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Opera "Dialogues of Love"

January 15, 2017 - National Culture Day, 167 years after the birth of the poet Mihai Eminescu.

April 22 marks the birthday of Veronica Micle.

In 1972, Eugen Doga for the first time wrote two works for chorus with the lyrics of a genius of Romanian literature Mihai Eminescu (Dotinţa-Desire and Între sute de catarge-Among the thousands pillars). 

The story of the life and death of a great poet Mihai Eminescu was a great tragedy. During his lifetime he was accompanied by incessant work and poverty, he was able to publish only 23 of his poems, which he considered inadequate. His beautiful, tender and unfulfilled love for golden haired beauty and poetess Veronica Micle, whom he met in 1872 and loved all his life, presented the world with a whole cycle of love poems by these two poets.

The pinnacle of his work is the poem "Luceafarul" which he was writing for eight years. It moved more than one generation of readers. "Lucheafer" became his middle name, and it means “luminary", "beacon".

Indifference and lack of understanding during his lifetime gave way to glory and exaltation after his death. 

There were written hundreds of books on the life, works and death of Mihai Eminescu. Monuments were dedicated to him, streets and high schools were named after him, and the number of editions of his poetry is impossible to count. 

In the creative work of Eugen Doga, the poetry of Mihai Eminescu and Veronica Micle occupied a very important place. He often wrote romance songs using the poems by Mihai Eminescu, and in 1983 he wrote a symphonic ballet «Luceafarul» based on the poem by Mihai Eminescu. "Lucheaferul" by E. Doga is a majestic monument erected by music to the glory of the poet,"- wrote musicologist Sergey Pozhar.  

In 1996, the composer was gifted a collection of poems by Veronica Micle "Dor nemângâiat", and inspired by the beauty of her poetry and sublime and dramatic story of their love, he wrote more than 40 romance songs with the poems of Mihai Eminescu and Veronica Micle. Eugen Doga was so inspired by the great love of these two poets, that he began writing an opera based on this love story.

"They have amazingly musical poems," - says Eugene Doga. "I don’t even have to invent anything, because their already have everything! His work is devoted to her and was created under the influence of her image, and her poetry is her reply. They are the dialogues between the two worlds of poetry."

EUGEN DOGA WORKS BASED ON THE POEMS BY MIHAI EMINESCU.

2015

De-atâtea ori (Time and Time Again). Poems by Mihai Eminescu (romanian), a romance for voice and piano (orchestra).

Mă-ntrebai (You asked me). Poems by Mihai Eminescu (romanian), romance for voice and piano (orchestra).

Alei mică, alei dragă (Hey Baby, Hey Darling). Poems by  Mihai Eminescu (romanian), romance for voice and piano (orchestra).

De-ar fi mijloace (If Only There Was a Сhance), poetry of Mihai Eminescu (romanian), romance for voice and piano (orchestra).

Fecioara Maria (A Prayer), poetry of Mihai Eminescu (romanian), romance for voice and piano (orchestra).

Adio,Veronica (Good-bye, Veronica), poetry of Mihai Eminescu (romanian), romance for voice and piano (orchestra).

2014

Te duci (You Are Leaving). Aria on verses Mihai Eminescu (Mihai Eminescu). The score.

Floare-albastră (A Blue Flower). On verses of Mihai Eminescu (Mihai Eminescu). For soloists, chorus and Symphony orchestra.

2013

Dialoguri (Dialogues), the songs on verses of Mihai Eminescu

Ştefan cel Mare (Shtefan the Great), the songs on verses of Mihai Eminescu

2008

Să ţin încă o data (I Would Like to Hold Your Hand)

2002

Lumineze sterele (Starlight) poetry of Mihai Eminescu (romanian), romance for voice and piano (orchestra).

1984

“Your beloved gaze”, a series of romances to M. Eminescu’s verses. (Ochiul tău iubit). 

Ochiul tău iubit (Your beloved gaze),

Misterele nopții (Nocturnal mysteries),  

De-aş avea şi meu o floare (If Only I Had a Flower),

Peste vîrfuri (Over the Peaks),

O, rămâi (Oh, stay). 

1983 

«Luceafarul» - a symphonic ballet. “Luceafarul” was conceived based on the storyline of a romantic poem by Mihai Eminescu. The whimsical plot of this fairytale is about a dream of love and the collapse of romantic illusions; it’s a narrative about cosmic immensity of a star world and the earthly reality not being able to find common ground. 

 

 1981

Six songs to poems of M. Eminescu for voice, women’s and children’s choir and an orchestra.

(Only one song has been restored, the rest songs have been lost).

 1972

“Catargele” (Masts). For a choir a cappella.

"“Dorinţa” (Desire). For a choir a cappella choir.

 

WORKS TO VERONICA MICLE’S POEMS

2015

«Sunt lăcrămioarele-nflorite», (Snowdrops Are Blooming). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«Lumineze-n ceruri luna», (Shine in the Sky, Moon). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

2013

“Uitarea” (Oblivion). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“Şi te urăsc” (If Only I Could Reach Out and Touch You). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“Să pot întinde mâna” (Hand to reach up to you). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“Am plecat” (I'm Gone). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

"“Și de ce te mai plâng?” (Why Are You Crying?). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“De dorul tău” (I Long For You). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“Am urât această lume” (I Detest This World). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

"“Din sufletu-mi icoana ta” (Your Image (Icon) Is in My Soul). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“De-aş putea” (If Only I Could). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“S-a pus vălul” (Darkness Came). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“Aş vrea să vin la tine” (I Would Like to Come to You). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“Drag mi-ai fost” (I Loved You). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

“Iubirea nestinsă” (Unextinguished Love).  For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

2012

«De-ai şti iubute» (If Only You Knew, My Darling). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«Din pulbera iubirii mele» (From the Whirlwind Dust of My Love). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«O lacrimă de iubire» (Tears of Love). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«O sărutare voi să-ţi cer» (I Only Ask for One Kiss). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«De-aş putea» (If Only I could!). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«Drag mi-ai fost» (I Used to Love You Once). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«Pasăre cu pene-albastre» (A Blue-feathered Bird). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«Lumineze-n ceruri luna» (The Moon Is Shining in the Sky). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«Sunt lăcrămioarele-nflorite» (Snowdrops Are Blooming). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«Аl durerii mele foc» (The Flame of My Pain). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«Ah, du-te!»  (Ah, Leave!).  For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

«Povestea crinului» (The Tale of a Poplar). For children's choir.

«Povestea rozei» (The Tale of a Rose).  For children's choir.

«Povestea lăcrămioarelor» (The Tale of a Snowdrop). For children's choir.

2011

«Te stiam numai din nume» (I Knew You Only by Name ). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

1999

"Nu plange"  ( Don’t Cry). For voice and a symphonic orchestra (piano). 

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