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Ball im Savoy
Opera

Ball im Savoy

Paul Abraham

Premiere performances: 16 and 18 September 2022 at the State Opera

The State Opera
Premiere production
Musica non grata
English subtitles

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    December 2022

    Thursday 8. 12.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
    English subtitles

    Saturday 17. 12.
    19:00

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    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
    English subtitles

    Wednesday 28. 12.
    19:00

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    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
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    Saturday 31. 12.
    18:00

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    Special performance
    English subtitles
    Premiere production
    April 2023

    Thursday 6. 4.
    19:00

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    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
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    Wednesday 12. 4.
    19:00

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    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
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    Thursday 20. 4.
    19:00

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    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
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    Saturday 29. 4.
    19:00

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    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
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    May 2023

    Sunday 7. 5.
    19:00

    Booking not started yet

    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
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    Saturday 13. 5.
    19:00

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    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
    English subtitles
    June 2023

    Sunday 4. 6.
    17:00

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    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
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    Saturday 10. 6.
    19:00

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    Premiere production
    Musica non grata
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    Basic information

    Venue

    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    3 hours, 1 intermission 30 minutes

    Language

    In Czech, subtitles in Czech, English

    Premiere

    September 16, 2022

    A modern operetta revue full of dance, love and funny plot twists.

    Cast

    • 2022-2023

    Creatives

    Czech translation of lyrics and Czech dialogues
    Vlasta Reittererová
    Stage director
    Martin Čičvák
    Set design
    Hans Hoffer
    Costume design
    Georges Vafias
    Lighting design
    Jan Dörner
    Chorus master
    Adolf Melichar
    Video projection
    Michael Hoffer

    About

    State opera Chorus
    State opera Orchestra
    National Theatre Opera Ballet dancers led by Jiří Hejna

    The pivotal episode unfurls at a ball, where Aristide has an assignation with an old flame, the dancer Tangolita. Yet he has no inkling that his wife, Madeleine, has got wind of his intention and decided to attend the ball too, with a close friend of hers, Daisy, who has just returned from America. No one knows that Daisy is the famous composer Pasodoble. Mustapha Bey, the Turkish attaché, falls in love with Daisy, while Célestin, a timid young lawyer, is enchanted by Madeleine ...

    All these entangled situations are accompanied by irresistible tones of vertiginous music, engrossing melodies and jazz rhythms, Hungarian dances, Viennese waltz and klezmer. The sophisticated, entertaining modern revue operetta will be adapted by the stage director Martin Čičvák and the conductor Jan Kučera. The State Opera, formerly the Neues deutsches Theater, presented Ball im Savoy in 1933, following which it has been performed in Brno, Ostrava, Opava, Olomouc and Teplice, as well as at the Karlín Music Theatre in Prague.

    WARNING: Singers will be equipped with ports during the performance.
    Suitable for audience from 12 years.

    After nine decades, the operetta is now returning to the State Opera, as part of the Musica non grata project.

    Project Musica non grata revives the artistic legacy of male and female composers important to the musical life of interwar Czechoslovakia who were persecuted by National Socialism or for religious, racial, political or gender reasons. Musica non grata is the international music and cultural project of the Czech Republic and Germany, initiated and organized by the National Theatre in Prague and financially supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
    More information on NT websites or here.

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      Practical information

      Where to buy tickets

      The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 November at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of April 2023.


      When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

      What to wear?

      By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

      Parking at the State opera

      While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.

      Buffets at the State Opera

      No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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