The Comic Opera for Children ends the season with an extraordinary show dedicated to Giacomo Puccini

“O, mio ​​babbino caro”, one of the most famous arias of the great composer, Giacomo Puccini, gives the name to the Gala performance that ends the season of the Comic Opera for Children, scheduled for June 29, from 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the institution . A grandiose event marking a century since Puccini’s death and an extraordinary opportunity for the audience of the Opera Comica for Children to get to know the genius of the Italian composer. The show is aimed at audiences over 7 years old.

Featured guests at the “O, mio ​​babbino caro, Puccini” Gala

“O, mio ​​babbino caro, Puccini” (O, my dear daddy, Puccini) bears the signature of master Cristian Mihăilescu, a director with vast experience in staging Puccini’s creation.

Renowned artists will take the stage such as: Cellia Costea, soloist of the National Opera in Athens and winner of the “Award for the best artist of the year” from the Union of Greek Theater Critics, who sings on great stages of the world such as the Covent Garden Opera in London , the State Operas of Vienna, Berlin, etc.; tenor Florin Guzgă from the Iaşi Opera, winner of the 2nd prize and the special prize for tenors “Galliano Masini” in the “Vincenzo Bellini” International Competition in Italy and baritone Mihai Damian, winner of the “Verum Solitus Vocal Competition” from 2023 from Cluj-Napoca.

The soloists of the Children’s Comic Opera: Bogdan Podlovschi, Oana Șerban, Vicentiu Țăranu, Andrei Mihalcea, Gjergji Mani, Raluca Oprea, Andreea Iftimescu, Daniel Pascariu, but also young people in full force such as Cristina Fieraru, Claudia Marinescu and Daria Bârzu will perform well-known fragments from the works of the famous composer. The impressive Puccinian orchestra, conducted by Gheorghe Iliuță and Alexandru Ilie, will complete the grandiose show.

A genius that must be known

“The aria that gives the gala its name – > – is found in the one-act opera >, presented to the public for the first time in 1918, simultaneously in New York and Rome. It is sung by Lauretta, Schicchi’s daughter, who begs her father to allow her to marry Rinuccio, the young man she loves. Her heartfelt prayer, delivered through the aria, which translates as >, introduces a touch of innocence and sincerity to the otherwise humorous and satirical narrative. Could anything be more appropriate for the Children’s Comic Opera?!”said Felicia Filip, the manager of the institution.

The Comic Opera for Children, through the show “O, mio ​​babbino caro, Puccini”, once again achieves its most important goal, that of educating the young public by promoting important cultural landmarks such as the music of Giacomo Puccini. Composer who left behind not only notes on the keyboard, but a whole vision of the stage of life. He wrote about what it means to love, to suffer, to struggle, and ultimately to find beauty in imperfections. It is the reason why, even in an era dominated by technology and exhausting rhythms, his works continue to be loved and inspire. For this and for the uplifting mood that will be transmitted on Saturday in the Great Hall of the Children’s Comic Opera, the audience over 7 years of age is invited to participate in the extraordinary show at the end of the season.