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Another exciting issue of OPERA Charm Magazine brings in front of you some of the most interesting personalities of the operatic international panorama, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce them to you!

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Time passes by differently when you are surrounded by so much love, passion, dedication, support and inspiration! It seems like it was yesterday when me, Alice Lechner & Oana Zamfir gather up our forces, creativity and love for opera and OPERA Charm Magazine was born. Here we are, in front of the 3rd anniversary issue of this beloved project. Emotion. Gratefulness. Optimism towards the future.

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Happy Nowruz to you all, our dear readers!🇮🇷🕊️

The 2nd/2023 issue of OPERA Charm Magazine is released today, March 20th, the day when is celebrated the Persian New Year. It is dedicated to the thousands of women gathered in the streets of Tehran to protest mandatory veiling and in support of equal rights and non-discrimination.

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Paolo Arrivabeni
My Butterfly is intended, or would like to be, a tale of a very sad story with great internal contrasts, where love is mixed death, where dreams collide with reality.

We had the pleasure of catching up with an old and dear friend of our magazine, M° Paolo Arrivabeni, on his debut of the 72nd title of his repertoire, Madama Butterfly, at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. M° Arrivabeni shared with us the insights of his Butterfly, but also about his career between the Italian theatres and the ones abroad, his wide repertoire, the dynamics of today’s artistic environment. 

May 2023
Bianca L. Nica
Francesco Ivan Ciampa
A conductor must necessarily have one prerogative: charisma. Among all musicians, he is the only one who can create sound without touching the instrument.
May 2023
Bianca L. Nica
Paolo Petrocelli
While we now accept to have a Prime Minister of 30 years old, we still struggle with the idea of having a Superintendent of Intendant of 30 years old
May 2023
Bianca L. Nica
Adrian Autard
The most charming feature of opera is its ability to express the deepest emotions through the perfect fusion of music and drama."
May 2023
Alice Lechner
Teresa Perrotta
The charm of opera is how universal the music and stories are everyone that is in the theatre.
May 2023
Cristina Fieraru
Farhad Garayusifli
Referring to the exact definition of the word 'charming', I think that this is exactly what we should aspire to when working on an opera production.
May 2023
Cristina Fieraru
Boris Pinkhasovich
The responsibility of singing on this stage, where all the great singers of the past and of our time performed in exemplary productions, is huge.
May 2023
Alice Lechner
Carmen Giannattasio
The biggest satisfaction always comes when somebody says you cannot or will never be able to do this and them you do it, and you do it successfully.
May 2023
Bianca L. Nica
Fabio Sartori
It's a rewarding career, but it can also be very demanding both physically & emotionally.
May 2023
Alex Suciu
Millia Dibner
In a world saturated with talented singers, the only way that an agent can truly make a difference to their artists is by providing continuous attention and focus.
April 2023
Alice Lechner
Malinina Ustinya
Teaching isn’t easy and there has to be a bond between student and teacher where there is understanding and patience because so much is repetition but also a lot of it is mental work.
April 2023
Bianca L. Nica

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Alice Lechner

Alice Lechner comes from a music-loving family. Her first encounter with the opera universe was at the tender age of six. The grandeur of the stage productions and costumes, the backstage chatter, and last, but definitely not least, the music left her in awe, beginning with Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The overall feeling that opera awakens in anyone who gets a glimpse into this part of artistic eternity, that each and every day passes the test of time, was what drew her to stay and be a part of this world. The Opera House of Brașov became her second home, and the people who worked there were her second family.

Since then, Alice has devoted her spare time to maximising her musical knowledge through instrumental studies, studying both piano and violin for a short time. In the following years, her number one passion stepped out of the limelight and graciously gave way to Law Studies.
Since 2018 she has been studying Law at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University in Iași.

