CRAI NOU / LA NOUVELLE LUNE operetta by Ciprian Porumbescu

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CRAI NOU / LA NOUVELLE LUNE operetta by Ciprian Porumbescu

It is a deep, gloomy night in the Transylvanian mountains. Two runaway lovers wander the woods in search of shelter.

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Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church 225 McClellan Road Ottawa, ON K2H 8N5 Canada

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About this event

It is a deep, gloomy night in the Transylvanian mountains. Two runaway lovers wander the woods in search of shelter. Isolated in the dark heart of the evergreen forest, a village comes alive with laughter and song. It is the new moon making its way onto the sky, bringing about dreams of new love and happiness. Maidens and lads rejoice in its sight, chanting prayers to the mystical moon, who holds the power to reunite those in love.

This is the opening scene to the very first, and probably most celebrated, Romanian operettas: New Moon (Crai Nou) by Ciprian Porumbescu. Written in 1881, the work is a passionate attempt to bring traditional and folklore themes into the classical realm of operatic composition. Porumbescu used a libretto by a famous Romanian poet, Vasile Alecsandri, as well as his extensive studies in classical music, to create a joyful, condensed operetta, met with incredible acclaim at the time of its premiere.

The choir La Muse, from Montreal, conducted by Ioana German, featuring professional Romanian and Canadian soloists, will present this wonderful musical comedy.

Please join us on October 23, 2022 for this magical representation of this well-loved Romanian operetta.

Soloists: Marina Negruta - soprano, Corina Maria Zosim - soprano, Liviu Iftene - tenor (Brasov-Romania Opera), Serghei Virticus - baritone, Xavier Fugère - baritone, Roberto Marcas (Romania) - bass, Alberto Pena Cortez - piano

Ioana German - choir conductor

Choir La Muse

Dance Ensemble HORA Montreal

Florin Salajan – stage director

When - Sunday, 23 October 2022 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) – add to calendar

Where - Arlington Woods Church – 225, McClellan Rd, Nepean ON K2H 8N5

Price - $25 presale * $35 regular price (at the door)

An event organized by the association La Muse Heritage Musical.



Can I buy tickets at the door?

At-the-door tickets will be sold at the show’s venue starting 30 min prior to show time for cash sales only, subject to availability. The door price: $35.

Refunds & Exchanges: Please choose carefully when buying tickets as no exchanges or refunds are possible except in exceptional circumstances. In these situations, refunds or exchanges will incur an administration fee. For more details please contact us.

PRESS Passes

We will be offering a limited number of press passes for interested journalists and prominent bloggers. Limited to one journalist/blogger per organization, the pass will offer access to the main event. The VIP lounge Meet & Greet is not included. Should you wish to apply for a press pass, please email us at


The church has a large parking. On street parking is also available in the neighborhood.


Doors open 30 min prior to the performance start time. We encourage you to arrive well before the operetta starts, as latecomers may not be admitted into the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance so they do not disturb other patrons or performers.


Cameras / recording devices

Using cameras, mobile phone cameras or any video or sound recording devices are strictly prohibited inside the auditorium during the performance. Recording images or sound can infringe copyright as well as distract the performers and other patrons. If you’d like to get a picture inside the auditorium, do so without flash during the show.

Is there anything else I should know?

We ask that our patrons turn off cell phones and other electronic devices that may make noise during the performance.