Victoria and her Hussar (Viktoria und ihr Husar)

Valentino Tiron
November 5, 2017

Victoria and her Hussar (Viktoria und ihr Husar)

“Victoria and her Hussar” is an Operetta in three acts by Paul Abraham with a libretto by Alfred Grunwald and Fritz Lohner-Beda, and it plays the love story between beautiful Victoria and Koltay Hussar.

The subject of the Operetta and the idyll of the two carries us, one by one, from the sunny landscape of Japan, to the picturesque St. Petersburg, then arriving in a small town in Hungary. The first world war and the years that followed, put their love to great trials.

Victoria, believing her lover dead in the war, marries a distinguished American diplomat, by his name John Cunlight. But life brings Victoria back, face to face with Koltay, her first love.

“The audience will enjoy a beautiful show, both for the eyes and for the ears, on Paul Abraham’s music. This is a balance between comedy, drama, dance, music and theatre, which will induce a well-being. In addition, the piece takes us through three different geographical areas, each with a different theme, both in terms of the scenery, as well as the music and the relationship between the characters.”

Catalin Voineag – Director of the Show

Victoria, wife of Ambassador Cunlight – SILVIA ȘOHTERUS-MĂRĂSCU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – MIHAI URZICANA
John Cunlight, American Ambassador – MARIUS MITROFAN
Riquette, Victoria’s maid – AMELIA ANTONIU
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VICTOR BUCUR
O Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – MEDIANA VLAD
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – ANTON ZIDARU
A Japanese priest – OREST PÎSLARIU RANGHILOF
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHĂIȚĂ RADU
James, Secretary of the Embassy – GEORGE MATEI
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – MARIUS MERAGIU
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – LETIȚIA VLĂDESCU

Ballet Cast: 
Eugenia Stoian, Monica Ștraț, Corina Andreică, Camelia Ghiță, Oana Vâlceanu, Denisa Anastasiu, Geraldina Petre, Diana Marin, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Dana Moise, Raisa Radamovschi, Relu Dobrin, Mircea Crăciun, Andrei Ciobanu, Lorendi Rădulescu, Ștefan Băloi, Octavian Ștefanescu, Marian Chirazi, Raul Oprea

O Lia San’s friends, servants, embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, wife of Ambassador Cunlight – SILVIA ȘOHTERUS-MĂRĂSCU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – ANDREI PLEȘCA
John Cunlight, American Ambassador – MARIUS MITROFAN
Riquette, Victoriei’s maid – AMELIA ANTONIU
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VALENTINO TIRON
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – DANIELA BUCȘAN
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – CĂTĂLIN PETRESCU
A Japanese priest – OREST PÎSLARIU RANGHILOF
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHĂIȚĂ RADU
James, secretary of the embassy – ALEXANDRU VASILE
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – ARNOLD MACK
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – MARIA BACIU

Ballet Cast:
Eugenia Stoian, Monica Ștraț, Corina Andreică, Camelia Ghiță, Oana Vâlceanu, Denisa Anastasiu, Geraldina Petre, Diana Marin, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Dana Moise, Raisa Radamovschi, Relu Dobrin, Mircea Crăciun, Andrei Ciobanu, Lorendi Rădulescu, Ștefan Băte , Marian Chirazi, Raul Oprea

O Lia San’s friends, servants, embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, the wife of Ambassador Cunlight – TINA MUNTEANU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – GEORGE IONUȚ VÎRBAN
John Cunlight, American Ambassador – STEFAN POPOV
Riquette, Victoriei’s maid – AMELIA ANTONIU
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VICTOR BUCUR
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – DANIELA BUCȘAN
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – CĂTĂLIN PETRESCU
A Japanese priest – OREST PÎSLARIU RANGHILOF
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHĂIȚĂ RADU
James, Secretary of the Embassy – GEORGE MATEI
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – MARIUS MERAGIU
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – LETIȚIA VLĂDESCU

