A Japanese exhibition in London gave the inspiration to the birth of The Mikado when Gilert visited it with his wife.
The operetta/light opera takes us to a fairy tale Japan, where life is regulated through weird laws – such as death penalty for wooing a lady outside marriage, etc. The reign has broken this law once. (Is it surprising?) He could save himself only if he had become the executioner.
In addition he is going to marry his beautiful daughter…
Comedy, tragedy, aggression, relief, intrigue – all merged on stage.
Location: Millenáris – Teátrum