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New Year´s Eve with Ball im Savoy in State Opera

Paul Abraham
The State Opera
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    December 2022

    Saturday 31. 12.

    Tickets available

    Special event

    Basic information


    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    7 hours 30 minutes, 1 intermission


    In Czech, subtitles in Czech, English, German

    Program of the New Year's Eve evening:
    • Reception of the spectators, welcome drink and refreshments
    • First part of the performance (Ball im Savoy)
    • Main banquet
    • Second part of the performance (Ball im Savoy)
    • Banquet and midnight toast
    • Space for dancing accompanied by live music

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


    • 2022-2023


    Stage director
    Martin Čičvák
    Set design
    Hans Hoffer
    Costume design
    Georges Vafias
    Lighting design
    Jan Dörner
    Chorus master
    Adolf Melichar


    State opera Chorus
    State opera Orchestra

    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.

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


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      Practical information

      Where to buy tickets

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