Between November 7-10, 2019, the National Theatre of Operetta and Musical “Ion Dacian” organizes the third edition of the “Ion Dacian” Festival, a festival designed as a tribute to the famous Romanian tenor, first soloist, director and manager of the Operetta Theatre from Bucharest.
The festival will open on November 7th, at 19.00 at the Hall of the National Theatre of Operetta and Musical “Ion Dacian” with the International Operetta and Musical Gala – Operetta Fest.
Born on October 11th, 1911, Ion Dacian (real name, Ion Pulca) began his musical career in 1934, at the Romanian Opera in Cluj, on the stage of which he plays 18 roles. In 1939 he was hired at the “Alhambra” Operetta and Revue Theatre in Bucharest by its manager, Nicolae Vlădoianu, who changed his name from Pulca to Dacian. From 1942 to 1947 he was co-manager of the Alhambra Theatre, playing first-young roles in all performances.
In 1950, the State Operetta Theatre was established, Ion Dacian being initially employed as the first soloist of the theatre. He was the manager of the theatre for a decade, from 1961 to 1971. He died on December 8th, 1981.