The Circus Princess wows in Chicago after an 85 year wait!26 June 2012
Press and public reaction to Chicago Folks Operetta’s production has been very positive indeed!
“The musical score by Emmerich Kalman is on a par with Franz Lehár. Kalman’s music in The Circus Princess is more varied and accomplished that Lehár’s The Merry Widow. Kalman’s mastery of the waltz is present as is his use of the melancholy czardas of his native Hungary. He also uses American jazz forms including fox trot and Charleston dance rhythms. Of course, in The Circus Princess has several Russian sounding tunes plus circus oriented marches and grand entrance dances. There are ballads, anthems, funny ditties and lavish love songs. You can feel the romance in the air in Kalman’s music. This is a terrific score . Too bad Americans have waited 85 years to hear this accomplished score.”
There are three more performances of this work and details can be found on the Chicago Folks Operetta website: