"PERFORMING BEL CANTO: THE DO'S, DON'TS AND MAYBE - NELLY FEATURED ON METROPOLITAN OPERA GUILD PODCAST
Delighted that Nelly has been featured in Matthew Timmermans wonderful Metropolitan Opera Guild podcast, "Performing Bel Canto - Do's, Don'ts, and Maybes"
"In the bel canto repertoire, ornamentation, improvisation, and virtuosity are a singer’s calling card, and audiences wait to hear what new vocal tricks a singer will bring to a role. But how do we know what is an acceptable, or stylistically appropriate ornament, and what would sound out of place? What did composers of the time expect singers to do? In this episode, lecturer Matthew Timmermans is back to guide us through the art of beautiful singing in the bel canto!"
Nelly's spectacular, rare recording of Rosmonda d'Inghilterra can be heard at around the 49 minute mark!
NELLY INTRODUCED AS PRESIDENT OF WALTHAM FOREST MUSIC SOCIETY
Nelly is delighted to have been invited to become the President of Waltham Forest Music Society (formerly Forest Recorded Music Society) following her highly successful performance and talk with them earlier in the year.
The Music Society continues to thrive and grow, and the coming season will bring a rich programme of live recitals, following the success of several of their previous events.
For further information on the society, please visit:
NELLY MIRICIOIU & FRIENDS IN CONCERT - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Stichting La Voix Haarlem presents: 'Nelly Miricioiu and Friends' on Saturday 16 March 2019.
Nelly returns to her beloved Holland to sing in a one-off concert with various guest singers, and stories of her career told by esteemed friends who have followed her since her debut in the Netherlands.
Nelly Miricioiu, sopraan
Hanna-Liisa Kirchin, mezzo-sopraan
Michelle Mallinger, sopraan
Elenora Hu, sopraan
Raoul Steffani, bariton
Hans Schellevis, piano
Gilbert den Broeder, piano
Zaterdag 16 maart, 20.00 uur
Toegang € 30,-
Drankjes € 1,50 koffie/thee, € 2,- fris/bier/wijn
For further information:
NELLY INVITED AS GUEST MASTER & LECTURER AT EUROVOX 2018 - DEN HAAG, THE NETHERLANDS
Nelly is delighted to have been invited to join the faculty of the 2018 Eurovox conference in Den Haag, The Netherlands, as a guest speaker and Maestra.
As visiting guest, Nelly will give a public Masterclass, as well as joining a round table discussion in which she will give her own presentation - "Io son l’umile ancella - The Journey from Singer to Master."
The Eurovox Conference runs from 30th August - 1st September 2018, where Nelly's Masterclass and presentation will be given on the 31st August, at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
Further information can be found here:
NELLY ACCEPTS ROLE OF PATRON WITH AYLESBURY OPERA
Nelly is proud to announce a new and exciting position, as Patron of Aylesbury Opera.
Following their hugely successful recent production of Bellini's Norma, and the first occasion since Nelly's appointment, she writes:
"In a world where people often claim Opera as old fashioned, it is so heartening to see such a diverse group of people commit themselves so deeply to a performance and - importantly - to be welcomed by a full, supportive audience. Their talent, passion and dedication to the Opera is beautiful, and admirable, and I am very proud to be a part of their journey."
NELLY INVITED AS GUEST PERFORMER FOR CHRISTMAS GALA - CRAOIVA OPERA, ROMANIA
We are delighted to announce that Nelly has been invited, as Guest Artist, to perform in the Christmas Gala Concert (Crăciun la Opera) with Craiova Opera Română!
The concert, taking place on December 21st at Teatru Național Marin Sorescu Craiova, will feature an array of talent from Romania, and with Nelly appearing as the leading guest performer.
Nelly's programme, to be performed with Orchestra Operei Române Craiova, will feature a large selection of the repertoire for which she is most acclaimed and loved.
For more information, please visit:
PRINCESS MARINA STURDZA MEMORIAL EVENING - ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE (LONDON)
Nelly was invited to sing at a special celebration of the life of Princess Marina Sturdza of Romania - one of the most important figures in both the Royal history of Romania, but also in the world of philanthropy and charity.
Nelly's appearance was one of the final wishes of Princess Marina, including the repertoire that she hoped would be performed.
