Legendary actress Julie Andrews will host the the Vienna Philharmonic’s traditional Vienna New Year’s concert program to be broadcast on January 1 on PBS in the US. The Vienna Philharmonic showcases Viennese musical culture at the highest level, and since the first television broadcast in 1959, has sent the world a New Year’s greeting in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Johann Strauss’ operetta masterpiece Die Fledermaus is about to get another major reworking in Brussels in December 2012 after the recent Canadian version. The celebrated opera house La Monnaie in Brussels will feature a show by director Ádám Fischer. “Die Fledermaus” was composed in 1874, in the midst of economic and social disaster (is there […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
[For concert updates, see the comments below] Dutch Violinist and conductor André Rieu has been controversially awarded the UK’s Classic FM Album Of The Year at the BRIT awards for his album “And the Waltz goes on” on October 3, 2012. Rieu shared the award with “Silence Of The Lambs” star Sir Antony Hopkins, who […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
As part of its 2012/2013 season, the Canadian opera Company is running a production of Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus”. Each year, the COC holds a series of talks about their shows that balance history and guided listening with images and production insights into the operas. The goal is to communicate the excitement of opera as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Currently in Sao Paolo, Brazil, for six shows, an extra André Rieu concert has been added to his European tour: December 8 2012 at The O2 in Dublin in addition the show on the 9th and one the next day in Belfast on the 10th. But for many people, THE big André Rieu concert will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The screwball comedy Die Flerdermaus by Johann Strausss II will get a Canadian performance in October and November 2012 when the Canadian Opera Company (COC) play it as part of the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. This comedy of revenge, mistaken identity and spouses pushing the boundaries of each other’s fidelity features some of opera’s most gorgeous […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The teeth of Johann Strauss Jr and Johannes Brahms were possibly stolen from their graves according to a weird news report on AFP. The events date back to 2008 and were not pursued, yet the police have a Slovakian suspect. Obviously, this report opens more questions than it answers: what exactly happened? Why did the […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
André Rieu fans might want to check their nearest cinema complex. The news is that Rieu’s upcoming Maastricht concert will be broadcast via satellite to cinemas worldwide on Saturday June 30th 2012. The shows will go out to: – UK & Ireland – Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, France & Denmark – Australia & New Zealand For […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Italy’s Rudy Giovannini is organising an exclusive preview of his new album of Strauss songs at his annual Köfelefest in the Tyrol region of northern Italy. Each year the town of Leifers organises a two-day event to celebrate the success of Giovannini, who has won several prizes for his shows. Exclusively for his fans, Giovannini […]Continue Reading... No Comments.