Cleopatra David
& Ieronim Buga

Sunday, June 6th


@19h Lisbon / @21h Bucharest

(online via zoom for max 35 people)

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Amidst Romanian dystopia,

Communist gods jailing

Anyone unproductive,

An amateur actor – her father

An industrial designer – her mother

Called her Cleopatra.

Such glorious a name

– printed and stamped in her birth certificate –

Is glorious for a reason:

It carried the promise of opera.


The most exuberant of arts!

Now let’s be frank: the most expensive of arts!

Just consider: buildings with all its statues, instruments, orchestra,

choir, costumes, ballet, stage lights!

Cleopatra knew that her voice

– despite the devastating 90s

spent on a bus commuting to her classes,

carrying nothing more than her violin and hope –

Deserved the best!

Indeed, there was only one place

In all of the country,

In the very heart of Bucharest

That could fit that voice: the Atheneum

The temple of art and science,

The temple for her talent.

This Sunday Cleopatra David – soprano

Together with Ieronim Buga on piano

Will welcome us in one of the lush

recital rooms of the Bucharest Atheneum

For an evening of opera classics

And Romanian folk songs.


Song to the Moon from the opera Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak

O, Primavera, a canzonetta by Pier Adolfo Tirindelli

Presentation of the Rose from Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss

Quel Guardo, Il Cavaliere from a comic opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti

Quando me'n vo, also known as Musetta's Waltz,from La bohème by Giacomo Puccini

Signore ascolta from Turandot by Puccini

Inflammatus et accensus, a stanza from Stabat Mater by Gioachino Rossini

Stanca’s doina from La seceris (The Harvest) by Tiberiu Brediceanu

Muzica from operetta Danube Waves by George Grigoriu

Cleopatra David

Who is organising this concert?

Invisible City, a non-profit on a mission to enable emerging artists to perform more and get paid fairly.

How do I see the concert?

Once you have made your donation, we’ll send you an online ticket with a secret code to our invisible private room in Zoom, for which we have a professional account for maximum quality. We do NOT RECORD the concerts and keep our virtual room intimate and cosy, limiting the participation to 35 people.

Will I have a good sound?

We make sure that the artists have the fastest internet connection possible and are properly geared. We run numerous soundchecks prior to the concert to make sure everything is tuned on the artist side! You can do your part: make sure your setup is as perfect as possible with our self-soundcheck guide.

How much should I donate?

We encourage you to make a donation on behalf of every person who participates in this online concert together with you.

We believe that 4 euros per person is fair, yet most guests usually contribute around 9 euros, so if you have the means and wish to support the artists and Invisible City further, we’d be grateful if your donation corresponds to what feels fairest to you.

You can also make a donation directly to the Invisible City account (for example, from your Revolut app or similar):

Account name: Invisible City MTÜ

IBAN: EE88 7700 7710 0336 8942


(Depending on your bank, the transfer may take some time to arrive, this is why please send us an email at letting us know you made a transfer so that we send you your ticket right away!)

How much does the artist actually get?

Even before the gig starts, Invisible City guarantees a minimum of 100 euros to the artist no matter what. This is our investment into the performance which provides a safety net for the artist. We make sure it is never a lottery! These funds come from reinvesting the donations from the previous performances as well as from our private sponsors who support Invisible City directly (here is how you can become one).

What the campaign receives above the 100 euro mark, we share with the artist in equal parts. In this way, we provide a guaranteed income to the artist while staying sustainable and helping more artists run more wonderful gigs.

How do I pay in my currency?

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