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Andrea Bocelli Concert in Bucharest

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One of the most popular singers in the world, Andrea Bocelli, is finally coming to Romania! The beloved Italian tenor, who lost his sight after a football accident, decided to organize two main concerts in the Romanian capital and in the second most important cultural city in the same country, Cluj. The concerts are part of Bocelli’s World Tour 2017, which focuses on the 20-year anniversary of his album ‘Romanza’. It will be launched in a special version following the concerts.

The concert will be divided into two parts. During the first part of his concert, Andrea Bocelli will sing famous opera songs with his own unique voice. The second part of the concert will focus on Bocelli’s most famous songs from his last albums, ‘Cinema’ and ‘Romanza’, the 20-year anniversary version.

The concert goers will see and listen to Andrea Bocelli singing some of the songs that made him famous, songs from famous musicals such as West Side Story, as well as songs from movies such as The Godfather, The Postman, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and many more. Most of the songs are part of the Romanza album, which is Bocelli’s most successful album of all time, having been sold in more copies than any other Italian album ever.

Bocelli’s World Tour 2017 takes place in 18 countries all around the world and in cities such as Miami, Oslo, Atlanta, Copenhagen, Budapest, Helsinki and many more. The concerts in Cluj and Bucharest have been advertised as concerts that bring people together. Andrea Bocelli’s songs, known for their sensibility and the emotional attachment each of them has, have the possibility to bring people together. His unique voice which cannot be matched by anyone in the world, combined with the fact that he is blind truly makes his concerts a blessing and an event that anyone must participate in.

The ‘Romanza’ album is by far Andrea Bocelli’s most popular album, containing famous songs such as Vivo Per Lei, Miserere, Vivere and of course, Romanza, the song that lends its name to the album. It was sold in 20 million copies worldwide, which makes it the most popular Italian album of all time. Together with ‘Romanza’, Andrea Bocelli has released 16 studio albums, generally one every two years. After gaining international attention, he began collaborating with famous names from the international pop scene such as Celine Dion and lately, Ariana Grande.

Andrea Bocelli’s singing style has been described by many opera connoisseurs as unique. Although there are plenty of tenors all around the world, his voice is much warmer and its beauty ‘touches the listener’, as the Puerto Rican soprano Ana Maria Martinez stated once about the man she often collaborates with. The great tenor Luciano Pavarotti, after hearing him sing, supported him and pushed him to record a song with a famous rock star, Zucchero, a song that would eventually catapult him to international fame. After this collaboration, his career began going up and it has not started ever since. He also has his own star on Los Angeles’ Hollywood Boulevard which he received in 2013.

The concerts that will be organized in Bucharest and Cluj aim to give the people an unforgettable experience. They will be able to listen to Andrea Bocelli’s greatest hits, together with new songs from his last two albums, which in itself is a great experience. However, this tour focuses on creating a magical atmosphere which, coupled with Bocelli’s stunning voice, will be worth every penny.

The concerts will also have special props that will enhance the experience of the audience. Bocelli will sing opera songs, as well as popular pop songs loved by millions, mixed with opera elements that made him famous. All in all, this will be a great experience. There are many discounts for the tickets offered by phone companies, particularly Telekom, who is a major sponsor of these concerts. Hurry up and get your own ticket! Losing this great opportunity is not worth anything in the world!

Date: 22 June 2017

Location: Piața Constituției, București

Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna Concert

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If you are lucky to be in Bucharest during the month of December, for sure you will be impressed by the transformation of the city. Apart from the special feeling that Romanians have towards winter holidays, you will be happy to see the city coming to life. The streets of the city are decorated with thousand of Christmas lights, the Christmas traditions of Romanians come to life and there are dozens of events that you can attend in the days before Christmas. If you don’t know what to choose, we have a recommendation for you that you can’t neglect.

This year, on 23 of December you can attend an incredible concert in Sala Palatului, one of the biggest locations that hold concerts and events from the city. The famous Schoebrunn Orchestra from Viena will impress the heart of anyone who is listening. Well known all over the world for their talented musicians and emotional show, this is a concert that you should not miss.

Although Bucharest is known as “the small Paris”, for sure you will feel like you are walking the historical streets of Vienna while listening to the orchestra. The concert that is being held every year in the Schoebrunn Palace in Vienna is gathering hundreds of people every time, and there is a waiting list for a few years to get tickets. That is yet another reason to take advantage of this occasion and spend the day before the Christmas Eve in a magical atmosphere.

