and Highly Esteemed Miss Nicolesco,
allow me to avail myself of this opportunity to warmly thank you for the
privilege of having invited me to be a member of the Jury of the Hariclea
Darclée International Voice Competition. The attention granted to the
smallest details, the general enthusiasm I witnessed were absolutely unique. All
my expectations concerning the artistic level have been exceeded, starting with
the two opera productions of the highest level, Mozart’s Idomeneo
and Don Giovanni, as well as the inaugural concert and the grand finale.
do not know of any other voice contest able to rank in all the moments of its
events at such a high level as the one dedicated to Hariclea Darclée’s memory
in Braila, and I think that the explanation consists of the extreme intensity of
the event under all its aspects. This is more than a usual voice contest, it is
at the same time a competition, a master class and a genuine musical festival.
This is what makes it incomparable and unique. That is why I am so happy to send
to the young artists whose career started in Braila my best wishes for good luck
on the road they have embarked upon.
with you, Miss Nicolesco, I would also like to address my warm thanks to all
those who have stood by you, for the wonderful moments we have all experienced.
There are voice contests in the world, but there is only one Braila and only one
Hariclea Darclée International Voice