The Hall of the Ion Dacian National Operetta and Musical Theater

(Bd. Octavian Goga, nr. 1)

November 23, 2024 at 18:00

A new premiere at the Ion Dacian National Operetta and Musical Theater: "Rebecca"

Musical by Sylvester Levay & Michael Kunze
"Rebecca", one of the most successful productions by the team Sylvester Levay
(music) – Michael Kunze (libretto), Grammy award winners and creators of the famous
productions "Mozart!", "Elisabeth", and "Marie Antoinette", had its premiere at the National
Operetta and Musical Theater "Ion Dacian" directed by Attila Béres on June 16
The show is based on the story of the namesake novel written by Daphne du Maurier in 1938, which made the English author one of the most famous writers of her time. Like other works by the author, such as "Jamaica Inn" or "Birds", and "Rebecca" was adapted for the big screen by the Oscar-winning director, Alfred Hitchcock, becoming one of his best-known productions.

The musical premiered in Vienna, at the Raimund Theater, on September 28, 2006, directed by Francesca Zambello, and quickly became an international success, playing to sold-out houses for more than three consecutive years. In the years that followed, the musical was staged with the same success in Japan, Finland, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Serbia, and the Czech Republic. On September 4, 2023, the premiere is scheduled at Charing Cross Theatre in London, directed by Alejandro Bonatto.
The musical, brought for the first time to Romania by the Ion Dacian National Operetta Theater in the 2010-2011 season, will premiere in the new hall of the Ion Dacian National Operetta and Musical Theater, at Blvd. Octavian Goga Nr.1, joining the famous titles in the current repertoire, including: My Fair Lady, The Gypsy Baron, Marco Polo's Secret, Kiss me, Kate!, Victoria and her Husar or The Land of Smiles.

The events are presented from the perspective of a naive young woman without material means, "Ich." Working as a companion to a wealthy American woman on vacation on the French Riviera, she meets the very wealthy Englishman Lord Maxim de Winter, who soon becomes her husband. After the wedding, she accompanies him to the enigmatic and unfriendly house on the Manderley estate, where it seems that the spirit of Rebecca, the first Mrs. de Winter, who died a year earlier in a mysterious boating accident, is still present. Looked at with suspicion and treated maliciously by Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, whose devotion to Rebecca seems pathological, the very young Mrs. de Winter feels increasingly overwhelmed by her new life, while her husband, Maxim, seems to sink deeper into the secrets of the dark house. An unexpected event further disturbs the lives of the characters, threatening to reveal unforeseen mysteries.

Creators' presentations:
Michael Kunze
Michael Kunze is an internationally renowned lyricist and librettist of musical theater, awarded the Grammy and the German music award ECHO for his entire career. His best-known musicals, "Elisabeth," "Tanz der Vampire," "Mozart!" and "Rebecca," have laid the foundations for a new genre of contemporary musical theater very popular ("DramaMusical"), attracting an audience of over 16 million people worldwide. His name is associated with the success achieved in German-speaking countries by many international shows, for which he translated and adapted the librettos.
Michael Kunze also has in his record 88 gold and platinum records, 3 Golden Europe awards, 2 Best Musical awards (Image1996 and Image1998), Musical of the Year awards in 2000 for "Mozart!", in 2001 for "Elisabeth," in 2003 for "Tanz der Vampire," and in 2007 for "Rebecca".
Sylvester Levay
Grammy award winner in 1975 for "Fly, Robin, Fly," as well as the highest German distinction for achievements in music (Golden Europe Award), Sylvester Levay composed, orchestrated, and conducted the scores for over 80 films, including "Scarface," "Flashdance," "Cobra," and "Airwolf," while also composing the music for the famous musicals "Elisabeth," "Mozart!", "Marie Antoinette," and "Rebecca." Among the personalities he worked with are Donna Summer, Elton John, Lorenzo Lamas, Michael Douglas, George Lucas, Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter O'Toole, and Steven Spielberg. He has also taught composition and musical arrangement at prestigious universities and academies, such as the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).
Attila Béres
Currently, the general director of the National Theater in Miskolc, Hungary, since 2014. Between 2004 and 2010, he was the principal director of the National Operetta and Musical Theater in Budapest, where he directed shows such as "Baroness Lili" by Jenő Huszka, "The Wedding Dance" by Ferenc Fegya Jávori, "Life in Paris" by J. Offenbach, or "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehár. Among his awards are the prize for "Best Show" at the National Theater Festival in Hungary, in 2003 for the musical "Somewhere in Europe," a nomination for "Best Show" at the Russian National Theater Festival Golden Mask, in 2008, for "Baroness Lili" by Jenő Huszka, and the award for best musical show from the Hungarian Critics' Association for the musical "The Producers" by Mel Brooks.
He has collaborated with theaters in Hungary, Russia, Slovakia, Serbia, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Austria, and the United States. In 2007 at the National Operetta Theater "Ion Dacian," he directed the play "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehar.

Musical in two acts by Michael Kunze & Sylvester Lévy
Libretto and lyrics: Michael Kunze
Music and orchestration: Sylvester Levay
Based on the novel "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier
Romanian translation and adaptation: Ernest Fazekas
A show by Attila Béres
Music Coordinator: Tamás Bolba (Hungary)
Conductor: Constantin Grigore
Set Design: Balázs Horesnyi (Hungary)
Costumes: Rita Velich (Hungary)
Choreography: Ákos Tihanyi (Hungary)
Chorus Conductor: Aurel Muraru
Assistant Director: Sorina Raluca Micșunescu
Assistant Choreography: Rita Szuts (Hungary), Relu Dobrin
Light Design: Dreiszker Jozsef (Hungary) Sound Design: Tamas Istvan Ditzman (Hungary)
General Delegate Producer: Corina Ștefan

Ich : Cristina Popa
Maxim de Winter : Victor Bucur
Mrs. Danvers : Georgiana Mototolea
Jack Favell : Cătălin Petrescu
Frank Crawley : Andras Demeter
Ben : Dumitru Filip
Edythe Van Hopper : Bianca Ionescu-Ballo
Beatrice Lacy : Cristina Trandafir
Giles Lacy : Valentino Tiron
Colonel Julyan : Marius Mitrofan
Judge Horridge : Anton Zidaru
Secondary Roles and Extras :
Frith : Alois Doboș
Robert : Marius Meragiu
Mrs. Rutherford : Gladiola Nițulescu- Lamatic
Clarice : Geraldina Petre
Shadows : Oana Vâlceanu , Melis Ramazan, Camelia Ghiță, Evita Gurtovaia
The Other "Me": Andreea Bârzescu
Waiter : Mircea Crăciun
Rebecca's Shadow: Gabriela Pojoreanu
Servants at Manderley: Ioana Băiașiu, Carmen Anghel, Răzvan Rusu, Alexandru Vasile

Show duration: 3 hours (1 intermission)

Note: reserves the right to cancel unpaid reservations 48 hours before the show.

For further details regarding the above event, please contact the organizing company:  Ion Dacian National Operetta and Musical Theater,  CIF 4340099, BUCHAREST

Diamond - 200,00 lei
Gold - 150,00 lei
Silver - 100,00 lei
Silver - 100,00 lei
Silver / Reducere Pensionari - 50,00 lei
Silver / Reducere Elevi/Studenti - 25,00 lei
Gray seats are occupied.
Bulevardul Octavian Goga Nr.1 Sector 3
REBECCA, 23 November 2024
Teatrul National de Opereta si Musical Ion Dacian, Bucuresti
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