The New Year is around the corner – and we are pleased to give it an extra boost! Enjoy a brilliant and scintillating New Year’s concert full of musical fireworks, with not only the great classic Johann Strauss and two great masters of the comic opera and operetta: Messrs Rossini and Offenbach. Cheers!
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Jacques Offenbach is the father of the operetta: the unparalleled master of clever parodies and political allusions wrapped in swirling rhythms and gracious elegance. Rossini called Offenbach "the little Mozart of the Champs-Elysées".
Rossini also fits perfectly into this festive evening, as a bon vivant with a love of luxury, travel and good food (he was himself a fantastic cook). His catchy rhythmical music, exuberant and filled with vocal fireworks, conquered the world.
As are the great New Year’s classics, of course: the many joyful waltzes by Johann Strauss… With this music, you are sure to start off the new year full of hope and good cheer!
La gazza Ladra / L’Italiana in Algeri (overture)
Le voyage dans la lune: Je suis nerveuse (Fantasia) / Fantasio: Cachons l'ennui de mon âme (Elsbeth) / Orphée aux enfers: La mort m'apparaît souriante (Eurydice) / Mesdames de la Halle: Rondo: Quel bruit et quel tapage! (Ciboulette)
Johann Strauss Jr.
Frühlingsstimmen / An der schönen blauen Donau, op. 314 / Radetzky March, op. 228