Magda Ianculescu sings Una voce poco fa





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Published on Jun 18, 2008

Magda Ianculescu Romanian soprano sings the Rosina's aria Una voce poco fa from Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini

First rank personality of Romanian Opera, Magda Ianculescu was born in Iasi, March 30 1929.
She has followed the primary school and the high school "Oltea Doamna" in her natal city and from 1947 the Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Bucharest.
From her last years of studies she was hired by the Opera and Ballet Theater of Bucharest where she
makes her début with the role of Rosiae (Barbiere di Seviglia by Gioacchino Rossini), role which will be one of great successes of her artistic career.

Magda Ianculescu, together with opera singers like Dan Iordachescu, Nicolae Herlea and Valentin Teodorian, formed what the melomans used to call "the gold team of the Romanian Opera".
An exceptional voice by its timber and ambitus, a fine musicality, a perfectly controlled vocal technique are qualities that propelled her as a new star on the firmament of the lyric art.

During 1953-1955 she became prize winner of the international contests of Bucharest, Praga and Warsaw, which will definitively impose her as one of the best lyric singers of the time. The title of Artist Emeritus will be conferred to her in 1962.

Her repertory includes more than 50 roles. In company of famous Orchestras from Belgium, Italy, the USSR, France, Chekoslovakia, Yugoslavia, etc, she sustained more than 35 principal roles, from the Viennese operetta to the contemporary Romanian opera, among which are: Iaroslavna fromPrince Igor by A.P. Borodin, Norina from Don Pasquale by G. Donizetti, Donna Elvira from Don Giovann), Blondchen from The Abduction from the Seraglio, Suzanna from Le Nozze di Figaro by W. A. Mozart.

Magda Ianculescu's voice has a broad ambitus and a timber quality that determined musical critics to compare her performances to those of Maria Callas.

She realized many recordings at Radiotelevision and Electrecord record company (Bucharest).

During 1969-1977 Magda Ianculescu was professor at National Conservatory of Bucharest, where she contributed to the formation of many Romanian talents.

She passed away the 16 of March 1995 in Bucharest.

(Ionel Maftei)

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    • Magda Ianculescu, Chorus and Orchestra of the Romanian Opera of Bucharest & Mihai Brediceanu
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Comments • 18

Many sincere thanks for this upload.  I am sending the link to many friends:
Alecsandru Serban
Inegalabila in interpretarea rolului Rosinei.
Indeed She was a charming Rosina! 
Viorel Badiceanu
...perfect Rosina!
Proud to be romanian !
Maria Sarda
Timbre original !!! Ah... grande époque où l'on préférait l'original aux voix calibrées !!!
Viorica Bălteanu
I-ar fi plăcut până și superexigentului Rossini (sarebbe piaciuta perfino al superesigente Rossini)...
Tout simplement, suparba! Stupenda. Merci! AV
Tout simplement STUPENDA! Merci infiniment. AV
Crystal clear voice
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