The events in Odessa at 29 March 2020

Johann Strauss "the Gypsy Baron"

29 March 2020, 18:30
category: play
from 40 to 200 UAH
place: Comedy (street, 3)

J. Strauss "the Gypsy Baron" operetta in 2 acts Libretto: Ignaz Schnitzer Among the works of Strauss, each piece is unique, but "the Gypsy Baron" is one of the most famous operettas of the composer. It marked a new milestone in the development of the operetta as a separate genre. The history of the operetta "the Gypsy Baron" is an amazing and unique: dreaming of writing an Opera based on Hungarian national story, Johann Strauss turned to the famous literary work Mora Yochai — the short story "Saffi". With the consent of the author writing the libretto was entrusted to the famous playwright Schnitzer. Initial plans Strauss to present the Opera "the Gypsy Baron" on the stage of the court theatre — was not to be: Schnitzer Yochai and without his knowledge concluded a contract with the world famous theatre "an der Wien", and Strauss worked on the score given the fact that the play will be staged in the conditions of the theater of operetta. Premiere of "the Gypsy Baron" was held on 24th October 1885 in Vienna, and despite many condemn, bold for that time's libretto (aristocrat marries a Gypsy), as well as numerous view that because of the age peak of glory Johann Strauss passed, the operetta was a great success. The sounds of beautiful music struck the most discerning audience, and for over a hundred years concerned with the heart, singing with love and honor, pride and dignity. Time goes on, revolutions and war, States change their borders and names, generations come and go, but this operetta is still not descend from a theatrical stage of the most famous musical theaters, over and over again, conquering the heart and carrying its charm through the years. On the stage of our theatre "the Gypsy Baron" was staged twice, in 1971 and 1982 and was a record for the number of shows played. We invite the audience to enjoy the romance of the enchantment, bliss and passion, exuberant joy and overwhelming melancholy that sound in Hungarian and Gypsy melodies, skillfully used by Johann Strauss in the operetta. And, as said Franz lehár, "the magic of its sounds runs out only when no more cheerfulness when mankind will forget how to laugh, sing and dance." I hope it's not gonna happen!

The poster of the event — Johann Strauss "the Gypsy Baron" in Comedy