Europalia Opening Concert
October 3rd 2007

In the presence of Romania's and Bulgaria's presidents as well as of members of the Belgian Royal Family, Ruxandra sang arias from Bizet, Saint-Saens, Rossini and Grigoriu.
Berlioz' Damnation in San Francisco
April 2007

(San Francisco Chronicle)

""richly cultured...true chanteuse..."
(San Jose Mercury News)

""ideal portrait...youthful voice..."
(San Francisco Classical Voice)

"alluring looks...lovely voice..."
(Bay Area Reporter)

"gorgeous, honey tone...deeply affecting...mesmerizing high point..."
(Contra Costa Times)

read more about Ruxandra's "Marguerite" in the section HER ART
Woman of the year 2006
On February 20th 2007 Ruxandra received the title "Woman of the Year 2006" for her merits as ambassador of Romanian culture in the world.
Mahler's 2.Symphony in Moscow
On February 2nd 2007 Ruxandra sang the alto solo in Mahler's 2.Symphony in the famous Tchaikovsky Hall of the Conservatory in Moscow with the National Philharmony of Russia under Andreij Danilov.

"In the two last movements the prolonged intense tension was released by the wonderful mezzosoprano solo, splendidly sung by Ruxandra Donose, a Rumanian singer, who seemed to be born for Mahler's music."
Marina Borissova, Vedomosti, 5.2.2007
New CD:Arminio by Händel, DECCA, March 2016
A new CD of Händel's "Arminio" has been released with DECCA.
The cast includes Max Emanuel Cencic, Layla Claire, Ruxandra Donose, Vince Yi, Xavier Sabato and Retros Magoulas.
Orchestra: Armonia Atenea
Conductor: George Petrou
Rossini's Otello in Carnegie Hall
January 2007

(New York Sun)

"Compelling...crystalline precision... glamorous..."

(New York Times)

read more about Ruxandra's "Desdemona" in the section HER ART
Radio broadcasting
On Dec 3rd 2006, the Sveriges Radio broadcasted a program portraiting Ruxandra and her career. The transimission includes many musical excerpts from Ruxandra's operatic, concert and song recital appearances. You can listen to it at Sveriges Radio, by clicking here
and then, in the new opened page, on the title "Om musik: Musikbararna - Ruxandra (Rumaenien)", till february 1st, 2007.
Carmen in Bucharest
In September 2006 Ruxandra sang 2 gala performances of "Carmen" on the occasion of the summit of the francophone countries in Bucharest
Concerts in Italy
Beginning of August 2006, before going back to Salzburg Festival for "La Finta Giardiniera", Ruxandra performed 3 concerts, one of them together with Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, at the Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy

(for details see "Agenda")
Breathtaking Production of The Tales of Hoffmann in Cincinnati
"Offenbach's 'Hoffmann', the final show of Cincinnati Opera's summer festival, opened Thursday to a large, enthusiastic Music Hall audience in a vocally satisfying, visually exciting production. Most impressive was the breadth of the quality in the cast.
Hoffmann's guardian angel appears in the dual incarnations of the Muse of Poetry and as Nicklausse, the young companion who picks up the emotional pieces from the wreckage of Hoffmann's romances. It would be a rare poet indeed who would not be inspired by mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose - either for her warm tone and lyrical phrasing, her strong acting presence or her low-cut white gown as the Muse."
by Thomas Consolo, The Cincinnati Post, 22.7.2006

"Cincinnati Opera’s 'Hoffmann', with its breathtaking scenic designs by Robert Dahlstrom, was a visual and vocal delight from beginning to end. In an opera that is lengthy and difficult to stage, this performance had one tour-de-force after another.
Ruxandra Donose was richly expressive as the Muse of Poetry (in a gown worthy of Marilyn Monroe) and projected youthful appeal as Hoffmann’s companion, Nicklausse. Her Act III violin aria was beautifully felt.'
by Janelle Gelfand, The Enquirer, 22.7.2006
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