May events in Timisoara, Romania

The beginning of May marks a new phase full of energy and creativity in the cultural landscape in Timisoara, RomaniaThe beginning of May marks a new phase full of energy and creativity in the cultural landscape in Timisoara. Each new day brings to the fore a series of events designed to delight and inspire the community. This month is full of promises and brings a diversity of artistic events, memorable performances and cultural experiences. Here’s what surprises await you in May!

At the beginning of the month, the city will host the inaugural event of the XLVIII edition of the International “Timisoara Music Festival”. The vocal-symphonic concert will take place on the 2nd of May, at 19:00, in the Capitol Hall of the Banat Philharmonic.In a touch of elegance and refinement, the audience is invited to take part in the operetta performance “Ball at the Savoy” by Paul Abraham. The event will take place on the 8th of May, starting at 19:00, at the Opera Hall of the Romanian National Opera.

A special evening dedicated to alternative music takes place on the 9th of May at 17:00 at FABER, where Implant pentru Refuz & HVNDS will take the stage, with Imund in the opening.On the 10th of May, the public will be invited to enjoy a symphonic concert organized by the Banat Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Sinan Binder. The event will start at 19:00 and will take place in the Capitol Hall of the Banat Philharmonic.This month comes with plenty of not-to-be-missed theatre shows. On the 11th of May, at the German State Theatre, there will be the premiere of  “The Son”, starting at 19:30. The next day, on the 12th of May, from 19:00, in the Main Hall of the National Theatre “Mihai Eminescu”, the show “Phantom Pain” will be staged. And for the third night in a row, on the 13th of May, at 19:30, also at the German State Theatre, the audience will be able to watch the performance “The Cherry Orchard”.

On the 15th of May, the Opera House will host the opera performance of Tosca, an impressive production by Giacomo Puccini. At the same time, the German State Theatre presents the touring performance “Danube Destinies” on the 17th and the 18th of May. And for the music lovers a special Om la luna concert will take place at FITT on the 17th of May, starting at 20:00. On the 19th of May, in the Opera Hall of the Romanian National Opera, a truly grandiose event will take place – the opera performance of “Otello”, composed by Giuseppe Verdi, where the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the talent and passion of the artists in a performance of one of the most famous operas of the classical repertoire.

From the 19th to the 26th of May, the city will host the TESZT Euroregional Theatre Festival, which will take place in various venues. The festival is an international platform promoting multiculturalism and presenting the region’s most modern theatre projects. At its heart is the support of cultural diversity and the creation of a space for dialogue and exchange between artists and theatre professionals. The premiere of the play “Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference”, by American author Marcy Lafferty and directed by Liana Ceterchi, takes place on the 21th of May at Cinema Timis, at 19:30. The show is a poignant re-enactment of the last days of Vivien Leigh’s life, now a shadow of the once adored star.

The following evening, on the 22nd of May, at the Romanian National Opera, in the Opera Hall, the public is expected to attend a grand event – the Opera Gala, a concert with soloists Paula Iancic, Remus Alăzăroae and Șerban Vasile, starting at 19:00.

On the 23rd of May, FITT hosts the contemporary dance performance The Story of Lost Stories. From 17:30, the audience will have the opportunity to experience the emotions and story behind each movement.

At the Capitol Hall of the Banat Philharmonic, on the evening of the 24th of May, from 19:00, the Symphony Orchestra will perform an exceptional concert conducted by Robert Farkas. And on the 25th of May, at 19:00, at FITT, music lovers are invited to the concert Sarmalele Reci.The play “Hamlet” by W. Shakespeare, directed by Ada Lupu Hausvater, will be staged on the 26th of May at the Mihai Eminescu National Theatre at 19:00. On the evening of the 28th of May, the “Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre hosts the performance “The Art of Comedy”, which will take the audience into a world full of surprises. Then, on the 30th of May, in the same venue, there will be the performance “Victims of Debt”, that explores deep and current themes.

Thus, the month ends with the exceptional concert of the Banat Philharmonic Orchestra on the 31st of May, at 19:00, which marks the end of the XLVIII edition of the “Timișoara Music Festival”. As spring reveals its charm and freshness and summer is fast approaching, the cultural landscape comes alive and becomes richer and richer.-

The National Cultural Programme “Timisoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023” is funded by the Municipality of Timisoara, the Ministry of Culture and the Timis County Council. Main partners: Banca Transilvania, Catena, Linde Gaz Romania, Cramele Recaș, Iulius Town, Profi

Official broadcaster: TVR

Mobility partner: Automobile Bavaria

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