Corinna von Rad
In German and English with surtitles
The Austrian music band Franui sees itself as a "transformer station between classical and folk music, jazz and contemporary chamber music". In order to release that resulting energy in Stuttgart, Franui has taken on the greatest hits of the so-called "silver operetta" – those works whose composers were driven out of Germany by the National Socialists (Nazis). Experiences of exile and loss, dreams and hopes connect the fates of composers like Paul Abraham with the characters in Joseph Roth's novel Hotel Savoy. Displaced persons without hope or money, soldiers, evil profiteers, real and fake artists and prostitutes have taken up residence in the hotel and await the arrival of billionaire Bloomfield from America – as of the Messiah. But Bloomfield has something completely different in mind than saving the hotel or its illustrious guests ...