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“Silvia” by Emmerich Kálmán, a tasty cocktail of romanticism, waltz, czardas and fine humor

Silvia: Tina Munteanu/Silvia Șohterus
Edwin: Florin Budnaru/Alexandru Agarici
Stazi: Amelia Antoniu/Mediana Vlad/Irina Baianț
Boni: Cătălin Petrescu/Victor Bucur
Feri von Kerekes: Cristian Caraman/Stefan Popov
Leopold Maria: Marius Mitrofan
Anhilte: Mioara Manea-Arvunescu/Gladiola Lamatic Niţulescu
Mișka: Mihnea Lamatic/Orest Pîslariu-Ranghilof
Arnold Schulteis: George Călin
Rohnsdorf: Anton Zidaru/Ernest Fazekas
Kiss: Viorel Ciurdea

With the participation of Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of the National Theatre of Operetta and Musical „Ion Dacian”


“Silvia” or Princess of czardas is one of the most famous operettas composed by Emmerich Kálmán. In 1915, when this delicious cocktail of romance, waltz, czardas and fine humor debuted on the Viennese stage of the Johann Strauss Theater, the audience needed more than always by the mirage of a Belle Époque. And this cabaret fairy tale, the love story between the young singer Silvia Varescu and Prince Edwin, was transposed into an exceptional libretto, which it included many fascinating elements: seductive nightclubs, proms society, intrigues that weave and unravel easily and characters who seem to practice frivolity with fervor.

Directed in a classical vision, the staging of Kerényi Miklós Gábor – KERO®, then the director of the Operetta and Musical Theatre in Budapest, argues precisely for this “essence” of operetta, genre show, alert, frothy, built of upheavals, glasses of champagne and happy endings.

With a well-cohesive dramaturgy, “Silvia” surprises by the way in which the meticulous musical characterizations of the characters were made, giving the protagonists personalities. distinct. The most popular moments that place the work in the first line of success of the works Kálmán’s: “Silvia’s Entry”, the couplets “How to Live Without Love” and “Happy Girls at the cabaret”, the duets, the trio “Sing gypsies”, the endings of choir acts, with very engaging rhythms.

Show Details:

Operetta in three acts by Emmerich Kálmán
Libretto by Leo Stein, Béla Jenbach
Adapted by István Kállai, Miklós Gábor Kerényi
Translated by Ernest Fazekas
Directed by: KERO®
Conductor: Balázs Stauróczky / Ciprian Teodorașcu

Visual creation team: Fanni Kemenes, Gabriella Kiss, Csörsz Khell
Choreography: György Gesler
Chorus master: Gabriel Popescu
Assistant director: Tamás Bori
Choreography assistant: Raluca Popa

Press Articles:

“From the beginning we had a surprise: in the main roles evolved very young artists, and the fact that they are the age of the characters they play is, of course, a great asset. Moreover, the vocal soloists proved to be good actors and good dancers, evolving with ease and charm, generating the enthusiasm of the audience. (…) What impresses with the new staging is the liveliness of the stage and the permanent capture of the interest of the spectators, in an alert and burlesque development, pigmented with a bit of “romantic syrup”, discreet enough to keep the balance between joy and the shadows of wounded love that quickly disappear in the throbbing jungle of upheavals. It is the merit of the director KERO (a stage name registered as a trademark!) and choreographer Gyorgy Gesler, who (defying nonchalantly the biological age of 78 years) inspired the Romanian soloist’s vigor and a fast pace”.

Mihai Cosma, Life is beautiful at the Operetta, Art Act Magazine