06.09.2020 from 18:00 Finale – Viennese Operetta Gala Evening Tokar, Nurgeldiyev & Eschwé

How can one pay tribute to Vienna without honouring the music of one of its most iconic masters, Johann Strauss II? Led by Alfred Eschwé and his Wiener Johann Strauss Orchester, his waltzes and polkas will be well and truly present under the Gstaad Festival Tent during this grand final gala... but they will by no means be the only ones! For the vibrant and fun-loving Vienna of the 19th and early 20th centuries was also home to the often gypsy-flavoured operettas of Franz Lehár and Emmerich Kálmán, as well as the candy-pink productions of Oscar Straus and Carl Zeller. Not to mention Rudolf Sieczyński, a Viennese of Polish descent – these were the final flames in the cultural mosaic of the immense Habsburg Empire... – author of the iconic, timeless “Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume” [Vienna, city of my dreams], a song that has become a symbol of the nostalgia for those bygone days. We may rely on Olena Tokar and Dovlet Nurgeldiyev to render these velvet pages deliciously... sweet!

Olena Tokar, Soprano
Dovlet Nurgeldiyev, Tenor
Wiener Johann Strauss Orchester
Alfred Eschwé, Conductor

Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
Overture to the operetta “Wiener Frauen” 9'

Emmerich Kálmán (1882-1953)
“Grüss mir mein Wien”, aria from the operetta “Gräfin Mariza” 6'

Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
“Tik-Tak”, fast polka, Op. 365 3'

Oscar Straus (1870-1954)
“Komm komm! Held meiner Träume”, aria from the operetta “Der tapfere Soldat”

Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
Egyptian March, Op. 335 5'

Carl Zeller (1842-1898)
“Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol”, aria from the operetta “Der Vogelhändler” 3'

Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
“Rosen aus der Süden”, waltz, Op. 388 9'


Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
“Wiener Blut”, waltz, Op. 354 9'

Rudolf Sieczyński (1879-1952)
“Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume”, song 4'

Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
“Zwanzinetta” after motives of the operatta “Eva” 4'
“Vilja-Lied” from the operetta ”Die lustige Witwe” 6'

Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
“Unter Donner und Blitz”, fast polka, Op. 324 3'

Franz Lehár (1870-1948)
“Lippen schweigen”, duo from the operetta ”Die lustige Witwe” 4'
“Gold und Silber”, waltz, Op. 79 9'

CHF 160/135/95/65

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