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Pianist David Aronson: The Man Behind The Singers

Pianist David Aronson: The Man Behind The Singers

The coffee had just arrived as pianist and conductor David Aronson came gliding past the broad windows of the Café Sperl on Gumpendorferstrasse in Vienna’s 6th District, his long, swinging strides bringing him seconds later in through the panelling and bevelled glass of the entry way. (He lives right around the corner on Theobaldgasse and […]

The Bat Wraps Up at Mörbisch

The Bat Wraps Up at Mörbisch

The Mörbisch lake festival, founded in 1957 by a member of the Staatsoper, is a yearly operetta festival on the shores of Neusiedlersee, a picturesque getaway an hour south of Vienna. This year the festival presents the antics and scheming of Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus – a time-honoured classic, and perhaps his most famous operetta. This is the […]

The Eternal Fledermaus

Even the “long-run” shows on Broadway can’t compare. Die Fledermaus can look back on 136 years of uninterrupted performances in Vienna. Phantom of the Opera, the longest running show New York has ever seen, has “only” been playing since 1988. Fledermaus is a work of unmitigated genius, a work so successful that it overshadows everything […]

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