The Yankee Princess

The Yankee Princess (1940) was an operetta production by The National Stage, based on the operetta by Emmerich Kálmán (music), Julius Brammer (libretto) and Alfred Grünwald. The production was performed in the venue Ole Bull Teatret.

Egil Hjorth-Jenssen directed it.

Swedish singer Hilde Nyblom played the role of Odette Darimonde. Randi Lindtner Næss took over the role when Nyblom fell ill.

Ivar Cederholm played the role of prince Radjami.

The opening took place in March 1940. When Norway was invaded by German troops April 9, the theatre closed, and stayed close for almost a month. Performances started again May 3. Bergen was attacked from the air the spring of 1940.


(Objekt ID 60876)
Object type Production
Premiere March 29, 1940
Produced by The National Stage
Based on The Yankee Princess by Julius Brammer, Alfred Grünwald, Emmerich Kálmán
Audience Adults
Number of events 31
Language Norwegian
Keywords Operetta, 2nd World War, Theatre
Running period March 29, 1940  


The National Stage's repertoire database, donated by The National Stage/TheTheatre Archive at the University of Bergen. Imported to the Sceneweb database 24.06.2016

Knut Nygaard and Eiliv Eide, Den Nationale Scene 1931-1976 (literally: The National Stage 1931-1976), Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 1977

Contributors (19)
Name Role
Julius Brammer – Playwright
Alfred Grünwald – Playwright
Egil Hjorth-Jenssen – Direction
Gunnar Gunero – Choreography
Emmerich Kálmán – Composer
Per Schwab – Stage design
Norma Balean – Actor
Andreas Bjarke (from May 3, 1940) – Actor (Napoleon)
Andreas Bjarke (from March 29, 1940) – Actor (Oberst Parker)
Berit Brænne – Actor (Odys, indisk danserinne)
Ivar Cederholm – Actor (Prins Radjami)
Tore Foss (from March 29, 1940 to April 8, 1940) – Actor (Napoleon)
Egil Hjorth-Jenssen – Actor (Louis Philippe, sjokoladefabriakant)
Sigval Kvam – Actor (Teatersjefen)
Hilde Nyblom (from March 29, 1940) – Actor (Odette Darimonde)
Randi Lindtner Næss (from April 1940) – Actor (Odette Darimonde)
Børseth Rasmussen – Actor (Dewa Singh)
Hans Stormoen – Actor (Teaterinspektøren)
Eva Fochsen – Dancer
Performance dates
May 3, 1940Ole Bull Teatret, The National Stage New opening
March 29, 1940Ole Bull Teatret, The National Stage Opening night