In the organizer's words:
"Cheerful musical theater" in the tent! The self-confessed East Berlin opera and film director Axel Ranisch takes on the "GDR operetta" penned by Gerd Natschinski and, together with conductor Adam Benzwi, shows what it's made of. With Thorsten Merten as the egomaniacal factory manager Kuckuck and Gisa Flake as the fashion expert Gisela in the leading roles, this is an optimistic plea for people of stature! In the fashion studio VEB Berliner Schick, the factory manager Mr. Kuckuck, a former accountant, rules the roost. In his factory, he produces masses of goods that no one can wear. The most important goal: success at the upcoming fashion fair in Leipzig! In addition to him and his executive secretary, there is also Gisela, a down-to-earth employee who has the eye of newspaper man Fred Funke. In the end, it is not the design from the executive suite that becomes the much sought-after trade fair hit in Leipzig, but that of Gisela - fashion for women, not against them!
Gerd Natschinski composed his first musical theater work for the Berlin Metropoltheater "modern and experimental, but connected to the experiences of the best tradition. The snappy melodies go into the ear and in the conducting of Adam Benzwi directly into the legs.
With the trade fair hit Gisela, the Komische Oper Berlin heralds a series of new productions of high-profile works of the GDR's "Heiteren Musiktheater". At the end of each season, it sets up its tents - or more precisely, the atmospheric Art Deco "Queen of Flanders" marquee - next to the Rotes Rathaus in Berlin-Mitte.
Good to know "Hurray, a new operetta!" cheered the magazine Der Morgen after the premiere on October 16, 1960 . Its success proved it right - in just one year, the operetta received 25 new productions throughout the country.
This content has been machine translated.
15 - 98 €