OPERAS AND OPERETTAS
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Start your autumn season with the musical highlights of ORF-Enterprise at the Golden Prague Television International Festival

 

Marion Camus-Oberdorfer is looking forward to meeting you in Prague from September 25-27, 2019.

The Magic Flute - St. Margarethen Open Air Opera

165 min.

 

Max Simonischek makes his opera debut as Papageno in this performance of Mozart’s “Magic Flute”. Husband and wife team Carolin Pienkos and Cornelius Obonya will also be directing their first performance on this impressive open-air stage in the former Roman quarry. The unique backdrop of the St. Margarethen quarry offers a spectacular yet magical backdrop for Mozart’s parable on love and reason.

The Tales of Hoffmann – Oper Klosterneuburg

140 min.

 

Hoffmann, poet and epitome of the hapless genius, awaits Stella, the prima donna and his latest sweetheart. Seduced by his muse into a fantasy world, he experiences a true bacchanalia between reality and dream, carried by sensually beguiling sounds: Olympia, the charming, fragile doll, the tender Antonia, who dies from her art and Giulietta, the beautiful, refined courtesan and thief of men’s souls.

The Land of Smiles - Mörbisch Festival 2019

187 min. 

 

Experience the touching love story between Lisa, a girl from Vienna, and the Chinese prince Sou-Chong who are governed by different cultures and social conventions. “The Land of Smiles” is perhaps the most impassioned of all the operettas and never fails to touch the hearts of every member of the audience. The romantic operetta is performed on the world’s largest operetta stage against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Neusiedl.

The Csárdás Princess - Vienna Volksoper

140 min.

 

Even over one hundred years after its first performance in 1915, this parade of hits from the Silver Age of operetta still has great appeal. Peter Lund, among other things known for his award-winning “Axel at Heaven’s Gate”, also performed at the Vienna Volksoper and distributed by ORF-Enterprise, staged the operetta:


Sylva Varescu is a celebrated stage star. The nobleman Edwin von und zu Lippert-Weylersheim is desperately in love with her, but a nobleman must not get involved with a cabaret singer. Edwin’s parents have already arranged an engagement with his cousin Stasi.

 

Gipsy Love – Bühne Baden

125 min.

 

Zorika’s engagement to the charming but very reputable Jonel is imminent. But she’s much more attracted to the seductive, spirited gypsy violinist Jószi, with whom she would love to abscond. At a loss as to how she should decide, Zorika remembers the old folk belief that a girl who drinks water from the River Cerna on the night of the engagement will be able to foresee the future. She drinks from the waters and dreams of the life she can expect if she chooses Jószi. When she wakes up again, she is glad it was only a dream. She recognises her true feelings and knows where she belongs: with Jonel.

A Polish Wedding - Opera Graz

140 min.

 

A freedom fighter in disguise, his uncle with a dubious Bluebeard complex who is already planning his sixth wedding, to an even younger woman of course, a highly creative and strong minded neighbour, known as “wildcat” and just as feared, and guests ready to party all come together in this bold and witty operetta of trials and tribulations by Joseph Beer, to celebrate the wedding of the year, maybe even of the century. Joseph Beer’s music moves between operetta and musical, between jazz, klezmer and waltz – high drama combined with touching romance. Sebastian Ritschel’s production of this firework of an operetta is bringing its sparks to the Graz Opera for the first time.

 
Marion Camus-Oberdorfer
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