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

"Superb...extraordinary..."
(New York Sun)

"Compelling...crystalline precision... glamorous..."
(Variety)

"Beguiling...melting"
(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
Idomeneo in Las Palmas
"Ruxandra Donose exprime al personaje y se hace con gran parte de los aplausos de la noche, a pesar de que mostro a veces la tipica sobreactuacion de quien, siendo mujer, tiene que representar un papel masculino"
Javier Moreno, Canarias Cultura, 16.6.2006

"Tres damas de gran categoria sobresalen poderosamente en la interpretacion: la mezzo 'falcone' Ruxandra Donose, que incorpora al masculino 'Idamante' con linea impecable, hermoso color y medios sobrados para absolutizar una cultura del estilo; la siempre perfecta Isabel Rey en 'Ilia' y la soprano Carmela Remigio."
G.Garcia-Alcalde, La Provincia, 15.6.2006

"La mezzosoprano Ruxandra Donose fue un Idamante de línea impoluta, exhibiendo amplitud de tesitura y un canto cargado de intención."
Pablo Melendez-Haddad, ABC.es, 19.6.2006

view more photos of the premiere, in the gallery section of the site!
2005 Music Award
In an live broadcast gala on March 20th 2006 in Bucharest Ruxandra Donose received the annual Radio Romania Cultural Award 2005 for exceptional achievements in music.
New Cenerentola DVD
The 2005 Glyndebourne Festival production of Rossini's "La Cenerentola" with Ruxandra Donose in the title role is now available on DVD.

‘This is a performance that meets the Glyndebourne gold standard… Hall has decided to keep it real and produced something understated, sensitive and thus deeply pleasurable.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Vladimir Jurowski, Glyndebourne’s young music director, draws sparkling playing from the London Philharmonic…’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Opera-goers found themselves captivated by one of the best nights Glyndebourne has enjoyed in many a year.’ Financial Times

‘Jurowski … got simply superb playing from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, absolutely precise, perfectly balanced - I don’t believe I have ever heard brass play so softly, or to such effect.’ Opera

‘…the endlessly expressive music brims with jokes. Ensembles tie themselves in knots, grown men sing cheep-cheep, ding-dong doggerel and an air of lunacy prevails. Hall’s answer is to exercise restraint, even in the mad set pieces… this sober approach turned out to be sharp and amusing.’ Evening Standard

‘With its simple, elegant designs and a powerful storm sequence, the production is a joy to watch and hear.’ Sunday Express
New Oedipe Cd Release
Naxos, in collaboration with the Vienna State Opera, released the legendary live recording of George Enescu's "Oedipe", with Monte Pederson as Oedipe, Marjana Lipovsek as Iocaste/Sphinx and Ruxandra Donose as Antigone, conducted by Michael Gielen
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