National opera and ballet theater in Constanta
Short History of the Opera House in Constanta
In 1957, the „Dobrogean Opera”, one of the most noble art institutions, which was to begin with the name „Musical Theater”, was established by Government Ordinance.
The curtain of the new „Musical Theater” was the first time on March 24, 1958, with the performance of the Lilac by J.Strauss. Since then, many changes have taken place in the institution’s name: 1976 – Liric Theater; 1996 – Opera; 2004 – National Opera and Ballet Theater „Oleg Danovski”.
The seasons gathered, year after year, the works of the great opera and national and universal operettas: T.Brediceanu, P.Constantinescu, F.Barbu, G.Dendrino, C.Trailescu, D.Capoianu, M.Teicu, S.Dragoi , V.Dobos, F.Comisel, G.Verdi, G.Puccini, WAMozart, P.Mascagni, G.Bizet, J.Offenbach, J.Strauss, L.Delibes, G.Donizetti, GBPergolessi, R.Leoncavallo , C.Gounod, E.Kalmann, K.Zeller, Fr.Lehar, P.Abraham, DF.Loewe, F.Lopez.
In 1975 the Opera and Ballet Music Festival was born, a unique phenomenon in the country through longevity and complexity, a festival that unfolded continuously, developing and diversifying the range of choreographic and choreographic performances, reaching 2014 in the 40th edition and bearing the name the International Music and Dance Festival.
On the stage of the Constanta Opera have performed famous artists such as Nicolae Herlea, Elena Cernei, Art Florescu, Zenaida Pally, Magda Ianculescu, Octav Enigarescu, Dan Iordachescu, Pompeiu Harasteanu, Maria Slatinaru Nistor, Mioara Cortez, Lucia Tibuleac, Constantin Gabor, and from all over the world: Italy, Japan, Moldova, Argentina, Greece, Poland, Germany, France, Bulgaria, South Korea, England, Hungary, Sweden and Mexico;