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Composer: Straus, Oscar (1870-1954)

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Year of birth1870
Year of death1954
December 2018
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BerlinThe Pearls of Cleopatra

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Straus: The Pearls of Cleopatra
Adam Benzwi; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Otto Pichler

BerlinEine Frau, die weiß, was sie will! (A woman who knows what she wants!)

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Straus: Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will (A woman who knows what she wants)
Adam Benzwi; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin
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A Kosky Berliner Schnauze: Die Perlen der Cleopatra

Dagmar Manzel (Cleopatra), chorus and dancers © Iko Freese |
A hilarious pearl of an operetta. Barry Kosky reigns supreme in Berlin!
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Musical froth of the highest order

Dagmar Manzel and Max Hopp © Iko Freese |
If you can imagine an undiscovered PG Wodehouse story set to music by Cole Porter, you wouldn’t be far off. 
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Ein Walzertraum returns to the Vienna Volksoper

Anita Götz (Franzi Steingruber), Thomas Paul (Leutnant Niki)  ©  Barbara Pálffy / Volksoper
After twelve long years, Oscar Straus’ Ein Walzertraum has made it back to the Volksoper, the place where it belongs for its indestructible Viennese spirit and never-ending popularity, and where Robert Meyer, the house’s boss and director on this occasion, customarily ensures that the traditional operetta is sheltered from modernist conceptual stagings.
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