World-famous operetta Imre Kalman "Countess Maritsa" is called "Hungarian Rhapsody" thanks to numerous Chardashiks and Hungarian motifs. For the production of the National Operet Ukraine received a license from the successors Imre Kalman (daughter - Yvonne Kalman).
"Countess Maritsa" is presented to the viewer in a new interpretation: a revised libretto (Y.Ivanits'ka, based on the plays of Y. Brammer and A. Grunwald), an entirely new poetic text of musical numbers, separate scenes, open notes of the original Kalman clavier, ballet divertiment ...
The new stage version of the "Countess Maritsy" is extremely dynamic, close to the modern viewer. "We have to play about our present, because there can not be any irrelevant phrases in the theater," said director-director at the first rehearsal. However, despite the fact that the heroes discuss the very hot problems of inflation, devaluation, optimization and economic reforms, the spectator pinks into the refined world of aristocratic life, adorned with more than 350 luxurious costumes created for this production. The Hungarian "roots" of the operetta will also emphasize scenography, which is dominated by the magic blue color of the world accord, which is often found in folk costumes of Hungary. The space uses the principle of Hungarian embroidery and the famous Austrian Art Nouveau. In the second act, in the stage of the Orpheum, the choreographic divertissement is presented as a kind of Hungarian cancan.
Music "Countess Maritsy" - a series of time-honored hits. At the same time - extremely difficult to execute. A huge range of solo rooms, expanded massive finals that are not inferior to opera. After the creation of this operetta, Imre Kalman admitted: "Of course, the most difficult was to write an operetta after" Countess Maritsy! ".