Apart from the Orchestra itself, you will have the chance to see the talented director Guido Mancusi and the incredible soprano, Arkovska Milena. In total, a band of 25 people will open your journey in the world of classical music. No matter if you are passionate about this type of show or not, there’s no one who will not enjoy this powerful, yet delicate and subtle proof of the magic of music.

Why is the Orchestra so famous? They don’t only have an incredible talent, but they also have years and years of tradition in their past. Decades ago the noble people of Vienna were listening to the same songs, and now you have the chance to do it too. From classic Italian songs to modern European ones, there’s nothing they can’t bring to life.

The tickets are for sale already and they will be until they are sold out, and this means that you should hurry and get yours now. Sala Palatului room offers great acoustics as well as great places that will allow you to see the musicians, not only heart them.

Best Bon Jovi Live Tribute

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Thursday, 17 September starting with 21:30, BestMusic Live Concerts invites you to Hard Rock Café to listen the greatest Bon Jovi hits brought to you by the Italian music band “New Jersey” in an amazing show called “Best Bon Jovi Live Tribute”. After the successful show that took place at the beginning of this year, the Italian artists return to Bucharest to once more bring together Bon Jovi fans at the Hard Rock Café.

Founded in 2007, the “New Jersey” music band is considered the world’s best tribute to Bon Jovi’s work. The tribute band has its origins in Italy and it is composed of professional musicians, whose declared mission is to bring in front of the audience the same orchestral arrangements as the original ones and the unique feel of a Bon Jovi show. In the prop of the “New Jersey” band you will always find the famous double guitar fingerboard which gives the unique sound to the iconic song “Wanted Dead or Alive”.

At every concert held at Hard Rock Café you have the opportunity of enjoying the reunion with true music legends, in a unique ambiance. Your favorite artists are right next to you, the collection of souvenirs brings you back among the most important pages of rock history and the quality of the sound offers the best live experience ever.

Tickets for the show “Best Bon Jovi Live Tribute” are available in electronic format on Iabilet.ro or in the partner stores such as Muzica Shop, Perfect Tour, Uman stores, V Generation, Say, IQ Box and also at the Hard Rock Café.

The tickets are available for purchase for the following prices:

  • 55 lei for the VIP places located in front of the stage. These are in a limited number of 80 tickets.
  • 39 lei for the places located at the tables from the hall, in the smoking or no smoking area.

There are available tickets without a seat as well. These cost 39 lei each. In the day of the event, the VIP tickets with seats in front of the stage will cost 60 lei and the ones with general access will cost 45 lei( smoking or no smoking).

Hard Rock Café Bucharest is located in the Herastrau Park on the Kiseleff Highway at number 32. This building is the preferred location for the best rock concerts in Bucharest, the place where fans meet to celebrate their favorite musicians, where tributes to rock legends are brought and where live music reaches unparalleled odds.

If you are one of the numerous fans of Bon Jovi and you are looking to take part in an unforgettable event sustained by the amazing Italian “New Jersey” band then don’t miss out on the “Best Bon Jovi Live Tribute” event, a concert that brings you the authentic vibe of the unique Bon Jovi shows.

BestMusic Live Concerts welcomes you at Hard Rock Café for an unforgettable night with the Italian band “New Jersey”! Be there on the 17th of September to sing together the famous Bed Of Roses”, “Living On A Prayer”, “Keep The Faith”, “Blaze Of Glory”, “Runaway”, “It’s My Life”, “Always” and many other Bon Jovi songs that took over the International music charts.

The Romanian National Opera Bucharest

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The Romanian National Opera Bucharest is one of the four National Operas in Romania and it is considered the largest lyrical theater in the country. The name “Romanian Opera” was used nationwide long before a special building was designated for hosting the many local opera and ballet shows. The writer, conductor and singer George Stephanescu is the one who has always fought for creating this artistic institution, which he funded under the name “The Romanian Opera Company”.

The Romanian lyric theater tradition has more than two centuries, marked by outstanding artists that have enriched our country’s musical culture. At the beginning of 1772 historians mention the presence of an opera band in Bucharest, but only in 1919 the Romanian National Opera was funded. Starting then, it has become the first lyrical stage in the country where the most important opera concerts were held. Its repertory includes over 150 titles of opera and ballet, some of the most diversified and spectacular International music pieces ever created.

