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Anthology of operettas – from Johann Strauss to Robert Stolz, compiled by Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz
When Johann Strauss Jr. opened the Viennese newspaper Der Floh in February 1871, his breakfast most likely got stuck in his throat: The critic praised the magnificent melodies of his first operetta “Indigo” and the victory of the Germans over “Sir Jacques Offenbach’s frivolous France” in the same breath. The rise of the “golden operetta” was also the fall of the opera buffa in Paris. From then on, Vienna held the monopoly on operetta bliss in the world. In an anthology ranging from Strauss, to Stolz, Benatzky and Kálmán, Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz shows how much wonderful music and positive sense of home can be found in this topic without concealing the kitchy edges around the beautiful pith. To go with the selection of melodies, we will prepare a tasty banquet, the delights of which will melt in your mouth just like the melodies will melt in your ears.