More than 120,000 spectators at the George Enescu Festival
This year’s edition of the George Enescu International Music Festival sold more than 120,000 tickets, among which 20,000 were sold abroad, the representatives of the event told.
With famous actor John Malkovich starring in the Baroque opera ‘The Infernal Comedy’ staged in Bucharest and the legendary piano player Evgheni Kissin performing together with Romanian violinist Silvia Marcovici, this year’s edition of the Enescu Festival was one of those events selling most of its tickets soon after making them available.
With a total budget worth 39 million lei, 25 million lei of which came from public sources and 4 million lei from private contributors and from the sale of the tickets, the 21st edition of the George Enescu International Music Festival included more than 78 concerts and shows in Bucharest, 11 in other cities in the country and also a series of 9 ‘Other Events’ and 42-50 concerts in ‘The Festival’s Square’ programme.
According to the Festival’s press office, approximately 3,000 foreign artists came to Bucharest for the prestigious event and almost 1,500 Romanian artists were among the participants.
This was the first edition of the Festival with direct transmissions in the cinema halls and public areas (the Historic Citadel in Alba Iulia, the French Institute). Moreover, following the adoption of a new communication concept, ‘Creative Bucharest’, various organisations and people were also invited to participate in this year’s edition of the Festival too.