Ballet Cast:
Camelia Ghiță, Oana Vâlceanu, Denisa Anastasiu, Corina Andreica, Cristina Osiceanu, Geraldina Petre, Diana Marin, Raisa Radamovschi, Eugenia Stoian, Monica Strat, Sabina Ioniță, Relu Dobrin, Andrei Ciobanu, Lorendi Rădulescu, Ștefan Băloi, Octavian Ște , Marian Chirazi

O Lia San’s friends, servants, embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, wife of Ambassador Cunlight – SILVIA ȘOHTERUS MĂRĂSCU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – FLORIN BUDNARU
John Cunlight, American Ambassador – MARIUS MITROFAN
Riquette, chamberlain Victoriei – GABRIELA DAHA
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VALENTINO TIRON
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – MEDIANA VLAD
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – ANTON ZIDARU
A Japanese priest – OREST PÎSLARIU RANGHILOF
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHĂIȚĂ RADU
James, secretary of the embassy – ALEXANDRU VASILE
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – ARNOLD MACK
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – MARIA BACIU

O Lia San’s friends, servants, embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, the wife of Ambassador Cunlight – TINA MUNTEANU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – GEORGE IONUȚ VÎRBAN
John Cunlight, American ambassador – ȘTEFAN POPOV
Riquette, Victoriei’s maid – AMELIA ANTONIU
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VICTOR BUCUR
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – DANIELA BUCȘAN
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – CĂTĂLIN PETRESCU
A Japanese priest – MIHNEA LAMATIC
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHNEA LAMATIC
James, Secretary of the Embassy – GEORGE MATEI
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – MARIUS MERAGIU
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – LETIȚIA VLĂDESCU (debut)

O Lia San’s friends, servants, embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, wife of Ambassador Cunlight – SILVIA ȘOHTERUS-MĂRĂSCU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – ANDREI PLEȘCA
John Cunlight, American Ambassador – MARIUS MITROFAN
Riquette, chamberlain Victoriei – GABRIELA DAHA
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VALENTINO TIRON
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – DANIELA BUCȘAN
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – CĂTĂLIN PETRESCU
A Japanese priest – OREST PÎSLARIU-RANGHILOF
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHĂIȚĂ RADU
James, secretary of the embassy – ALEXANDRU VASILE
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – ARNOLD MACK
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – MARIA BACIU

Ballet Cast:
Little Japanese: Cristina Osiceanu, Dana Moise, Oana Vâlceanu, Astrid Tomescu (Reserves: Camelia Ghiță, Denisa Anastasiu, Diana Năstase)
Charleston: Corina Andreica, Cristina Osiceanu, Oana Vâlceanu, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Geraldina Petre, Diana Marin, Raluca Herciu, Raisa Radamovschi
Reserves: Camelia Ghiță, Denisa Anastasiu, Diana Năstase, Astrid Tomescu
Great Japanese: Eugenia Stoian, Corina Andreica, Relu Dobrin, Lorendi Rădulescu, Andrei Ciobanu, Stelian Gâmboțeanu
Reserves: Mircea Crăciun, Octavian Ștefănescu
Ensemble: Geraldina Petre, Diana Marin, Oana Vâlceanu, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Cristina Osiceanu, Dana Moise, Raisa Radamovschi, Camelia Ghiță
Reserves: Denisa Anastasiu, Astrid Tomescu, Diana Năstase
Russian: Eugenia Stoian, Monica Strat, Mircea Crăciun, Relu Dobrin, Marian Chirazi
Reserves: Ștefan Băloi, Stelian Gâmboțeanu
Ensemble: Geraldina Petre, Corina Andreica, Diana Marin, Oana Vâlceanu, Raluca Herciu, Cristina Osiceanu, Dana Moise, Raisa Radamovschi
Reservations: Camelia Ghiță, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Denisa Anastasiu, Astrid Tomescu, Diana Năstase
American: Geraldina Petre, Raluca Herciu, Diana Marin, Raisa Radamovschi, Diana Năstase, Raisa Radamovschi, Octavian Ștefănescu, Lorendi Rădulescu, Andrei Ciobanu, Relu Dobrin
Reservations: Camelia Ghiță, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Denisa Anastasiu, Astrid Tomescu, Diana Năstase, Mircea Crăciun, Stelian Gâmboțeanu
Hungarian: Monica Strat, Mircea Crăciun, Relu Dobrin, Corina Andreica, Oana Vâlceanu, Octavian Ștefănescu, Lorendi Rădulescu
Reservations: Raluca Herciu, Gabriela Pojoreanu, Denisa Anastasiu, Astrid Tomescu, Andrei Ciobanu, Stelian Gâmboțeanu, Marian Chirazi

