Ball im Savoy
Premiere performances: 16 and 18 September 2022 at the State Opera
- February 2024
- March 2024
Friday 20. 10.Tickets available
Wednesday 1. 11.Tickets available
Friday 10. 11.Tickets available
Saturday 18. 11.Tickets available
Wednesday 6. 12.Tickets available
Tuesday 19. 12.Tickets available
Sunday 31. 12.Tickets available
Tuesday 20. 2.Tickets available
Friday 1. 3.Tickets available
Sunday 17. 3.Tickets available
Wednesday 27. 3.Tickets available
The State OperaApproximate running time
3 hours, 1 intermission (30 minutes) minutesLanguage
In Czech, surtitles in Czech, EnglishPremiere
September 16, 2022
A modern operetta revue full of dance, love and funny plot twists.
State Opera Chorus
State Opera Orchestra
National Theatre Opera Ballet
The operetta tells a “crazy” story full of funny conspiracies, confusion and romantic tension, with the main plot built around a fidelity test a newlywed couple have been put to. They have just returned home from their honeymoon and it seems that nothing can threaten their happy future. But on the very day of their return, the newlywed Marquis Aristide receives a letter from a certain “Prefect of Nancy”. And problems in the paradise seem to come up: the real writer of the letter is the sexy dancer Tangolita, Aristide´s former lover, who requires to meet him at the ball at the Savoy Hotel. And the Marquis decides to attend the ball…
Composer Paul Abraham has used a mix of European jazz, Hungarian czardas, tango, klezmer and classic Viennese operetta to conjure up an utterly carefree world in which one hit follows another, and, as in any good operetta, there are sopranos singing to the heavens and magical love duets. There are also musical or revue-like acts a la Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, in short, an absolute relax!
Note: Singers will be equipped with ports during the performance.
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and over.
The production is part of the Musica non grata cycle. 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. 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. More information at musicanongrata.cz.
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Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 October at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of March 2024.
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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