Kálmán Theatre Debuts in Budapest with “Riviera Girl”

“The struggle for pleasure is the struggle for life,” uttered after an dramatic pause near the end of the Hungarian premiere of a new revival of “Riviera Girl” (1917) in the new Kálmán Imre Theatre on April 20, pretty much summed up how to fathom such unfathomable things as war, gambling, and love. That scene, an electric moment where one of the three men who were competing madly for the hand of a glamorous theatre singer, … Continue reading