The Bat

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The Bat

The Bat (in German, “Die Fledermaus”) is an Operetta in three acts by Johann Strauss – son (October 25th, 1825 – June 3rd, 1899), with a libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee, after the vaudeville “Le Reveillon” written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy. The Premiere took place in Vienna at “Theatre an der Wien” on April 5th, 1874. The action takes place on the last day of the year on New Year’s Eve. Dr. Falke, a friend of Mr. Eisenstein, sets up a farce to take revenge on him for an old story: after a masquerade, Eisenstein left Falke drunk in a public garden, dressed in a bat suit, screaming for the crowd, which is why Falke was nicknamed “The Bat”.

“Let’s do an imaginative exercise – let’s try to find a justification for the incredible blaze of Prince Orlofsky. Starting from the premise that the prince is sincere in his chronic boredom (otherwise, what is the point of it all), do you think that no one, no matter how wealthy and indulgent, is anybody at 20 years old to find any joy in the multitude of pleasures that life offers him? And this hedonistic behaviour takes me to think of a famous Victorian character, Dorian Gray, which in turn takes me to think of another famous Victorian character, Count Dracula. And from “Dracula” to “Bat” there is still a single step, in the Victorian key, of course. As an exercise of imagination, I invite you to do it together!” Catalin Voineag – artistic director at the National Theatre of Operetta and Musical “Ion Dacian”.

Musical direction: Lucian Vladescu

Cast

Conductor: Constantin Grigore

Eisenstein : Andrei Plesca
Rosalinda : Patricia Seymour
Adela : Mediana Vlad
Falke :   Cătălin Petrescu
Frank : Orest Pisariu-Ranghilof
Orlovsky: Cristina Trandafir 
Frosch : Valentino Tiron
Alfred : Florin Budnaru
Blind : Cristian Caraman
Ida : Maria Baciu
Twins: Brigitta & Franciska Volsik

Eisenstein – Alfredo Pascu
Rosalinda – Patricia Seymour
Adela – Mediana Vlad
Falke – Ștefan Popov
Frank – Orest Pîslariu-Ranghilof
Alfred – Daniel Madia (debut)
Dr. Blind – Cristian Caraman
Orlofsky – Raluca Ciocă
Frosch – Cătălin Seimeanu
Ida – Maria Baciu

Musical leadership: GianPaolo Mazzoli, Italia (invitat)

Eisenstein – Alfredo Pascu
Rosalinda – Doina Scripcaru
Adela – Gabriela Daha
Falke – Stefan Popov
Frank – Orest Pîslariu-Ranghilof
Alfred – Bogdan Lupea
Dr. Blind – Cristian Caraman
Orlofsky – Cristina Trandafir (invitat)
Frosch – Cătălin Seimeanu
Ida – Maria Baciu

Eisenstein – Alfredo Pascu
Rosalinda – Doina Scripcaru
Adela – Gabriela Daha
Falke – Stefan Popov
Frank – Orest Pîslariu-Ranghilof
Alfred – Bogdan Lupea
Dr. Blind – Cristian Caraman
Orlofsky – Raluca Ciocă
Frosch – Cătălin Seimeanu
Ida – Maria Baciu

Special guests: tenorul Bogdan Mihai Ionuț
Baritonul Alexandru Constantin (National theater and Musical „Ion Dacian”)
Tenorul George Ionuț Vîrban (National theater and Musical „Ion Dacian”)
Choreographic illustration: Andreea Toma
Dansing: Andreea Toma

Eisenstein – Alfredo Pascu
Rosalinda – Patricia Seymour
Adela – Mediana Vlad
Falke – Stefan Popov
Frank – Orest Pîslariu-Ranghilof
Alfred – Bogdan Lupea
Dr. Blind – Cristian Caraman
Orlofsky – Raluca Ciocă
Frosch – Cătălin Seimeanu
Ida – Maria Baciu

Special guests

Tenor Alin Stoica
Tenor George Ionuț Vîrban
Tenor Alexandru Constantin

With the participation of the Orchestra, Choir and Ballet Ensemble of the National Operetta and Musical Theater “Ion Dacian”

Eisenstein – Alfredo Pascu
Rosalinda – Patricia Seymour
Adela – Mediana Vlad
Falke – Stefan Popov
Frank – Orest Pîslariu-Ranghilof
Alfred – Bogdan Lupea
Dr. Blind – Cristian Caraman
Orlofsky – Raluca Ciocă
Frosch – Cătălin Seimeanu
Ida – Maria Baciu

Special Guest

Alexandru Bindea

Show Details

Director and Scenography: Matteo Mazzoni
Assistant director: Laura Vlădoiu
Choreography: Roxana Colceag
Lighting design: Matteo Mazzoni
Conductor: Lucian Vlădescu/Tiberiu Oprea
Chorus Master: Gabriel Popescu
Chorus Conductor: Aurel Muraru

 

Ballet Cast

 Can-Can: Diana Marin
Raluca Florescu
Raisa Radamovaschi
Monica Agarici
Cristina Osiceanu
Denisa Anastasiu

Polka: Oana Vâlceanu
Dana Moise
Corina Andreica
Diana Năstase
Andrei Ciobanu
Sergiu Pantelimon
Stelian Gâmboțeanu
Lorendi Rădulescu

Articole de presă


Între spectacolele „Mugurel de cântec românesc” sau „Concertul celor trei tenori”, premiere de început al noii stagiuni a Teatrului Naţional de Operetă şi Musical „Ion Dacian” şi „Liliacul” de Johann Strauss fiul, cele şapte premiere realizate din momentul înfiinţării Instituţiei (februarie – iunie 2017), o nouă istorie plasează genul în viaţa culturală bucureşteană.

Grigore Constantinescu