Thursday, 12 January 2012

Johann Strauss Gala - 15/01/2012

On Sunday afternoon I will to heading for The Bridgewater Hall for the Johann Strauss Gala.

I will admit to knowing very little about Strauss and cannot say if I have ever heard his music. What appealed to me about this show is the setting. The performers will be dressed in period costumes. For me that will make the show feel more real, more in keeping with the time period of the music.

Here is the excerpt from the website:

"The acclaimed Johann Strauss Dancers and Orchestra return with an enchanting new show for 2012, as the stage is set for the magic of their Viennese Ball. Directed from the violin in the traditional Viennese manner by David Juritz. With sparkling soprano Amy Freston and the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period."

The music will include:

Tritsch Tratsch Polka
The Blue Danube Waltz
Radetzky March
Die Fledermaus Overture
Wiener Blut
Voices of Spring
Thunder and Lightning Polka
Pizzicato Polk
Perpetuum Mobile
The Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus

I will post my thoughts on the show early next week.

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