O Lia San’s friends, servants, embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, the wife of Ambassador Cunlight – TINA MUNTEANU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – GEORGE IONUȚ VÎRBAN
John Cunlight, American ambassador – ȘTEFAN POPOV
Riquette, Victoriei’s maid – AMELIA ANTONIU
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VICTOR BUCUR
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – DANIELA BUCȘAN
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – CĂTĂLIN PETRESCU
A Japanese priest – OREST PÎSLARIU-RANGHILOF
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHNEA LAMATIC
James, Secretary of the Embassy – GEORGE MATEI
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – ARNOLD MACK
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – MARIA BACIU

Ballet Cast:
Little Japanese: Diana Năstase, Dana Moise, Cristina Osiceanu, Mihaela Ştefănescu
Great Japanese: Diana Petrache, Mihaela Ştefănescu, Dana Moise, Oana Vâlceanu, Diana Năstase, Raisa Radamovschi, Geraldina Petre
Soloists: Eugenia Stoian, Iolanda Petrescu
Japanese (boys): Relu Dobrin, Mircea Crăciun, Lorendi Rădulescu, Stelian Ghimboțeanu
Charleston: Diana Năstase, Monica Agarici, Geraldina Petre, Oana Vâlceanu, Cristina Osiceanu, Raluca Herciu, Raisa Radamovschi, Diana Petrache
Russian: Raisa Radamovschi, Oana Vâlceanu, Dana Moise, Cristina Osiceanu, Geraldina Petre, Raluca Herciu, Corina Andreica, Diana Năstase
Soloist: Eugenia Stoian
Russian (boys): Mircea Crăciun, Andrei Ciobanu, Marian Chirazi
American: Diana Năstase, Raisa Radamovschi, Raluca Herciu, Geraldina Petre
American (boys): Octavian Ștefănescu, Lorendi Rădulescu, Relu Dobrin, Mircea Crăciun
Hungarian: Corina Andreica, Oana Vâlceanu, Octavian Ștefănescu, Lorendi Rădulescu
Soloists: Eugenia Stoian, Mircea Crăciun, Relu Dobrin

O Lia San’s friends, servants, embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, wife of Ambassador Cunlight – DOINA SCRIPCARU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – FLORIN BUDNARU
John Cunlight, American Ambassador -MARIUS MITROFAN
Riquette, chamberlain Victoriei – GABRIELA DAHA
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VALENTINO TIRON
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – VIRGINIA STAMATE
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – BOGDAN LUPEA
A Japanese priest – MIHNEA LAMATIC
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHĂIŢĂ RADU
James, secretary of the embassy – ALEXANDRU VASILE
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – MARIUS MERAGIU
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – LETIȚIA VLĂDESCU (debut)

Ballet distribution:

Little Japanese: Diana Năstase, Dana Moise, Cristina Osiceanu, Oana Vâlceanu

Great Japanese: Diana Petrache, Cristina Osiceanu, Dana Moise, Luminița Dinca, Oana Vâlceanu, Diana Năstase, Raisa Radamovschi, Geraldina Petre

Soloists: Eugenia Stoian, Corina Andreica

Japanese (boys): Relu Dobrin, Mircea Crăciun, Lorendi Rădulescu, Stelian Ghimboțeanu

