The Romanian Cultural Institute’s ground-breaking partnership with The Royal Opera House continues with an event dedicated to Romanian tenor Teodor Ilincăi who stars as Pinkerton in the Covent Garden’s delightful ‘Madama Butterfly’.
The evening, chaired by The Royal Opera’s Head Staff Director Amy Lane, features a conversation with the famed tenor and conductor Paul Wynne Griffiths about his beginnings, his career so far and how to make Pinkerton a memorable role. Teodor Ilincăi will perform extracts from ‘Madama Butterfly’ with baritone Gyula Nagy, a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists programme.
Romanian tenor Teodor Ilincăi made his Royal Opera debut in 2009 as Rodolfo (‘La bohème’) and reprised the role in 2013. In summer 2015 he sang Macduff (‘Macbeth’) on The Royal Opera’s tour to Japan. Ilincăi studied at the Conservatory in Bucharest with Corneliu Fânâteanu. He began his operatic career as a soloist of Bucharest National Opera, singing roles including Macduff, Ismaele (‘Nabucco’), Rodolfo and Lensky (‘Eugene Onegin’). He also performed widely in concert, in repertory including ‘Carmina Burana’, Rossini’s ‘Stabat Mater’ and Dvorák’s ‘Requiem’. He made his international debut in 2009 as Macduff for Hamburg State Opera, followed by performances as Ismaele for Vienna State Opera.
Entrance is free but it is required to book your ticket on Eventbrite.
Please note that the seating is unreserved.