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Descendant of an ancient Byzantine family of Greek origin, Constantin I. Nottara (1859-1935) was without doubt one of the great personalities of the Romanian theatre being an accomplished actor and an excellent educator. He studied at the Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Bucharest and at the Odeon Theatre in Paris. He was renowned for important roles such as Lear and Hamlet from Shakespeare’s play or Shylock, in the Doctor’s Dilemma by Shaw, Vlaicu in "Vlaicu Voda" by Alexandru Davila, Ion from "Napasta" by Ion L. Caragiale and other notable ones in those times. The famous artists of the interwar period developed under his aegis, names such as Tony Bulandra, Ion Manolescu, Maria Ventura or Maria Filotti. At the end of his career, after a life spent for the Romanian theatre, his colleagues from the Union of Drama and Lyric Artists donated an important sum during the fund raising for building a house for master Nottara.
In 1931, on Boulevard Dacia, the area that hosts most of the architectural monuments in Bucharest, the "Nottara House" was built, which became the last residence of Constantin I. Nottara, but also the dwelling of his son, Constantin C. Nottara (1890 – 1951), the great composer.
In 1956 the C. I. and C. C. Memorial Museum was opened for the public in memory of the two great artists, at the initiative of Anna Nottara, the wife of C.C. Nottara. The house hosted the museum until 2016. Sources: Corina Iliescu, Museographer, "Muzicianul Constantin Nottara", https://no14plusminus.ro/2015/10/10/muzicianul-constantin-c-nottara/ Photo: Reptilianul C. I. and C.C. Nottara Museum (1956 - 2016) photo archive
Bucharest is the densely populated capital city of Romania situated on the banks of the Dambovita River.