Charleston: Diana Năstase, Corina Andreica, Geraldina Petre, Oana Vâlceanu, Luminița Dinca, Raluca Herciu, Raisa Radamovschi, Diana Petrache

Russian: Raisa Radamovschi, Oana Vâlceanu, Dana Moise, Cristina Osiceanu, Geraldina Petre, Raluca Herciu, Corina Andreica, Diana Năstase

Soloists: Eugenia Stoian, Luminița Dinca

Russian (boys): Mircea Crăciun, Relu Dobrin, Sergiu Pantelimon

American: Diana Năstase, Diana Petrache, Raluca Herciu, Geraldina Petre

American (boys): Tavi Ștefănescu, Lorendi Radulescu, Relu Dobrin, Mircea Crăciun

Hungarian: Corina Andreica, Oana Vâlceanu, Tavi Ștefănescu, Lorendi Rădulescu

Soloists: Eugenia Stoian, Mircea Crăciun, Relu Dobrin

O Lia San’s friends, servants, embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, wife of Ambassador Cunlight – SILVIA ȘOHTERUS-MĂRĂSCU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – ANDREI PLEȘCA
John Cunlight, American ambassador – ȘTEFAN POPOV
Riquette, chamberlain Victoriei – GABRIELA DAHA
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VALENTINO TIRON
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – DANIELA BUCȘAN
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – CĂTĂLIN PETRESCU
A Japanese priest – OREST PÎSLARIU-RANGHILOF
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHNEA LAMATIC
James, Secretary of the Embassy – GEORGE MATEI
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – MARIUS MERAGIU
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – MARIA BACIU
O Lia San’s Friends, Servants,
embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, the wife of Ambassador Cunlight – TINA MUNTEANU

Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – GEORGE IONUȚ VÎRBAN
John Cunlight, American Ambassador – MARIUS MITROFAN
Riquette, Victoriei’s maid – AMELIA ANTONIU
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VICTOR BUCUR
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – MEDIANA VLAD
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – BOGDAN LUPEA (debut)
A Japanese priest – MIHNEA LAMATIC
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHĂIȚĂ RADU
James, secretary of the embassy – ALEXANDRU VASILE
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat / A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – MARIA BACIU
O Lia San’s Friends, Servants,
embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, wife of Ambassador Cunlight – DOINA SCRIPCARU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – FLORIN BUDNARU
John Cunlight, American Ambassador – MARIUS MITROFAN
Riquette, chamberlain Victoriei – GABRIELA DAHA
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VALENTINO TIRON
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – VIRGINIA STAMATE SIMULESCU
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – CĂTĂLIN PETRESCU
A Japanese priest / Mayor of Doroszma – OREST PÎSLARIU-RANGHILOF
James, Secretary of the Embassy – GEORGE MATEI
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – MARIUS MERAGIU
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – MARIA BACIU
O Lia San’s Friends, Servants,
embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, wife of Ambassador Cunlight – SILVIA ȘOHTERUS-MĂRĂSCU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – ANDREI PLEȘCA
John Cunlight, American Ambassador – STEFAN POPOV
Riquette, Victoriei’s maid – AMELIA ANTONIU
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VICTOR BUCUR
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – DANIELA BUCȘAN
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – CĂTĂLIN PETRESCU
A Japanese priest / Mayor of Doroszma – MIHNEA LAMATIC
James, Secretary of the Embassy – GEORGE MATEI
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat – MARIUS MERAGIU
A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – MARIA BACIU
O Lia San’s Friends, Servants,
embassy guests, locals, dancers