Following a series of heartfelt speeches from some of Princess Marina's closest friends and colleagues, and a spectacular performance from fellow Romanian, and esteemed pianist, Sergiu Tuhutiu, Nelly performed a programme of repertoire of Schubert, Mascagni, Puccini and the beautiful Romanian song "Ce te legeni cordial?"
For more information on the life and success of Princess Marina Sturdza, visit:
NELLY AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS CONSTANTIN BRANCOVEANU AWARD - 15TH NOVEMBER 2017
On the evening of the 15th November, surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues, Nelly was awarded a highly prestigious Constantin Brâncoveanu Award.
The award - for which Nelly was nominated by Dan Ghibernea, the former Romanian Ambassador in the UK - was presented bycurrent Ambassador Dan Mihalache, at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.
"The Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards, awarded by the Alexandrion Foundation, were introduced as a form of recognition for outstanding works in the fields of Romanian history, culture and arts."
It is the continued aim of the Alexandrion Foundation, founded by Nawaf Salameh, that these awards honour the values of Romanian culture.
More information on the awards, and the Foundation itself, can be found at:
Further information on Constantin Brâncoveanu, can be found at:
MEDITERRANEAN OPERA STUDIO & FESTIVAL - 24TH JUNE - 6TH AUGUST 2018
Nelly will return to Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival once again in 2018!
MOSF’s performance season features Madama Butterfly, L’Elisir D’Amore, and Le Nozze di Figaro – fully produced with orchestra and staging - as well as concerts of opera scenes with orchestra, and symphonic and chamber music. The course provides a positive training environment for Opera Singers, Auditors of singing technique, Orchestra Musicians, Assistant Conductors, Stage Managers, and Assistant Directors.
For further information, and to apply for the 2018 course, please visit:
NELLY JOINS FACULTY OF LONDON BEL CANTO FESTIVAL - 7TH - 19TH AUGUST 2017
Nelly will join the faculty of the newly formed London Bel Canto Festival - alongside David Parry, Bruce Ford and Kenneth Querns - to give a series of Masterclasses and private lessons. She is delighted to be joining what she feels to be a fantastic new opportunity for young singers, giving them the opportunity to work with some of the most respected musicians and artists in the industry.
For more information please visit:
Dates and exact details of Nelly's involvement in the course will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
NELLY HOSTS AN EVENING OF ITALIAN OPERA
Nelly Miricioiu hosts a salon of Italian Opera for the University Women's Club - alongside mezzo soprano Angela Simkin (ROH Jette Parker Young Artist), tenor Daniel Turner and pianist, Marc Verter.
Repertoire includes Donizetti, Bellini, Puccini, Massenet etc
Tickets are priced at £35 - including a glass of wine.
Date: Thursday 8th June 2017
Time: 6:30 for 7pm
NELLY RETURNS TO MANILA FOR RECITAL & MASTERCLASSES
Nelly is delighted to be returning to her beloved Phillippines, two years after her last visit. She will give a long awaited recital, with esteemed American-Filipino tenor, Arthur Espiritu and pianist, Najib Ismail.
Alongside this exciting recital, Nelly will work in public masterclasses, and private teaching, with some of the most exciting and talented young artists from around the Philippines.
For more information regarding the recital, or to book tickets, please call: TicketWorld 891-9999 or CAEO at tel. no. 997-9483, 782-7164 or 0920-9540053, 0918-347-3027.
NELLY IN CONVERSATION WITH LUMINITA ARVUNESCU
A video of Nelly in conversation with Luminita Arvunescu, for Radio Romania Muzical. This interview took place in March 2016, during Nelly's journey to Bucharest for a recital and celebration of her birthday.
NELLY'S LATEST APPEARANCE ON TVR INTERNATIONAL
Following the evening celebrating Nelly and violinist, Remus Azoitei, at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, and the broadcast of the wonderful documentary by Marius Constantinescu, a further broadcast was shown on TVR International.
Here we get a truly special insight in to the evening, which celebrated the lives and careers of both Nelly and Remus, and see interviews with some of those whose lives have been enriched and affected by these two spectacular artists.
NELLY AWARDED HIGHEST HONOURS IN ROMANIA
The fourth edition of the Bucharest National Opera Gala event took place on Sunday, December 18, 2016, 21.00.