A particular attention was shown to the development of the Romanian classical music, which has known a remarkable progress thanks to the work of world famous writers such as Gheorghe Dumitrescu, George Enescu, Zeno Vancea, Alfred Mendelsohn, Mircea Kiriac, Laurentiu Profeta and Cornel Trailescu. The new location of the Romanian National Opera was built in 1953, in Bucharest, and it represents a more appropriate and elegant setting for hosting the wonderful and rich opera and ballet stage offered by Romanian culture.

Bucharest’s lyrical band was launched on the 8th of May 1885, hosting progressively a repertory that became richer by the day. At the beginning, the company included mostly Italian and French opera that were very popular at that moment, but also comedy opera from the National portfolio, in which debuted some of the most iconic Romanian voices of all time.

Although the existence of an artistic Romanian band of lyrical theater known as the Romanian Opera Company was made public in 1885, the founding of the Romanian Opera as an institution financed by the Public Budget was possible only in 1921. The absolute premiere took place with the Lohengrin opera show under the directions of George Enescu.

The current building of the Romanian Opera, with a capacity of 952 places, was constructed in 1953 according to the sketch of the famous architect Octav Doicescu. It was named the Opera and Ballet Theater and it was focused on two big International events: the third World Youth Congress (25-30 July) and the fourth World Festival of Youth and Students (2-14 August), but it was inaugurated only on the 9th of January 1954 when the “Queen of Spades” opera show by Piotr Ilici Ceaikovski was hosted.

The façade of the building has a portico with three monumental arcades decorated with the statues of four muses and three access doors which allow the entrance in the sumptuous lobby constructed on two levels. The building is listed on the list of Bucharest’s historical monuments with the code B-II-m-B-19004.

The opera hall has a horseshoe shape. The stage is 24 meters wide, 20 meters deep and 30 meters tall. At the last floor there is the Opera Museum. In the park located in front of the building there is the statue of the great musician George Enescu, a bronze sculpture made by Ion Jalea. Also in front of the building, but facing the entrance, there is the statue of the writer Gheorghe Stephanescu (1843 – 1925), the founder of the Romanian Opera.

On the building’s front side instead of two smaller arcades, which used to initially frame the larger ones, two reliefs were added, one that depicts an opera scene (made by the sculptors Zoe Baicoianu and Boris Caragea), and the other of two ballet dancers flying( the sculptor being Ion Vlad). In the opera hall there is a magnificent chandelier with 100 branches made on golden crystal. Occasionally, some shows are hosted in the Yellow Foyer, which has a capacity of maximum 200 places.

Best Places with Live Music in Bucharest

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Like any other European capital city, Bucharest has a wide range of entertainment options, ranging from night clubs, theaters and restaurants to live music places and coffee shops. If you are a music lover, here are a few place where you can see your local idols live performing on scene:

OAR Garden

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A green oasis right in the heart of the capital, OAR garden is situated on Arthur Verona Street, at no. 19. This nice place where you spend late and hot summer nights detaching yourself from the daily worries is also one of the best places with live music in Bucharest.

The entire yard is covered with grass, and the lawn is well maintained throughout the season. The tables are placed in the shade of huge trees, and around the tables you will find comfortable sofas and chairs, inviting you to sit here with a glass of wine and enjoy the music. Jazz evenings are a regular presence on Garden OAR’s agenda. Besides jazz, at OAR Garden you can find from time to time a photo exhibition, or handmade fair. Such events are always in tune with the style of the garden – a non-conformist and unplugged atmosphere.

Hard Rock Cafe

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Located in Bucharest’s largest park and featuring a generous surface of over 1500 square meters, Hard Rock Cafe is not only the largest European coffee shop of the chain, but also one of the best live music places in Bucharest. With an inside seating capacity of 300 people and 150 seats on the terrace, Hard Rock Cafe is a nice place for a concert. Check the agenda or subscribe to their newsletter and keep yourself informed with the upcoming concerts. You will surprised to see on the list top local and international names.

La Mia Musica

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La Mia Musica is a new restaurant concept which offers not only delicious food, but also live music nights in a stylish decor. If you want to taste dishes concocted by the Italian chef, Liberti Vincenzo and listen to some of the best music in town, book your table at La Mia Musica Ristorante. This is a place for refined people where you can choose between a jazz evening, a cafe concert, blues, rock, stand-up comedy as well as magic shows. Everything is planned carefully for your best entertainment!

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