Her passion for opera, even if it is no longer her top professional priority in terms of career, it has most definitely become her priority during her free time. Wanting to experience the best of both worlds and extend her musical horizons, she regularly attends opera performances throughout Romania and abroad.
With OPERA Charm Magazine, Alice aims to nurture her creative side to help it flourish and bloom and to discover, alongside the magazine’s readers, the fascinatingly complex world of opera.

Currently, she is an LL.M. in Business Law at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University in Iași.

Oana Zamfir

Oana Zamfir is a second year MA student at the “George Enescu” National University of Arts, at the Department of Musicology.

She studied violin for 12 years at the “Stefan Luchian” High School of Art in Botosani, later focusing on the theoretical aspects of music. In 2019 she completed her bachelor studies in Musicology as a student of the National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” in Cluj-Napoca. Her research during 2018-2019 brought to the forefront elements of the archaic ritual within works of composers who activated during the communist period, giving her the opportunity to start a research internship at the “Carl von Ossietzky” University in Germany. In this context, she recorded conversations with members of the Sophie Drinker Institute in Bremen, and had access to documents directly from the Myriam Marbé archive.

Since 2019 she has been a teacher of Music Education and Theoretical Music Studies, making full use of interactive methods in the musical training of students and working, at the same time, with the children’s choir founded in the first year of her activity.

Her interests include pursuing a degree in interior design in 2020.

Alexandru Suciu

Alexandru Suciu inherited his passion for art growing up in a family of several generations of musicians. He began his musical studies at the “Augustin Bena” School of Music in Cluj, where he studied piano and guitar. Even though his main study direction was philological, his passion for music prevailed. He began his academical journey at the Faculty of Letters of the “BabeČ™-Bolyai” University, studying Comparative literature and English. He continued by studying Opera Singing at the “Gheorghe Dima” National Music Academy. He also graduated the Musical Education section, followed by Artistic Directing at the Musical Performing Arts department.

His multidisciplinary education opened the doors towards research, which is seen both through his participation in national and international conferences and symposia, such as the Salzburg Easter School PhD-forum, organized by the Salzburg Universität or the Silesian Meeting of Young Scholars, organized by the Institute of English at the University of Silesia, as well as the collaboration with Opera Charm Magazine.

During his student years, he won several prizes, including the Grand Prize at the “Paul Constantinescu” National Musical Interpretation Competition, the Romanian Composers and Musicologists’ Union Prize at the same competition, the First Prize and the Schubert Prize at the “Ada Ulubeanu” Competition.

He further developed his artistic skills by specializing in courses and masterclasses held by personalities such as Vittorio Terranova, Giuseppe Sabbatini, Marian Pop, Ines Salazar, Riccardo Zanellato, Paolo Bosisio, Valentina Farcaș and Manuel Lange in contexts such as the Internationale Sommerakademie für Operngesang Deutschlandsberg, Corso Internazionale di Canto Lirico I.M.C. Licata or the Europäische Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst Montepulciano. Besides his activity on-stage, he currently teaches Opera Singing Didactics, and Pedagogical Practice within the Department for Teacher Education and Training at the “Gheorghe Dima” National Music Academy.

Cristina Fieraru

Cristina is a 24 year-old Romanian soprano & a student at the National University of Music Bucharest, where she pursues the MA program in Vocal Performance.

She made her debut in Pamina from “Die Zauberflöte” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at only 19 years old at the Bucharest National Opera House, as a member of the Ludovic Spiess Experimental Opera Studio. Over the years she made her debut in roles such as Contessa d’Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Mimì & Musetta (La Bohème), Alice Ford (Falstaff), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) in her university’s opera productions.
Her passion and experience extends in the field of choral music, too.

She has been part of our dream team since the fall of 2021. For a good period of time she took care of OPERA Charm’s social media and took you on the monthly journey through the history of opera through our Legends rubric – and a few times through the Theaters around the World rubric.

Her little soul rubric – from 2021 to present – is definitely the Conductors of the Future, where, every month, she gives you the chance to meet a young star of the world of conducting and, of course, to find out what’s the most charming feature of opera in these artists’ views.

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