Picture: Iko Freese
Picture: Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de
Picture: Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de
Nico Dostal

Clivia

Operetta in three acts (1933)
Libretto by Charles F. Ambert and Maregg 
Musical arrangement by Kai Tietje
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The musical cabaret artists Geschwister Pfister perform an operetta driven in highly enjoyable fashion by all manner of clichés – from the star of the silver screen in Greta Garbo mode to the intense revolution à la Che Guevara. A wild blend of characters, including an unlikely romantic couple, a dubious film producer, a reporter driven wild by love, dancing revolutionary Amazons and an eccentric Berlin inventor. 

Big chorus numbers, smouldering duets for lovers, foot-tapping songs with jazz rhythms and fast-paced, humorous ensembles with a flavour of South American flair – all this reveals the entire spectrum of Dostal’s musical abilities.

Foxtrot Berlin-style - and Viva la revolución!

Crew

Musical direction
Staging
Choreograph
Danny Costello
Stage design
Stephan Prattes
Costumes
Heike Seidler
Dramaturgy
Light
Diego Leetz

Cast

E. W. Potterton, Finanzmann aus Chicago
Clivia Gray, Filmschauspielerin
Juan Damigo
Jola, seine Cousine
Lelio Down, Reporter der Chicagoer Times
Gustav Kasulke
Caudillo / Valdivio
Max Gertsch
Diaz / Regisseur
1. Herr / Regieassistent
Jan Proporowitz
2. Herr / Aufnahmeleiter
Volker Herden
3. Herr / Rodrigo
Sascha Borris
Erster Gaucho
Zweiter Gaucho
Matthias Spenke
Dritter Gaucho
Dolores
Josefine Eberlein
Dancer
Alessandra Bizzarri, Sarah Bowden, Laura Fernandez, Cora Roloff, Mariana Souza, Jane-Lynn Steinbrunn, Lada Wongpeng, Marion Zollinger, Paul Gerritsen, Silvano Marraffa, Daniel Orellana, Daniel Therrien

Hollywood, South American passion and a dash of quirky Berlin humour are the ingredients of this wild farce, driven in highly enjoyable fashion by all manner of clichés – from the star of the silver screen in Greta Garbo mode to the intense revolution à la Che Guevara.
Barrie Kosky’s celebrated production, winner of the most important British theatre prize, the Laurence Olivier Award, can now also be experienced at the Komische Oper Berlin with new staging.
Giorgio Madia stages this legend as a piece of irresistibly seductive, intimate baroque theatre in modern form.