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Ralph Benatzky

The most successful operetta by Ralph Benatzky, born in Moravské Budějovice, is the White Horse Inn which quickly travelled around the world's stages after its premiere in 1930, and which the Pilsen audience is also familiar with. 

Benatzky, apart from large revue operettas, also wrote music for cabarets, smash hits and chamber operettas. The most successful ones include The Charming Young Lady from 1933. Its score is full of then-popular dance rhythms (such as slow-fox, rumba and tango), including waltz. The story of the operetta, that takes place at a weekend chalet owned by a young clerk Paul, is a witty conversational comedy that entertains today's audiences as well. Paul is engaged to the boss's daughter Louisa but one night someone rings the bell and a charming young lady, whose car has broken down, enters the chalet. It's a no-brainer to guess the ending of this comedy. You should not miss the first operetta production at the Black Box.

Premiere on 24 February 2018 at the Black Box

Promo photo: Martina Root

Tobacco products are used in the performance.