Johann Strauss UK gala concerts

Johann Strauss gala announces UK concert dates

For over 40 years the Johann Strauss Gala has been entertaining UK audiences with its combination of timeless music, dancing and a splash of comedy. Presented by showman Rainer Hersch, The Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers have just announced a string of UK concerts for 2016. Classic Strauss interpretations Rainer will be conducting the Johann …

Rudy Giovannini announces dates for Koefele festival

Rudy Giovannini singing Strauss with Strato-Vani during the TV special Johann Strauss à la Rudy Giovannini Italian tenor Rudy Giovannini, has announced the dates for the next Köfele festival in the South Tyrol, Italy June 5 to 6, 2015. This will be the 15th edition of the annual music event. Rudy Giovannini is an Italian …

Vienna New Year’s concert 2013/2014

This year’s Vienna New Year’s concert – again – looks like being a great event. The Vienna Philharmonic has invited none other than Daniel Barenboim to conduct the show. This is in recognition of the orchestra’s 25 years of musical collaboration with Barenboim, as the General Music Director of the State Opera Unter den Linden …

Viva Strauss released as live DVD

Rudy Giovannini and Strato-Vani’s “Viva Strauss” album has been released as a live DVD. The Italian tenor and Belgian orchestra played together to over 8,000 people in Belgium last year, premiering the album of Strauss melodies with completely new lyrics. The resulting CD went on to stay in the Belgian classical charts for nearly six …

Johann Strauss Ensemble to tour Australia and Singapore

The Johann Strauss Ensemble, led by Russell McGregor, is about to undertake a tour of Australia and Singapore. The Ensemble is one of the busiest Strauss performers, with regular performances notably across Eastern Europe (they are based in Austria). The concerts coincide with the release of a new album called, appropriately, “Eastward”. These dates will …

Die Fledermaus in Brussels

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 …

André Rieu wins Brit awards, announces new shows

[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 …

Canadian Opera Company discusses Die Fledermaus

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 …

Rudy Giovannini premieres Strauss songs at the Köfelefest

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 …