Discover the beauty of classical music in the natural amphitheater from Orheiul Vechi

Friday, 3 June 2016 to Sunday, 5 June 2016 in Moldova for the first time will take place the festival of classical music in the open air «descOPERĂ», dedicated to 25th anniversary of independence of our country. The event is organized by the the National Opera and Ballet Theatre «Maria Bieşu», the company «Sens Music» and Eco Resort Butuceni, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Moldova, in partnership with the National Association for Inbound Tourism, Competitiveness Project USAID Moldova, the National Office for Vine and Wine, the Agency «Publicis Moldova» and District Council Orhei.

The Festival «descOPERĂ» will offer to its visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of classical music in a unique setting: the rural area, part of the The “Orheiul Vechi” Cultural-Natural Reserve, with natural scenery and exceptional acoustics.


The outstanding performances of the festival «descOPERĂ» will be performed by 14 Opera soloists and the orchestra of the the National Opera and Ballet Theatre «Maria Bieşu», which consists of 70 musicians and 100 choir singers. The program of the event will include the following:

• June 3, 19.30, summer theater Butuceni, official opening of the festival. Concert "Strauss, a visit to Butuceni"

• June 4, 19.30, everglade "Rigoletto", Opera by Giuseppe Verdi opera "Rigoletto"

• June 5, 19.30, summer theater Butuceni, Opera by Giuseppe Verdi opera "Requiem". Closing of the festival.

Performances will be held under the direction of maestro Friedrich Pfeiffer from Austria, which collaborated with the New Japan Philharmonic, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra , as well with the Salzburg Chamber Orchestra; in the period from 2008 to 2011 he was the conductor of the State Opera in Vienna, and since 2011 he is  the Guest Conductor of the the National Opera and Ballet Theatre «Maria Bieşu» form Chisinau. The event will have other guests of honor as well, such as  John Holender, director of the Vienna State Opera (1992- 2010), the chairman and artistic director of the music festival «George Enescu» from Bucharest (2003) and the Italian stage-director Andrew Battistini.


On the eve of the festival, from May 30 to June 3, 2016, in the Summer Theater Butuceni and in the everglade Rigoletto visitors will be able to watch rehearsals of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre «Maria Bieşu ». On the panoramic terrace of the Eco Resort Butuceni guests are invited to visit photography and painting exhibitions.


More information about the festival «descOPERĂ» on the following links or