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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. 

  • Stage Small stage
  • Premiere Saturday, 24 February 2018
  • Age Category From 14 years
  • Musical arrangement:
    Jiří Petrdlík
    Conducted by:
    Josef Kurfiřt,
    Jiří Petrdlík
    Directed by:
    Zbyněk Brabec
    Stage Design:
    Pavel Kodeda
    Josef Jelínek
    Martin Šinták
    Light Design:
    Antonín Pfleger
    Musical preparation:
    Maxim Averkiev,
    Martin Marek
    Stage manager:
    Petra Tolašová
    Eliška Ulrychová

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.