This autumn, the sole institution that represents the genre of operetta in Romania, the “Ion Dacian” Theatre of Operetta and Musical, celebrates 65 years since being founded under the name of Theatre of Operetta by a series of special events united under the title “Operetta 65” and meant to emphasize the charm and complexity of this music genre.
Gala evenings, performances, concerts and recitals are all included in a series of festive events that take place throughout November in more or less conventional locations of the most modern and dynamic cultural space recently inaugurated in Bucharest and, also, the sole theatre built in Romania after the year 1989, the “Ion Dacian” Operetta and Musical Theatre.
The “Operetta 65” series of events started on Wednesday, November 4, with a Gala Concert held by the Choir of the “Ion Dacian” Operetta and Musical Theatre, followed by an “invitation to waltz, a concert due to take place on Thursday, performed by the Orchestra of the institution. A special moment will be represented by the “Operetta 65” Anniversary Gala held on Saturday, November 7 when former and present artists of the theatre were together on the same stage, during a special event.
The program of the next events:
Vocal-instrumental concert of Romanian music: – on Thursday, November 12, at 7 pm, soprano Bianca Ionescu and pianist Stefan Doniga will perform a concert of lieds and arias from Romanian operettas, authored by composers such as Tiberiu Brediceanu, Eduard Caudella, Alfred Alessandrescu, Florin Comisel or George Grigoriu, scores the audience rarely has the opportunity to enjoy live on stage. Besides these selections, the program also includes excerpts of Op. 10 – Suite for Piano no. 2 by George Enescu.
Dolce Vita – collage-performance – will be held on November 14 and 15, starting at 7 PM. “Dolce Vita”, the latest production by the Operetta and Musical Theatre, brings out the essence of operetta and musical, of cabaret and theatre – dance numbers, performed by the artists, Choir, Orchestra and Ballet Ensemble of the “Ion Dacian” Operetta and Musical Theatre and is dedicated to the rediscovery of the true joys of life.
The next performances:
Second Two will be held on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 PM, in the Foyer of the Operetta and Musical Theatre and it will host a new event: “Second Two”. The musical composed by Ernest Fazekas will be presented in premiere in a reading show that will grant the audience an opportunity to rediscover the importance of the libretto.
Musical Avenue. On Wednesday, November 18, starting at 7 PM, the Foyer of the Theatre will turn into a boulevard of musical moments – Musical Avenue – an imaginary space “paved” with some of the best known arias and duets of the international repertoire of this genre, performed by tenor Florin Budnaru and by his guests: George Cobuz, Lucas Molina, Adina Sima and Adriana Vlad.
Paris, mon amour is another collage-performance, to be held on Saturday, November 21 and on Sunday, November 22, at 7 PM. It is directed by Razvan Ioan Dinca and it is one of the most appreciated productions by the “Ion Dacian” Operetta and Musical Theatre. It provides the audience a music trip through bohemian Paris of today and yesterday, eternal and charming due to its chansonettes.
Anais – recital of music and poetry – will be held on Tuesday,, November 24, starting at 7 pm. Poetry, music and dance will meet in the Foyer of the Operetta and Musical theatre, in a performance conceived by Stefan Doniga and Ioana Macarie, entitled “Anais”.
Tickets for the performances, galas, concerts and recitals included in the series “Operetta 65 may be purchased at the “Ion Daciab” Operetta and Musical Theatre box office and at the Bucharest National Opera House box office, as well as online on bilete.opereta.ro