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Baroness Lili

15 September 2012, Saturday, 15:00
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Operetta in two acts by Jeno Huszka

Libretto — Ferenc Marton
Working up of libretto — Silard Darvas and Bela Gador
Author of adaptation — Barbara Ary-Nagi
Russian text — Boris Ivushin
Lyrics — Yury Shishmonin
Director — Attila Beres (Hungary)
Musical leader — honoured artist of Russia Andrey Alekseev
Set design by — Gyorgy Batonyi (Hungary)
Costume designer — Irina Dolgova
Ballet master — Johanna Bodor (Hungary)

Opening night of performance took place on 29th of May 2007.

Author of the operetta is significant Hungarian composer Jeno Huszka (1875 – 1960). “Baroness Lili” (1919) is one of the most famous among his 15 operettas. Melodic, elegant in rhythms, charming music and laconic, full of lambent humor libretto of the operetta, made it extraordinarily popular. After the death of broken father his son count Laslo, beginning playwright, sells family castle. This half-ruinous building buys former shop-keeper, baron Malomsegi. He dreams to see his daughter Lili as countess and wants to marry her to the count who has sold the castle. Absolutely accidentally he takes Laslo for a valet and he because of curiosity later on “plays up” him carrying out all orders of new lodgers.

At first Laszlo takes this comic situation as a plot to his new operetta. However in the family of Malomsegi he finds his love – Lili. Young girl became friends with “valet” and took him into her confidence. She asks Laslo to help her to run away from the castle to safe herself from marriage with the person she doesn’t know and doesn’t love. She is not interested in count title and especially marriage for money. Lively and smart girl dreams to become an actress. Laslo promises to be faithful ally of Lili. Like this their love story begins. In the end this eternal feeling conquer the ridiculous conventionalities and artificially raised obstacles.

Characters and Performers:
Lili

Anna Bulgak
laureate of International competitions

Karina Chepurnova
laureate of "Golden sofit" award
laureate of International competition

Valentina Mikhaylova
laureate of International competition

Laszlo Illishhazi, count

Oleg Korz

Malomsegi, baron

Pavel Grigoryev

Vladimir Yakovlev
national artist of Russia
laureate of "Golden sofit" award

Klarissa, actress

Tamara Kotova
laureate of International competition

Freddy

Dmitry Dmitriev

Ivan Korytov
laureate of "Golden mask" Award

Agata Illishhazi, countess

Elena Zabrodina
Honoured actress of Russia

Zoya Vinogradova
national actress of Russia
laureate of "Golden mask" Award

Kristina Illishhazi, countess

Valentina Kosobutskaya
honoured actress of Russia,
laureate of "Golden sofit" and "Golden mask" awards

Marina Ulanova
honoured actress of Russia

Bechei

Anton Oleynikov
honoured actor of Russia,
laureate of "Golden mask" award

Man-servant, Money-lender, Valet, Peasant, uncle Yanosh, Minister, Driver, Ghost

Dmitry Petrov
laureate of International competition

Vladimir Yarosh
laureate of International competition

The performance is recommended for viewers aged 12 and above