The Ohio Light Opera
Professional Theatre

The Little Dutch Girl

Music by Emmerich Kalman
Original German Libretto by Leo Stein and Bela Jenbach
English Translation by Seymour Hicks and Harry Graham

Show Description:
The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Hungarian-born Emmerich Kalman's operetta Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess). With this work, the composer began a remarkable - and virtually unprecedented - string of eight consecutive operetta masterpieces for the Vienna stage, all achieving great international popularity. In the third of these, Das Hollandweibchen (The Little Dutch Girl), Kalman set out to "scale back the ... modern dance genre and ... assign a larger role to the chorus ... modeled on our grand classical operettas." German Princess Jutta is stood up at her arranged royal wedding by groom Prince Paul, whom she has never met, but who prefers to spend the day sailing on a lake in Holland. Through the machinations of her prime minister, she is nevertheless married by proxy to the absent Prince. She seeks revenge and travels to Holland, disguises herself as "a little Dutch girl" Bella, and gets the unsuspecting Prince to fall hard for her - she then reveals her identity and dumps him. The lovesick Paul follows her back to Germany, but to no avail ... or so it seems. Kalman's musical score is masterful, highlighted by a most fiery Hungarian quartet and frenzied dance sequence.

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July 27 - August 11

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