At the fourth edition of the Gala, the Grand Prize was awarded to Ms Nelly Miricioiu - the famous Romanian soprano. On this occasion she was also be awarded the title of "Honorary Citizen" of Iaşi. As well as receiving her honours, Nelly also made an appearance as Special Guest Artist, singing from Il Pirata with the orchestra of Bucharest National Opera, and also performing with her beloved colleague and friend, Roberto Alagna.
The event was broadcast live on TVR 1, TVR International TVR HD, Radio Romania Cultural and Radio Romania Music, starting at 21.00. It was also broadcast live on the official website www.operanb.ro.
Event organized by the Bucharest National Opera in partnership with: Bucharest City Hall by Creart - Creation Center, Art and Tradition of BucharestRomanian Television CompanyRomanian Radio Broadcasting Corporatio
NELLY MIRICIOIU DOCUMENTARY ON TVR INTERNATIONAL
A documentary by renowned journalist and film maker, Marius Constantinescu. has now been aired on Romanian National Television (TVR International). The documentary focuses on Nelly's life and dedication to her art, career and family, and celebrates her contribution to both Romanian & English Culture.
To see the documentary in full, please visit: http://www.tvrplus.ro/editie-biografii-de-tinut-minte-510945
NELLY MIRICIOIU & REMUS AZOITEI - TWO BIOGRAPHIES TO REMEMBER
As Romanian National Television prepares to launch 'Biographies to Remember', a series of portraits devoted to the great Romanians living abroad, we are celebrating two of the most admired figures of the Romanian community in Britain: opera star Nelly Miricioiu and violin wizard Remus Azoiței. The event is organised in partnership with Romanian broadcaster’s International Channel (TVRI) and will also feature, along with the memorable encounter with the two amazing musicians, performing together for the first time, the premiere of the biographical documentaries that honour their achievements. With guest speakers Cristina Leorenţ, TVRI General Manager, and Marius Constantinescu, the creator of 'Biographies to Remember'.
For more informaton, please visit: http://www.icr-london.co.uk/article/nelly-miriciou-and-remus-azoitei-two-biographies-to-remember.html
MEDITERRANEAN OPERA STUDIO & FESTIVAL
Nelly joins the Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival once again this coming summer, both as master of voice and - in an exciting new venture - as Director!
She will direct the festival's production of Puccini's La Boheme, which will be featured alongside Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and a concert performance of Puccini's Tosca.
For more information, including audition and application requirements, course fee information & details of the 2017 faculty, please visit:
NELLY FEATURED IN ART INSTALLATION BY TURNER PRIZE WINNER
Nelly is incredibly proud to feature in this wonderful installation, by Turner Prize winning artist, Yinka Shonibare MBE. At a time when migration, and immigration, seems to be the centre of so many discussions and issues, it is wonderful to see such a beautiful celebration of so many people who have made a mark in history, and who represent so many more people who continue to make a mark today.
MASTERCLASS - HONG KONG, CHINA
Nelly travels to Hong Kong as a visiting professor, giving public and private masterclasses to a group of exciting young singers. The visit, which takes place between 19-29th April 2017, will be Nelly's teaching debut in Hong Kong.
More information to follow.
GRAND OPERA VOCAL COMPETITION
Nelly travels to Moscow to sit on the Jury of the "Grand Opera Vocal Competition" for the Kultura TV Channel.
The competition, which takes place over several months, will see Nelly travel to Russia regularly to be filmed, and to listen to some of Russia's most exciting young talent.
To follow the Competition and it's progress, please visit:
NELLY IN ELLE MAGAZINE
Nelly was featured in the Romanian edition of ELLE Magazine (June 2016), in an article celebrating her Romanian Cultural background, her escape from the Communist regime, and the success of her international career.
A CELEBRATION OF NELLY'S LIFE AND ART
Nelly recently returned to Romania, where she was celebrated by Radio Romania on her 64th Birthday. She was interviewed by Luminita Arvunescu in a special evening at the Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest, as well as interviews for TV and Radio.
Nelly was overwhelmed to be presented with a Diploma of Excellence from the Minister of Culture in Romania - one of the highest cultural honours an artist can receive. The video of this special moment can be viewed here:
WASHINGTON CONCERT OPERA 30th ANNIVERSARY
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Washington Concert Opera, Nelly was interviewed as part of an article chronicling the companies history, and exploring the spectacular range of artists who graced it's platform!
Read the article below for a fantastic interview with Nelly, but also to read about the value and respect with which Nelly is held in the eyes of the WCO audience and community!