A Note on Opera: "Viennese Operetta"

Dec 11, 2017 6:30 PM | Atlanta, GA

Notenblatt Enlarge image (© picture-alliance / Bildagentur-online / Klein) What better way to get into the holidays and ready for the new year than something sparkling! So please join "A Note on Opera" for our first program on "Viennese Operetta."

Two of its best and most well-known examples will be the focus: "Die Fledermaus" [The Bat] by Johann Strauss the Younger and "Die lustige Witwe" [The Merry Widow] by Franz Lehár. Unlike its Parisian cousin, Viennese Operetta is not satire with a political "bite," but rather more escapist, a reaction to the inexorable decline of Austria-Hungary.

We'll also look at what similarities there are between "opera" and "operetta," along with what makes them noticeably different from each other.

To conclude, we'll look at the influence of Viennese Operetta on the development of American Musical Theatre.

To be taught in English by David Kerr

No pre-existing musical knowledge required.

Admission: $20.00 members, $25.00 non-members

Please use this link to register in advance for this course session.

Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center
1197 Peachtree Steet NE
Colony Square, Suite 561
Atlanta, GA 30361-2401

A Note on Opera

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