Excellent Romanian Operetta Gala

The Ion Dacian Festival
September 16, 2020
The Kingdom of Waterfalls
September 16, 2020

Excellent Romanian Operetta Gala

The bouquet of the famous Romanian Operettas flourishes in the interpretation of the soloists of the National Theatre of Operetta and Musical “Ion Dacian” accompanied by orchestral, chorus and ballet ensembles under the guidance of the conductor Lucian Vladescu.

Such a royal musical has never been more appropriate. We thus celebrate the Centenary Year through authentic Romanian music. Tradition, culture and folklore are intertwined in Operettas Romanian composers and are passed on, to the audience, with talent and dedication, by the Bucharest Operetta team.

The National Theatre of Operetta and Musical “Ion Dacian” aims in this show to capitalize on Romanian music cults of folk inspiration to satisfy the public’s need for beauty, returning to the authentic and stopping the phenomenon of kitsch and non-value. In the context in which it has always, but especially in recent decades, put more and more price on the national specificity and on a strong individuality in art, I consider that the Operetta – between the other musical genres – contributed to a great extent to the creation of the Romanian national element.
From this point of view, the middle of the twentieth century is practically the beginning of a new era for Romanian Operetta music, marking the period when the most valuable works were created, in which folklore played a major role. The way Operetta composers used it did the difference in value of the creations and established their hierarchy.
In the training and educational process of young people (of tomorrow’s adult audience) it is required, more than at any time, preserving and returning to the true values of this nation because today it is necessary to insist on authenticity, value, knowledge, restoration. It is like painting in old churches about to deteriorate. The painting needs to be restored and preserved”.

Bianca Ionescu – Ballo (General Manager of the National Theatre of Operetta and Musical “Ion Dacian”).

The most representative musical moments from the following Romanian Operettas:

– “Let me sing” and “Lysistrata” by Gherase Dendrino
– “The raft from Bistrița” and “Ana Lugojana” by Filaret Barbu
– “The London Sun“, “Star Gatherers“, “Leonard” and “Raspantia” by Florin Comișel
– “Eternal loves” and “The Waves of the Danube” by George Grigoriu
– “The Fountain of Blanduzia” by Cornel Trăilescu
– “Anton Pann” by Alfred Mendelsohn
and the famous waltz “The Waves of the Danube” by Iosif Ivanovici in the soprano version.

At this event, the female soloists will perform:

Doina Scripcaru, Bianca Ionescu-Ballo, Silvia Șohterus – Mărăscu, Tina Munteanu, Patricia Seymour, Gabriela Daha, Mediana Vlad, Daniela Bucșan, Gladiola Lamatic Niţulescu, Mioara Manea – Arvunescu, Amelia Antoniu, Virginia Stamate – Simulescu, Raluca Ciocă.

And male soloists:

Alfredo Pascu, George Ionuț Vîrban, Alexandru Constantin, Andrei Pleșca, Stefan Popov, Valentino Tiron, Marius Mitrofan, Orest Pâslariu – Ranghilof, Mihnea Lamatic, Daniel Madia, Florin Budnaru, Cătălin Petrescu, Victor Bucur.

Creative Team:

Show concept: Bianca Ionescu- Ballo
Musical conductor: Lucian Vladescu
Artistic advisor: Gladiola Lamatic Niţulescu
Directorial concept: Cătălin Voineag
Chorus conductor: Aurel Muraru
Scenographic concept: Elisabeta Făcăianu
Producer: Ovidiu Huminiuc
Presented by Alexandra Velniciuc
Choreography: Cătălin Cocheș
Ballet rehearsal masters: Sorina Tiron and Cătălin Cocheș
Folk costumes offered by the kindness of Cristina Chiriac, “Flowers of Ie

Dance Whistle:

Corina Andreica, Andrei Ciobanu, Diana Năstase, Lorendi Rădulescu, Geraldina Petre, Stelian Gâmboțeanu, Dana Moise, Ștefan Baloi

Transylvanian Dance:

Soloists: Sorina M. Tiron, Relu Dobrin, Eugenia Stoian, Andrei Ciobanu
Ensemble: Corina Andreica, Octavian Ștefănescu, Diana Năstase, Lorendi Radulescu, Geraldina Petre, Stelian Gâmboțeanu, Denisa Anastasiu, Ștefan Baloi, Raluca Florescu Herciu, Diana Marin,
Dana Moise, Raisa Radamovschi, Oana Vâlceanu, Monica Agarici.
Popular costumes offered by: Flowers of ie

Partners: Agerpres, Evenimentul zilei, Capital, Șapte seri, Radio România Cultural, România Libera, DC News, Radar de Media, sociedadeamuzicală.ro, mklasica.ro, eva.ro, ArtOut, “Dimitrie Brândză” Botanical Garden, University of Bucharest, goingout.ro, inoras.ro, iqool.ro.
Sponsors: Bucuria, ookee.ro.