Paul Abraham

Ball at the Savoy

Operetta in two acts [1932]
German
3h 15m incl. intermission
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This masterpiece by the Jewish-Hungarian composer Paul Abraham premièred in Berlin in 1932 (with the orchestra of the Metropol Theatre). 80 years later, this iridescent revue based around love, sex and paso doble was revived at the Behrenstrasse and has been one of the venue’s classic hits ever since.
A captivating musical blend of Berlin jazz, Hungarian csárdás, Viennese melodies and Yiddish klezmer, Ball at the Savoy tells a crazy story about a newly-married high-society couple whose loyalty is put to the test. A sparkling spectacle – and right at the centre of it are three of the greatest operetta stars of our time: Dagmar Manzel, Katharine Mehrling and Helmut Baumann. »A mercurial dance on the volcano ... over three hours of cabaret spectacle somewhere between dramatic irony and a wink.« [dpa]
»This evening will become a cult classic! (...) Everything comes together perfectly: the singing, the set, the costumes – a gripping, fast-moving production brought to us by the artistic director!« [FAZ]
Text by Alfred Grünwald and Fritz Löhner-Beda

In the repertoire since 9 Jun 2013
Thu., 21. March 2019, 19:30

Crew

Musical direction
Staging
Stage design / Lighting
Costumes
Choreography
Dramaturgy
Pavel B. Jiracek

Cast

Marquis Aristide de Faublas
Madeleine de Faublas, his wife
Mustafa Bey, attaché to the Turkish embassy in Paris
Daisy Darlington, jazz composer
Tangolita, Argentine dancer
Archibald, valet to Aristides/Pomerol, head waiter at the »Savoy«/Pierre, conférencier at the »Savoy«
Bébé, Madeleine's maid
Célestin Formant
Pomerol, Ober im Savoy
Monsieur Albert
Frank Baer
René
Matthias Spenke
Pierre, Conférencier im Savoy
Chorsoloists of the Komische Oper Berlin