DescOpera 2019

DescOpera 2019

14–16 June 2019
s. Butuceni
35–650 lei
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On June 14,15,16, for the fourth year in a row, the Cultural-Nature Reserve “Orheiul Vechi” will host the only open-air classical music festival in Eastern Europe, DescOPERĂ.

The guests of the festival will have the opportunity to discover the beauty of classical music in a rural setting, a natural amphitheater that provides ideal acoustics for the symphonic orchestra and the voices of opera soloists. They will also be able to visit and explore the sites, the monastery, the museum and authentic households preserving the ambiance of past centuries.


14 June, 19:00 – grand opening of the festival at the Butuceni summer theatre.


Butuceni Rhapsodies



Rusanda Panfili (violin), Vienna

Sergiu Musat (clarinet)

Main Gheras (nai)

Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic, conductor Friedrich Pfeiffer (Austria)


15 June, 19:00 


The Elixir of Love


Gaetano Donizetti, opera in two acts.

Conductor, Tiberiu Soare, Romania

Director, Rodica Picireanu 


Roles and performers:


Adina – Valentina Nafornita

Nemorino – Florin Guzga, Romania

Belcore – Mihai Dogotari

Dulcamara – Iurie Maimescu

Gianetta – Tatiana Dulghier


16 June, 19:00 – Perpetuum Mobile, Strauss




Ljubica Vranes, mezzo soprano, Serbia

Vladimir Dragos, baritone

Ana Cernicova, soprano

Symphonic Orchestra of the National Philharmonic, conductor Friedrich Pfeiffer (Austria)


Event organizers: Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, “Maria Biesu” National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, “Serghei Lunchevici” National Philharmonic


Event host: Cultural Nature Reserve “Orheiul Vechi”


Co-host: Discover Moldova


Local partner: ‚Butuceni’ Eco Resort 

The event organized with the support of the strategic partners: the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Sweden and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in the Republic of Moldova.

Partners: Wine of Moldova and Discover the routes of life.


 *Children under 12 have free access to the event, without having a reservation.

The residents of Chisinau will be provided with transportation to the DescOPERA festival.

Everyone wishing to spend three unforgettable evenings in an open-air setting, listening to classical music at DescOpera festival, will be provided with transportation from and to Chisinau. According to event organizers’, the buses will depart from the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet “Maria Biesu”.  Transport fare (one way) – 35 MDL.

You can find below the timetable (departures/returns):

June 14:



June 15:




June 16:





June 14: 21:00 – 21.30

June 15: 21:30 – 22.30

June 16: 21:00 – 21.30

We await you at the festival!