Youth State Musical

Im weissen Rössl

The White Horse Inn
Operetta by Ralph Benatzky, Eric Charell, Hans Müller & Robert Gilbert
Performed in German

Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter
Photo: Andreas J. Etter

It is summertime at the Wolfgangsee. Josepha Vogelhuber, the young, attractive but resolute owner of the White Horse Inn, has been courted for some time by her head waiter, Leopold Brandmeyer. While appreciating his aptness for the job, she mistrusts all men as potential gold-diggers, rejects Leopold's advances and longingly waits for the arrival of Dr Siedler, a lawyer who has been one of her regular guests for many years. This year, Josepha hopes, Siedler might eventually propose to her. When Siedler arrives, he finds himself in the very same place with Wilhelm Giesecke, his client Sülzheimer's business rival, and immediately falls in love with Giesecke's beautiful daughter Ottilie. As it happens, Sülzheimer's son Sigismund, a would-be beau, also arrives at the White Horse Inn. Angry at first about that person's presence at the same inn, Giesecke soon has the idea of marrying off his daughter to Sigismund Sülzheimer, thus turning a pending lawsuit into an advantageous business merger. However, Siedler's love is reciprocated by Ottilie, who adamantly refuses to marry Sigismund, while Sigismund himself has fallen for Klärchen Hinzelmann, a naive beauty who accompanies her professorial father on a tour through the Salzkammergut. Seeing all this, Leopold Brandmeyer decides that he has had enough and quits his job. Josepha has also done a lot of thinking in the meantime, reconsiders her head waiter's proposal of marriage, and can persuade him to stay—not just as an employee but also as boss. Love gets its way with the other two couples as well, and the play ends with the prospect of a triple marriage.

Cast

Director & Choreographer Iris Limbarth
Ulrich Bareiss
Musical Director Jens Hunstein
Stage Designer Britta Lammers
Costume Designer Heike Korn