CARL MICHAEL ZIEHRER - Operetta Festival
RENATE HOLM · HARALD SERAFIN · SYLVANA DUSSMANN · PETER SEIFFERT · ANTON DERMOTA · KURT EQUILUZ · OSSY KOLMANN · PETER MINICH · JÖRG SCHNEIDER
CARL MICHAEL ZIEHRER (1843-1922)
The folksy creation of Ziehrer’s operetta melodies can be seen as a transition between the opera-like stage works of the ageing Strauss and the young Lehar, full of completely new performance elements and electrifying impulses. Ziehrer’s operetta blend falls back on Old Viennese elements of popular theatre, passing them on to a new generation (Benatzky, Lehar, Oskar Strauss).
This 4CD-Set presents for the first time an impressive Selection of Ziehrer’s more than 20 Operetta Masterpieces, including rear recordings from the Austrian Radio Archive and new Productions of the Carl Michael Ziehrer Society in Vienna.