Operetta by Paul Abraham
Libretto by Emmerich Földes, Alfred Grünwald, Fritz Löhner-Beda
The Hawaiian Princess Laya, the since childhood promised to her Prince Tilo-Taro, the beautiful Islander Raka, the American Admiral Stone and his secretary John Buffy, the cheeky Bessy Worthington, the two Jazz singers Jim Boy and Suzanne Provence – those are just the most important actors in a turbulent and fast pacing game of finding true love, the future of Hawaii and the joys of mundane life in Honolulu and Monte Carlo, to which end a whopping four happy couples form.
At the beginning of the 1920s a new art of music making made its way across the ocean to Europe: Jazz. Its energic drive within a few years tumbled the public music life and the entertainment business up side down. The undisputed king of this last, wild Operetta time in Berlin – founding an abrupt end with the national socialism – was the Hungarian expatriate Paul Abraham. His sweeping music is actually reemerging to a deserved renaissance and at TfN will be the first theatre to perform a reconstruction of the original Abrahamian improvisatory performing music style. Full of raging lust of living, crazily funny and – if necessary – hearteningly lyrical, Paul Abrahams most successful piece will leave no (Operetta-)wish open.
Theater für Niedersachsen, Hildesheim
Opening on Saturday 5th of May 2018, 19:00h
Musical Direction: Florian Ziemen / Gabriel Venzago
Staging: Tamara Heimbrock
Stage & Costume Design: Julie Weideli