The Csárdás Princess

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Operetta by Emmerich Kálmán .


Libretto by Leo Stein and Bela Jenbach


Premiere: 10 July 2021
Venue: Congress & TheaterHaus Bad Ischl


The Csárdásf Princess by Emmerich Kálmán is one of the most famous works in the history of operettas:
Great emotions paired with wit and fiery Csárdás paired with romantic and passionate melodies characterize this masterpiece. Hits like "The Chose Doesn't Go Quite Without Women", "The Girls, the Girls" or "Let's Follow the Swallows" are immortal. Emmerich Kálmán wrote these hits in a villa in Bad Ischl's Kurpark, just a few metres from the Kongress & TheaterHaus Bad Ischl.


Experience the love story of Edwin Ronald von und zu Lippert-Weylersheim, who promises marriage despite all his objections to the successful and courted chansonette Sylva Varescu. Due to family and social constraints, however, this promise of marriage becomes void when Edwin's father announces the engagement of his son to Countess Stasi in an ad. The fiery vaudeville singer feels betrayed.


The Lehár Festival presents Die Csárdásfürstin with a star cast in a new production by Thomas Enzinger.

 

Program and cast

Cast


Musical direction: Oliver Ostermann
Staging: Thomas Enzinger
Stage: Toto
Costumes: Sven Bind Rope
Choreography: Eva-Maria Mayer
Light design: Sabine Wiesenbauer


In the roles:


Sylva Varescu, vaudeville singer: Ursula Pfitzner
Edwin, a prince's son, her admirer: Thomas Blondelle
Boni/Bonifaziu, a count, crony Edwins: Matthias Störmer
Stasi/Anastasia, a Comtesse, cousin Edwins: Martina Fender
Feri, a nobleman, buddy Edwins: Kurt Schreibmayer
Conférencier and Eugen, relative of Edwin: Kurt Hexmann
Leopold Maria, Prince of and about Lippert-Weylersheim, Father Edwins: Franz Suhrada
Anhilte, his wife: Edith Leyer

Kongress und TheaterHaus Bad Ischl

The THEATRE HALL offers an unusual and elegant setting with professional infrastructure for conventions, presentations, galas and cultural performances.
Here, what appears to be impossible is made possible. The technical equipment of the hall knows no boundaries, but opens up new perspectives for each event. Depending on the way in which the seats are arranged, it can accomodate up to 900 guests.
The available light and sound techniques meet the highest demands. The stage with its sinkable orchestra pit keeps all possibilities open and offers a flexible use of the room. Loading lines are kept short via the back-stage. The hall itself is representatively and stylishly decorated. Steps in the second half of the hall guarantee an open view to the stage.

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