The dramatic and comic genius of Ion Luca Caragiale meets in this work the musical genius of composer Paul Constantinescu, a Romanian composer of Jewish origin, a member of the Romanian Academy. Professor at the Music Conservatory “Ciprian Porumbescu” in Bucharest, Constantinescu was an artistic talent with certain skills and literature (poetry), plastic art (drawing, caricature), cinematography (operator). He has constantly preoccupied with folklore and Byzantine melodicity, transforming himself from a passionate researcher into a creator of innovative, original sounds.
It is the first time in Romania when the opera “A stormy night” by Paul Constantinescu is mounted, after I.L. Caragiale, with puppets and dolls. The greatest Romanian playwright was born in Dâmboviţa County, so installing his plays at the Tony Bulandra Theater is absolutely natural. The youngsters who are mostly addressed (12 to 17 years) are all the more attracted by the story so as it is a musical one. This way, we intend to introduce them into the universe of Caragiale’s dramaturgy from early ages.
A special opportunity is the collaboration with the theater, animation theatre and opera director Traian Savinescu. After graduating opera director courses at the Academy of Music “G. Dima “Cluj-Napoca, he studied directing at the Faculty of Theater in Cluj. He is a member of UNIMA and ASSITEJ, two international organizations representing the theater of animation. He has extensive experience in many institutions throughout the country, has worked with a wealth of artists, both actors and opera and operetta singers. He has been appreciated for his vision and workflow. His artistic skills proved during his time at the Puck Theater in Cluj-Napoca when he founded the International Festival of Animation Theater “PUCK ANIMAFEST” (2002).
Ana Maria Cucută