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Composer: Straus, Oscar (1870-1954)

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Year of birth1870
Year of death1954
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BerlinThe Pearls of Cleopatra

© Iko Freese | Drama Berlin
Straus: The Pearls of Cleopatra
Adam Benzwi; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Victoria Behr; Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin; Lindenquintett Berlin

RoeselareMéli Mélo Mon Dieu!

Méli Mélo Mon Dieu!
Bovet, Normand, Ganne, Poulenc, Niquet, Capelletti, Borel-Clerc, Satie, Monnot, Trenet, Lai, Barbara, Offenbach, Lemarque, Straus, Calvi, Betti
Hervé Niquet; Flemish Radio Choir; Musicians from the Brussels Philharmonic

BrugesMéli Mélo Mon Dieu!

Méli Mélo Mon Dieu!
Bovet, Normand, Ganne, Poulenc, Niquet, Capelletti, Borel-Clerc, Satie, Monnot, Trenet, Lai, Barbara, Offenbach, Lemarque, Straus, Calvi, Betti
Hervé Niquet; Flemish Radio Choir; Musicians from the Brussels Philharmonic
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A Kosky Berliner Schnauze: Die Perlen der Cleopatra

Dagmar Manzel (Cleopatra), chorus and dancers © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
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 | drama-berlin.de
If you can imagine an undiscovered PG Wodehouse story set to music by Cole Porter, you wouldn’t be far off. 
***11
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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.
***11
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