Staatstheater Mainz, 2003
"The power of love in Boliguay: at the Mainz State Theater Nico Dostal's dusty operetta 'plant' is well fertilized, in bloom, and consequently glorious.
"Clivia is blooming at Gutenbergplatz right now, because a female directing quartet approached the dust catcher lovingly, with more than just color and pizzazz. Anouk Nicklisch (director), Andrea K. Schlehwein (movement), Ilka Weiss (set designer) and Heike Seidler (costumes) … . The Mainz act provided outright confirmation of the statement spoken there long before: 'Contrary to Hitler's and Mussolini's view, operetta is productive, sensible, semi-healthy intoxication; collective orgasm even … '
"… A debonair scenario between power and art appear on the stage.
Andrea K. Schlehwein
"It is fortunate that the Amazonian troupe of skirt-wearing men, parading under the command of Fräulein Lieutenant Jola, presciently distributed Kleenex packets in the audience: this production of Clivia is a most beautiful hankie-fest and the most recent demonstration that sentiment in art behaves toward pure expression like thermometer readings to felt temperature: felt feelings."
translated by Hayley Glickfeld Bielman
20. October 2003