIGESTEZIA. Under the slogan “Look to the sound, listen to the colour", the seven-day festival will take the audience through a musical, literary and architectural rainbow, featuring extraordinary concerts and recitals, audience talks, experimental concerts, leading cultural personalities, architectural diversity and symbolic lights. It will all culminate in an extraordinary concert by the "Transilvania" State Philharmonic in the Grand Square, whose repertoire will be closely linked both to Sibiu and to Ligeti's innovative concepts.

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JUNE 22, 2023

BEBEȘELEA CONDUCTS CILEA'S ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

On the 30th of June, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads Francesco Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur at the Romanian National Opera House in Timisoara, in the frames of the city’s European Capital of Culture season 2023. The cast comprises Paula Iancic, Teodor Ilincai, Ramona Zaharia, Dan Pataca, Cristian Balasescu, Octavian Vlaicu, Diana Chirila, Gabriella Varvari, Iulian Ioan Iosip, Marius Zaharia and Mugurel Chirila and the performance's director is Mario de Carlo.

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JUNE 09, 2023

DEBUT WITH THE ORCHESTRE PHILHARMONIQUE DE MARSEILLE

Gabriel Bebeșelea is making his debut with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille on the 21st of June, conducting a programme that includes Sibelius' Violin Concerto with soloist Sergey Khachatryan, Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" and excerpts from Smetana’s "Ma Vlast".

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