The work of Imre Kalman is among the favorite titles in Varna. As early as 1923, only a few years after its premiere, Alexander Naumov, bandmaster of the Navy Brass Band, and music teacher Krum Mumdzhiev realized the first staging of the operetta with the participation of amateurs. In 1957, under the direction of Emil Glavanakov, director Bohos Afeyan and artist Mariana Popova, the first production of "The Queen of the Chardasha" by the professional Varna opera troupe took place. Since then, the title has been an integral part of the repertoire of the Varna State Opera. The star of the National Musical Theater and director Alexander Mutafchiiski, born in Varna and loved by the Varna audience, is defined by music critics as a worthy follower of the unforgettable Vidin Daskalov (1929-2001).