FREE Lunchtime Concert St Martin’s Embassy and Cultural Series: Laura Nicorescu (Soprano)
Representing the Romanian Cultural Institute
Berg – Seven Early Songs
Gluck – ‘Mètre du coeur’ (Rezia’s aria from ‘Die Pilger von Mekka’)
Gluck/Berlioz – ‘Fortune ennemie’ (Euridice’s aria from ‘Orpheo et Euridice’)
Romanian Songs by Valentin Teodorian, Carmen-Petra-Basacopol and Mihail Jora
The Romanian soprano Laura Nicorescu graduated from Bucharest Universty of Music and Mozarteum Salzburg.
Thereafter she became a member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera. Soon the young soprano was invited to perform internationally as Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and Despina (Cosi van tutte) at Vlaamse Opera, Belgium; Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) in Hof, Germany; and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach, Germany and Bucharest National Opera. In 2016 she successfully gave her french debut as Zerlina in Don Giovanni at Opera de Normadie, Rouen as well as at Opera Royal de Versailles. Since 2012/2013 she collaborates every season with the Salzburg State Theater in Austria, where she was awarded the Public Price in 2014, and she is acknowledged for many brilliant role debuts among those: Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Sophie (Werther), Rezia (Die Pilger von Mekka), Yvonne (Jonny spielt auf), Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito), Pamina (Magic Flute), Marzelline (Fidelio) and Clarice (Il Mondo della luna). She will return there in 2017 singing Jenny in Mahagonny by Kurt Weil.
Laura Nicorescu has already worked with conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Kiril Petrenko, Leo Hussain, Asher Fisch, Simone Young, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli and was invited to collaborate with the orchestra of the Berliner Philharmoniker (giving her first recital at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival in 2013), the Haydn-Orchester Bozen and Trient as well as the Mozarteumorchestra Salzburg conducted by Ivor Bolton with Carmina Burana. Laura regularly returns at Berliner Philharmoniker concert hall, Wiener Musikverein and Musica e rossi Toscani festival in Italy for recitals.
She has been recognised with several competition awards, among others the Special Prize for Young Talents at the Francesco Vinas Competition in Barcelona and the First Prize at the Competition of Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg. Her mentor is the acclaimed Irish coach Veronica Dunne.
FREE Lunchtime Concerts are FREE, with a suggested donation of £3.50 which goes towards the work of St Martin’s