"It’s a charming comedy about a gay couple living in the country, until one of the men decides to pack up and leave for the big city and explore a kinkier nightlife. The fact that Mr. Kram opted for “operetta” as an art form to tell his story might be a little surprising. But he says operetta allows for more abstraction and stylization than musical comedy. It also brings together elements of nostalgia, the grotesque, and an impossible yet obligatory happy end. The music by Mr. Ludewig is certainly not revolutionary, like Offenbach was in his time. But the revolutionary aspect is that the story of the two gay men (performed by Eric Rentmeister and Daniel Philipp Witte) is shown without turning their gayness itself into a problem. It’s a natural fact among many other facts. It’s not what the show is really about, even though, in the end, it is all about that. An interesting concept.
(...) Of the many songs and duets presented at the Schwules Museum*, there was a hilarious Lehár homage of “Gern hab’ ich die Frau’n geküsst” with a gay twist, there was a glorious champagne song ('Champagner von Aldi'), and a touching finale with 'Ein Liebeslied von Mann zu Mann.' "
Dr. Kevin Clarke, Operetta Research Center, Amsterdam