Georg Kreisler’s one-woman musical tells the story of the singer Lola Blau. She escapes the Nazis by fleeing to Switzerland in 1938 until she can finally emigrate to America, where she becomes a celebrated sex symbol. After the end of the war, she returns to Vienna, noting that little has changed … Georg Kreisler, who was born 100 years ago, created songs which have become classics, ranging from rousing revue numbers to desperately sad ballads.
As an ensemble member at the Cologne Opera, the mezzo-soprano from Upper Austria already gave five sold-out performances as Lola Blau for her Cologne home audience, staged by Eicke Ecker and with Rainer Mühlbach as Leo / pianist. As part of the opening programme of the Theater an der Wien under Stefan Herheim’s new artistic directorship, this cabaret classic now also marks her house debut at the Theater an der Wien, demonstrating not her vocal, but also her acting prowess.
Eike Ecker, director
Katrin Wundsam, Lola Blau
Rainer Mühlbach, Leo / pianist
9 | 11 | 13 October 2022
Theater an der Wien | Kammeroper
Georg Kreisler: "Heute Abend: Lola Blau"