DescOPERA Festival

14 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019

Old Orhei, Moldova

Old Orhei, Moldova

Last updated: 18 Feb 2019
Desc Opera 2018 Nabucco By Valeriu Istrati 003

The DescOperă festival is a unique music event, of rare beauty, held at the foothills of the Orheiul Vechi Reserve cliffs. This event brings opera and classical music out of the traditional settings into the heart of nature. The festival goers will have the opportunity to enjoy perfect weather, fresh air, beautiful scenery and classical music, performed live on an improvised stage, set right in the middle of nature.

The visitors savor musical performances by Moldovan opera singers under the direction of the Austrian conductor Friedrich Pfeiffer.

During the three-evening event more than 500 artists will perform on the stage.

The idea to organize an open air opera concert in Orheiul Vechi Reserve belongs to the Austrian conductor Friederick Pfeiffer who in the summer of 2015 visited the National Opera and Ballet Theatre „Maria Biesu” of Chisinau to conduct a production of Verdi’s “Requiem”, in memoriam of Maria Biesu. During his stay, he was accommodated at Butuceni, where every morning he strolled along the Reserve enjoying its scenic landscape to find inspiration to better rehearse Verdi’s music. On one of such strolls he met Anatol Butnaru – the host of Eco-Resort Butuceni and that is how the idea to hold a musical event at the foothills of ancient cliffs, in the heart of nature, was born.

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Practical info

Pricerange per day
10 to 25 euro
Classical Music
Camping , Youth hostel , AirBnb
Fast snack , Resto , Veggie/vegan
Main target group
16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o
Directions & transport
Car park , Train/tram/bus
Nature , Village
Average attendence per day
2000 to 10.000 attendees
Art disciplines
Heritage , Music , Opera
Support for disabled people