Beside the Foggy Elbe / Opera Tropical
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English Title: Beside the Foggy Elbe / Opera Tropical
Japanese Title: 霧深きエルべのほとり / オペラ・トロピカル
Romanized Title: Kiribukaki Erube no Hotori / Opera Toropikaru
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 2/11 - 3/23; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 7/3 - 7/31
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 3/08; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 7/20
Beside the Foggy Elbe:
Author: Kikuta Kazuo
Director: Shibata Yukihiro
Composer: Irie Kaoru, Nakamoto Kiyozumi
Choreographer: Oka Masami
Conductor (Takarazuka): Nomura Youji
Author / Director: Kusano Akira
Composer: Terada Takio, Takahashi Kuni
Choreographer: Kita Hiroshi, Shuri Misao, Nakura Kayoko, Sha Tamae
Conductor (Takarazuka): Okada Yoshiki
Available on DVD: No
Available on Blu-Ray: n/a
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: n/a
Beside the Foggy Elbe
|Karl Schneider, a ship hand
|Margaret Schlack, a girl from a prominent Hamburg family
|Florian Seidel, Margaret's fiance
| Taira Michi † (Grand Theater)
Takashio Tomoe (Tokyo)
|Sabine Schlack, Margaret's mother
|Megumi Sakae †
|Joseph Schlack, Margaret's father
|Hilda, bar mistress
| Shirogane Akemi † (Grand Theater)
Maizumi Sari (Tokyo)
|Holger, Hotel owner
|Fuchs, ship hand
|Shinjou Mayumi †
|Paul, ship hand
|Lombard, Angelica's husband
|Angelica, Karl's former lover
|Veronica, city girl
|Kaufman, police officer
|Mrs. Meinrad, Margaret's friend
|Fritz, Margaret and Florian's friend
|Martha, Margaret and Florian's friend
|Caroline, Margaret and Florian's friend
|Max, Margaret and Florian's friend
|Liza, Margaret and Florian's friend
|Hans, ship hand
|Borch, ship hand
|Suzanne Schlack, Margaret's sister who loves Florian
|Kurt, Margaret and Florian's friend
|Betty, Karl's younger sister
† Megumi Sakae transferred to Senka mid-run on 3/15, Shirogane Akemi and Taira Michi transferred to Snow Troupe on; Shinjou Mayumi transferred to Star Troupe
|Shirogane Akemi (Grand Theater)
Other Cast: Madoka Teru, Arisa Yuri, Miyabi Mari, Shiki Nanaho, Ryou Mio, Aoyagi Yuki, Miori Yumino, Hoshimura Reo, Kishiro Natsuki, Haruno Arisa, Haruno Airi, Ayakage Jun, Towada Masumi, Sayo Akari, Mikage Shiori, Anju Mira, Oozora Nozomi, Yuuki Kokoro, Nashiro Erika, Fuyuzuki Shioka, Miyakono Sakura, Mitsuya Nao, Maya Miki, Hana Akari, Kiyoka Shinobu, Natsukusa Kaori, Mari Itsuka, Kagami Chitose, Minami Kairi, Sakuragi Seiko, Ooki Hiroto, Hoshino Mutsumi, Sei Noboru, Yukikaze Rei, Kitami Mari, Mashiba Shun
Grand Theater only: Aki Kanou, Emi Chinatsu, Tamaura Ako, Yuki Azusa, Hana Akari, Kiyoka Shinobu
Tokyo only (69th Class): Kanna Miho, Yuuma Natsuki, Hijiri Masumi, Mayumi Shizuka, Aikaze Hikaru, Midori Akie, Shihou Sagiri, Takatsuki Shou, Akebono Maya, Kurokawa Miyuki, Asou Yumi
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
Near Deeply Foggy Elbe
Karl was a ship hand, who has decided to return to his hometown of Hamburg. There on the night of the yearly beer festival, he meets Margaret, who tells him she has left her family home in search of freedom. They spend the night in a hotel, and fall in love. Not wanting to part, Karl proposes to Margaret and the two rent an apartment together.
In truth, Margaret is the daughter of a prominent Hamburg family, and is engaged to a man named Florian. When her family comes in search of her, Margaret vows to only return with Karl by her side. Surrounded by these disapproving people, Karl soon finds himself adrift because of his rough speech and manners, and Margaret herself starts to feel ashamed of him. While she is wavering, Florian gently remonstrates with her.
Karl also sees how Margaret feels. Although they love each other, they are pained by their distancing feelings. Karl resolves to leave Margaret for her own good. He takes money offered to him by Margaret's father Joseph, then throws painful, abusive language at Margaret as he leaves. Margaret despairs, but then Florian admonishes her that Karl must have used those words thinking it was for her own good. So Margaret goes after Karl. Karl is at the harbour at his usual watering hole, waiting to depart once more on his ship that evening, and he asks someone to return the money to Margaret for him when his ship leaves.
The sound of a departing ships horn rings out in the fog. Karl sets out to sea once more alone, thinking only of Margaret....
A revue show set in a tropical setting and based on the feel of opera.
With the opera "Carmen" as its base, this is a story of two young men in love with the same woman, but set in a southern country. Carmelio has fallen in love with Eva, but he looses himself over the witch Myrthe and forgets Eva. Ali, Eva's fiance, looks out for her. However, Eva pursues Carmelio.
All the scenes use the Grand Staircase for their dance numbers.
- This was the 4th production of "Beside the Foggy Elbe," which was first performed by Moon Troupe in 1963. It was revived again in 2019 by Star Troupe.
- Shirogane Akemi transfered to Snow Troupe after the Grand Theater performance.
- The final show for Top Star Jun Mitsuki, as well as Kai Saharu and Miyakono Sakura. The Grand Theater performance was the final show for Tamaura Ako, Yuki Azusa, Aki Kanou and Emi Chinatsu.
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