Magical Marinka sparkles at Berlin’s Komische Oper 

In the fifth consecutive annual re-creation of Hungarian composer Emmerich (Imre) Kálmán’s lesser-known works — he’s most known for his operettas “Countess Maritza” and “The Circus Princess” — Berlin’s Komische Oper prepared a dazzling iteration of “Marinka,” a show he wrote in 1945 for the American Broadway theatre. It was a musical homage to Vienna and Budapest, ostensibly set in 1889, but delightfully updated to the 20th century. For this presentation on Dec. 18 in … Continue reading