Maria Bieșu

Maria Biesu - Prima Donna of the National Opera of Moldova, People's Artist, laureate of State, professor, academician, "Doctor Honoris Causa," Knight of the "Order of the Republic" and the holder of the National Order "Star of Romania".

Born on August 3, 1935 in the village Volontirovca, Stefan Voda. The musical talent and love for song she inherited from her mother, the best singer in her native village. She graduated from the State Conservatory "Gavriil Musicescu"

While doing internship in Milan, under the direction of Maestro Enrico Piazza, prepares the starring soprano roles in Italian from the works Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Aida and The Troubadour. Antonio Guiringuelli himself, General Manager at La Scala, said that this young lady do not need any lessons – it is an innate gift.

After her great success in Tokyo, where in 1967, for the best interpretation of the role of Cio-Cio-San is awarded with the title of "Best Cio-Cio-San in the world", follows a successful concert activity. Maria Biesu evolves on the stages of Grand Theatre (Moscow, Russia) and underground Opera (New York, USA) and the opera theater stages around the world. She toured solo in cities like Japan, Australia, Cuba, Israel.

She was dreaming   Chisinau to become a center of opera, to gather in the capital of Moldova singers work worldwide. Thus, in September 1990 , in Chisinau was inaugurated First International Festival of opera and ballet stars, named Maria Biesu. Since then, on the land of Moldova, in autumn arrives a delicate butterfly (logo of the Festival Maria Biesu) with talents recognized worldwide opera and ballet music. With the years, states and extends the festival coordinates – diversity of genres and programs. After the death of Mary Biesu the name has changed into the International Festival Maria Biesu. Today The International Festival Maria Biesu has become one of the main symbols of the culture of Moldova and Chisinau - one of the capitals of opera music of Europe .

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