Victoria, the wife of Ambassador Cunlight – TINA MUNTEANU
Stefan Koltay, captain of hussars – GEORGE IONUȚ VÎRBAN
John Cunlight, American Ambassador -MARIUS MITROFAN
Riquette, chamberlain Victoriei – GABRIELA DAHA
Ianczi Barnay, Koltay’s ordinance – VALENTINO TIRON
A Lia San, Berry’s fiancée – MEDIANA VLAD
Berry Cunlight, the ambassador’s brother – ANTON ZIDARU
A Japanese priest – OREST PÎSLARIU-RANGHILOF
The mayor of Doroszma – MIHĂIŢĂ RADU
James, secretary of the embassy – ALEXANDRU VASILE
Tokeramo Yagani, Japanese diplomat / A Russian officer – ARNOLD MACK
Kamakuri O Miki San, Japanese valet – MARIA BACIU
O Lia San’s friends, servants, embassy guests, locals, dancers

Details

Choreography: Mihaela Atanasiu
Ballet coordinator: Alin Gheorghiu
Ballet rehearsal master: Traian Vlaș
Ballet rehearsal master assistant: Monica Strat
Stage movement: Andreea Toma
Chorus conductor: Aurel Muraru

Musical conductor: Alexandru Ilie 
Director: Cătălin Voineag, based on the version directed by George Zaharescu
Assistant director: Gladiola Lamatic Niţulescu 
Decorations: arh. Cătălin I. Arbore
Costumes: Hristofenia Cazacu and arh. Cătălin I. Arbore

Articole de presă


The National Theatre of Operetta and Musical “Ion Dacian” offered us in the hall of The Children’s Palace Theater, a long-awaited public premiere of “Victoria and Her Hussar” by Paul Abraham. We must admit, from the beginning, that there is an operetta audience eager to see the classic performances of this genre, to applaud their favorite performers and to enjoy arias, duets or couplets specific to the operetta style.

Returning many years ago, in 1975, to the historic headquarters of the Splai Operetta and then to the National Theatre, I saw this well-known work directed by master George Zaharescu, with famous performers in the main roles: Cleopatra Melidoneanu with Eugen Fânățeanu, Nicolae Țăranu (in the ambassador Cunlight, in both castings), Vali Niculescu with G. Hazgan (in the couple Riquette – Ianczi), Mihaela Mijea and Eugen Savopol (O Lia San – Berry) in the first cast and Valeria Rădulescu – Dorin Teodorescu (Victoria – Koltay), Daniela Diaconescu – George Niculescu (Riquette – Ianczi), Mireille Constantinescu – I. Dinu, in the second cast. Liviu Kavassi was at the orchestra desk. This time, the Operetta offers us a fresh show, in a new version.

Dr. Mihai-Alexandru Canciovici

In a room unsuitable for a musical show (the Great Hall of the Children’s Palace), which requires amplification and with a pit far below the stage, the team of the National Operetta and Musical Theatre “Ion Dacian” proposed to us (Sunday, April 23), ” front page” from browsing a new show album. Premiere with Victoria and her hussar by Paul Abraham. They did it with enthusiasm, humility for a glorious past, but, above all, with ambition. The general note of the whole evening was the effort, the desire to prove that there are also talented and hardworking artists at the Operetta, who want to honor their status, if they are left and if they have a place.
Even before the curtain was raised, the emotion of the moment was felt, either at Interim General Manager Bianca Ionescu, attentive to all the details of the evening, either to spectators interested in this return, or to many of the current members of the team present in public (Gladiola Niţulescu Lamatic, Alfredo Pascu) or to some of the former “stars” of the genre, who came to applaud their colleagues in May young people (eg Cleopatra Melidoneanu, Constanţa Câmpeanu, choreographer Andreea Constantinescu, ballerina Marina Hudac, etc.). Along with all of them were and singing teachers at the University of Music in Bucharest: Maria Hurduc, Silvia Voinea, Cristina Soreanu, Ionel Voineag. So good world, connoisseurs of music.

Luminiţa Constantinescu

In the second part of this season, the concerns of the management of National Theatre of Opera and Musical “Ion Dacian” have adapted to the reception of the condition confrontations necessary for the prestige of this institution to exceed the loss of the altitude of the theatrical musical genre that had been consecrated by previous successes.
For more details access the link below.
http://www.eazi.ro/exclusiv/opereta-si-domeniul-traditiei

Grigore Constantinescu