The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

Music by Emmerich Kalman
Libretto by Julius Brammer
and Alfred Grunwald
English Translation by Nigel Douglas

Show Description:
Among Ohio Light Opera’s many contributions to lyric theater, none has proved more fulfilling and rewarding than the successes it has achieved with the operettas of Hungarian-born Emmerich Kalman. With 12 titles produced thus far – and more to come – OLO returns this season to what many believe is his supreme masterpiece, Countess Maritza. Count Tassilo, now penniless, has taken a menial position as manager of one of the estates of the wealthy Maritza. He hopes to earn enough money to pay off his debts and provide a dowry for his sister Lisa. To ward off a constant barrage of suitors, Maritza announces a mock engagement to a fictitious pig farmer, a Baron Koloman Zsupan. To her surprise, a real Baron Zsupan shows up and claims her hand. Tassilo, also, has some covering up to do when Lisa appears as part of Maritza’s house party. As romantic feelings blossom between Tassilo and Maritza, so do their pride and stubbornness as employer and employee – Maritza has no choice but to fire her manager. But … she has a change of heart. Song gems include Tassilo’s heartfelt tribute to his home town, “Vienna Mine,” the Maritza-Zsupan duet “Let’s Go to Varasdin,” and Tassilo’s lament “Play, Gypsy.”

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July 19 - August 10

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$10-$53 Reserved Seating

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1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

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