Culture between artwork and malicious labor

We continue the series of stories from the Iași National Opera, recalling the group of several employees and former employees, about 15 in number, protesting for several days on the stairs of the institution against management, while refusing to participate in training programs, study and refuses professional, annual, mandatory assessments. These protests are supported by the former interim manager who had caught the taste of power and discovered ways to hire and promote those close to him. And as a condition for returning to the leadership of the Iaşi National Opera is the dismissal of the manager Rancea from the leadership of this institution, Marcovici formed a union whose members are exactly about 15 tireless protesters.

A few years ago, the same Marcovici was the president of the ARTIS Moldova trade union, representative at the level of the Opera, and he sent a letter of praise to Prime Minister Victor Viorel Ponta, in which he spoke about “The arrival of Mrs. Beatrice Rancea to lead the institution” as “the moment that generated the exit from numbness and anonymity”.

He also reminds about the fact that the manager Beatrice Rancea is a very good dialogue partner and that finally the professional value is a criterion for accessing this position.

Marcovici also said that “within the Romanian National Opera Iasi, the situation is more than good”, and as for Beatrice Rancea, she is called “one of the best managers of cultural institutions in the country, who has demonstrated the exceptional value in the two years since he has been in charge of the Romanian National Opera in Iaşi. ”

In other words, according to Marcovici, the manager Beatrice Rancea was an excellent manager, only until she was called to Bucharest to take over the National Opera and he was appointed interim manager.

Maybe it would be good to take a look at the group of protesters from the Bucharest National Opera, because it would be good to understand what patron saint they wear and what animates them. Among them we find Vlad Mărculescu, first dancer at the Iași Opera, until 14.09.2020, when the ethics and disciplinary commission within the Iași National Opera completed the disciplinary investigation procedure in the Mărculescu case and decided with unanimity of votes the disciplinary termination of the individual employment contract, according to art.10.6 of the Internal Regulations of the Iași National Opera.

But to understand the case we must go back to 2019 when the ballet master sends an address to the manager informing them that Mărculescu Vlad was absent from the general rehearsal scheduled and displayed on the notice board of the ballet department, without notifying in advance, and from 21-22.10.2019 had a hostile attitude, challenging the indications of the ballet master.

Another report of the ballet master from 20.01.2020 informed the management that Vlad Mărculescu was absent from the program on 18.01.2020. On 10.02.2020, a dancer of the Opera, notices the fact that Mărculescu Vlad in a post on Facebook, addressed insulting words to him and instigated hatred against him.

Following these notifications, on 02.03.2020 the Ethics and Discipline commission within the Opera completed the disciplinary investigation procedure in the case of Mr. Mărculescu Vlad, and the decision taken unanimously by votes was the proposal to sanction the reduction of the basic salary by 10% for a period of 3 months.

On 03.03.2020, an employee of the Opera from the orchestra compartment makes a notification to the manager that Mărculescu Vlad has repeatedly posted, on his Facebook page and on the page of the group “We support the unjust artists from the Iași National Opera”, false information and defamatory.

On 05.03.2020, an employee of the Opera notified the fact that on 22.02.2020 on the public television station Apolonia, Mărculescu made defamatory statements related to personal and professional life.

After these sanctions, Vlad Mărculescu continued with acts of indiscipline and defamatory statements against the Iași National Opera, where he was still employed.

On 11.07.2020, in a public show on the same television, Mărculescu declares that the projects carried out by the Opera in the botanical garden are “To wash our hands”. He also stated that ”Where do you take the prestigious National Opera from Iași? Instead of taking her level where her level is, you take her to the botanical garden ”.

Also in the same show, Mărculescu offended a colleague who, in his opinion, did not have the baccalaureate taken and would be expelled from the institution, although she presented a certificate that she passed the baccalaureate, but lost her documents and speaks seven foreign languages ​​fluently.


On 26.08.2020, the head of the ballet service notified the management of the Opera that Mărculescu Vlad has an unprofessional and defiant attitude towards her, thus trying to denigrate the image and authority.

On the other hand, if we talk about the Iasi National Opera before and after the arrival of the manager Rancea, this cultural institution had an average of about 40-50 spectators. After the arrival of Beatrice Rancea, at only two years old, all the performances staged were with the house closed, a fact never seen before at the opera in Iași. Below we present the situation of the shows before and after the arrival of Beatrice Rancea.

Who uses the chaos at the Iasi National Opera and who wants the image of this institution to be severely affected in this way are some questions that we will answer during this investigation. The situation presented today is just one part of a whole plan that wants to be implemented by those who have discovered that power is a way to satisfy your own interests.

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