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Composer: Kálmán, Emmerich (1882-1953)

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Year of birth1882
Year of death1953
NationalityHungary
Period20th century
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TokyoNew Year Concert 2019

Suppe, Strauss II, Kálmán, Holik, Offenbach, Lehár, Lumbye, Waldteufel
Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper; Alexander Joel; Ana Maria Labin; Thomas Blondelle; Ballet ensemble of the Vienna Volksoper

ReykjavikViennese Favourites

Strauss II, Lehár, Kálmán
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Christian Kluxen; Hrafnhildur Adnadóttir; Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson

BerlinGuest Performance - Operetta Gala

Strauß III, Lehár, Kálmán
Ungarisches Sinfonie-Orchester; Pál Farkas; Hungarian Symphony Orchestra

ViennaDie CsárdásfürstinNew production

Elissa Huber (Sylva Varescu) © Volksoper Wien | Alfred Eschwé
Kálmán: Die Csárdásfürstin (The Gypsy Princess)
Alfred Eschwé; Peter Lund; Volksoper Wien; Ulrike Reinhard; Daria Kornysheva; Juliette Khalil; Johanna Arrouas

St PetersburgAbout Comic Opera and Operetta

Mozart, Rossini, Strauss II, Offenbach, Lehár, Kálmán
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Altschuler; Vladimir Tselebrovsky; Galina Sidorenko
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Kálmán’s The Duchess of Chicago beguiles Budapest

The Duchess of Chicago © Eszter Gordon
This exhilarating remake of Kálmán's 1928 operetta gem is worth booking a trip to Budapest to catch it.
*****
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Budapest Die Csárdásfürstin sparkles and bubbles in Munich

Die Csárdásfürstin © Budapest Operetta Theatre
Budapest Operetta Theatre's hundreth-anniversary touring production of Kalman's operetta is irresistably fun. The silly plot and catchy tunes, delivered by an excellent cast and orchestra, are sure to provoke smiles and earworms.
****1
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Gräfin Mariza with more than just a twist at the Volksoper

Carsten Süss (Graf Tassilo) and Astrid Kessler (Gräfin Mariza) © Barbara Pálffy/Volksoper
Emmerich Kálmán’s Gräfin Mariza is celebrating her 90th birthday this year, but just like my slightly younger great-aunts, who introduced me to this operetta at the tender age of five, she is far from ready for a care home. Thomas Enzinger and set/costume designer Toto have come up with another imaginative response to the question of why and how the bygone genre of operetta should be produced today.
****1
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Glittering Die Csárdásfürstin at Berlin's Waldbühne recalls the Vienna of yore

Die Csárdásfürstin  © Véra Eder
On August 17th, the Budapest Operetta Theater presented Emmerich Kalman’s beloved classic Die Csárdásfürstin at Berlin’s Waldbühne amphitheater.
****1
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Die Csárdásfürstin in a long-standing but still valid production at the Volksoper

Die Csárdásfürstin is set at the beginning of World War I, a time of uncertainty and fear, but also one where the ruling classes of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy were partying like there was no tomorrow.
****1
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