Meet Ralph Blanco performing in "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure"

Ralph Blanco

Ralph Blanco

Lyric Arts had a chance to interview Ralph Blanco, who is performing as The King of Bohemia  in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure . Read on to hear what he has to say about his experience thus far! LA: Tell us a little bit about why this particular play interested you?

RB:It’s Sherlock Holmes!  I think at one point or another every child growing up pretended to be involved in some sort of mystery story.  What better mystery writer to play out than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

LA: For those that are unfamiliar with Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure you tell us about the show?

RB: I believe this is an adaptation of the original Sherlock Holmes play that Sir Arthur Conon Doyle penned himself.  Back then, it was the first time that these characters had transcended the written page and were brought to life, which I’m sure was similar to the way we’re often seeing our beloved literary characters brought to the silver screen today. It combines story lines from an early Sherlock Holmes adventure with the story of Holmes’ final days, introducing a variety of interesting characters.

LA: Talk about the character that you play in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure How have you developed this character?

RB: I play the King of Bohemia.  My pending wedding is of great importance for the future of my kingdom and the whole of Europe.  But a past love affair is threatening to ruin the union, so I enlist Sherlock Holmes to help me find and recover the incriminating evidence of my affair before everything unravels.  – While I understand how important it is that I marry this Scandinavian princess, my heart still yearns for the passionate relationship I once had with Irene Adler.  Still torn between royal duty and personal ardor, my actions often reflect my mixed emotions, at times angry with Holmes for not working fast enough and at other times proudly reminiscing about my time with Irene.

LA: Why should people come and see Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure?

RB: Intrigue, scandal, love, murder, kidnapping, comedy, and a great cast to play it all out!

LA: Talk about your fellow cast members, how do you see their characters developing? Any that you are particularly amazed at?

RB: Everyone seems to be working hard and having fun trying to capture the spirit of their character.