"Via their talent and labour, the artists, sportspeople, scientists make Moldova known far beyond its borders. You are the pride of the country, as well as the true ambassadors of Moldova," Vlad FILAT said.
The prime minister stressed that the values of Moldova must be appreciated and promoted in the country as well. In this context, the prime minister proposed Valentina NAFORNITA, who is one of the most well-appreciated opera singers worldwide, to sing the Moldovan National Anthem at a festive concert occasioned by the Independence Day in 2012. The concert will take place on the Great National Assembly Square on 27 August. The Prime minister showed confidence that this will bring a special tint of solemnity to the concerned event.
"The idea is nice. This invitation honours me, and I accept it with pleasure," Valentina NAFORNITA said. The singer emphasized that such events are frequently organized in many countries worldwide. She said this is a modern tradition in Europe and the USA - a special and famous guest solemnly sings the national anthem on the occasion of a holiday.
For her part, Valentina NAFORNITA invited the prime minister to her depute at the famous Milan Opera Theatre "Teatro alla Scala" in a show, "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi, due to be performed in early next November. Nafornita stressed that this is a particularly important event in her career, as well as very exciting.
The Prime minister accepted the invitation, and promised to be at this opera with his daughter, Iustina.
Valentina NAFORNITA is the winner of the 2011 issue of a BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, United Kingdom, as well as of other European contests. Valentina NAFORNITA graduated from the Chisinau-based Stefan Neaga Music College and the National University of Music from Bucharest. Presently, Valentina NAFORNITA lives in Vienna and works at the city's State Opera - one of the most prestigious and famous opera in the world.