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Hailed as a singing-actress, Nelly Miricioiu is one of the most versatile artists of our day. Her repertoire extends from Mozart and bel canto to Verdi, Puccini and the verismo to modern Italian opera Respighi and Zadonai, taking in French and Russian composers too. Her artistry has been praised by everyone, from fans to critics and fellow opera singers. She has sung all over the world on the most prestigious opera stages, from the Royal Opera House to La Scala, to the Met,to Sydney Opera House, to Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. For all that and more you can visit her official website, www.nellymiricioiu.com. This is something different. Rarely can all the official data and information convey the soul of an artist, the energy behind the artistry, the story behind each character, the person who goes home once the thick opera curtains have fallen. This is why Nelly and I, have come up with an idea of a blog. Welcome to Nelly's blog,the woman behind the diva.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Adriana in Timisoara with Marianne

Nelly and Marianne Cornetti are confirmed to sing Adriana Lecouvreur in Timisoara, Romania in April this year and it will be for the first time they will perform together in Romania although Marianne has visited Romania with Nelly on numerous occasions.

Here are some fun facts for you:

Although they have been best friends for a long time Marianne and Nelly will play the sworn rivals Adriana Lecouvreur and Principessa de Bouillon, bringing all the guns out for the love of Maurizio

After some fiery vocal displays in the second and third act, the princess is the one who kills Adriana by sending her a bouquet of poisoned flowers (the real Adriane Lecouvreur actually managed to survive an assassination attempt which involved poisoned cookies and died of dysentery in the arms of Voltaire).

Marianne and Nelly became friends during a 2002 Adriana Lecouvreur performance in Rome (see the picture, Nelly, Marianne ,Salvatore Licitra and Daniel Oren)

This is one of Nelly's favourite roles. She debuted it in 2000 at La Scala and sung it since then on numerous occasions to great acclaim.

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