Budapest Summer Festival
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Circus Princess operetta - PREMIERE

Margaret Island
July 21, 2018, 8:00 pm

Show info

Emmerich Kálmán:

Circus Princess

operetta

PREMIERE

20 and 21 July (Friday and Saturday) 2018

Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre 

After more than a decade, one of the most popular musical genres makes its return to the Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre’s 80th birthday with Circus Princess one of the most popular operettas of the greatest operetta composers, Emmerich Kálmán. In the celebratory season of the theatre, the incredibly popular pieces by the grand master of operetta will make its premiere appearance on the stage, filled with circus whirlabout.

The grand operetta, which was originally written in German for its 1926 Viennese premiere, has been going strong since day one due to its great story and grandiose effects. In this exotic tale, the story of acrobats, animal trainers and clowns is played against the glamorous life of the aristocracy which has its own dark, hidden secrets. Yet in the sparkling world of the operetta, the star-crossed lovers can still find each other in the maze of adventure, intrigue, misunderstandings and love conquers all in the end.

The beloved tunes of Emmerich Imre will make their debut appearance on Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre under the old trees and the starlit sky – this time starring Enikő Dobó and Zoltán Miller, with direction by Máté Szabó.

A co-production between the Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre and the National Theatre of Miskolc.

Casting

Princess Fedora Palinska– Enikő Dobó
Mister X – Zoltán Miller
Grand Duke Sergius Wladimir – Attila Harsányi
Miss Mabel Gibson – Lilla Litauszky
Toni Schlumberger – György Somhegyi / Endre Papp

Art director: Balázs Czigler
Costrumes: Kriszta Berzsenyi
Choreography: Gábor Katona

Conductor: Ádám Cser
Director: Máté Szabó

A co-production between the Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre and the National Theatre of Miskolc.

Further cast members will be announced shortly!

synopsis

An enigmatic, sad man joins the entourage of the circus, where gains more and more fame as Mister X while still keeping his real name a mystery. His real name is Fedja Becketov and he is an officer of the Russian army, who seeks a cure for his love sickness at the colourful world of the circus. That’s where he meets again with his lost love, Princess Fedora Palinska, who has become married to a wealthy, old Prince in the meantime and now they meet again when she is widowed. The princess naturally doesn’t recognize her old love, so the operetta’s traditional circus of misunderstandings may commence…

In this exotic tale, the story of acrobats, animal trainers and clowns is played against the glamorous life of the aristocracy which has its own dark, hidden secrets. Yet in the sparkling world of the operetta, the star-crossed lovers can still find each other in the maze of adventure, intrigue, misunderstandings and love conquers all in the end.

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