Orchester der Tiroler Festspiele Erl
Conductor Alexander Prior
Dramaturgy Ulrich Lenz
“Komm mit nach Varasdin”… and to Paris, Vienna, Chicago and Arizona!
In the New Year’s Eve Concert the Hungarian master composer of operetta, Emmerich Kálmán, transports you to worlds near and far, presenting well known and new discoveries, songs, arias and ensembles from classic works such as Gräfin Mariza and Die Csádásfürstin as well as less well known or unjustifiably forgotten works such as Die Bajadere, Die Herzogin von Chicago, the romantic musical Marinka or Kálmán’s last, posthumously premiered operetta Arizona Lady. Conducted by Alexander Prior, 26-year-old star and principal conductor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Tyrol Festival Orchestra Erl presents an international programme of enchanting sounds: from the Orient to the Wild West, from the Viennese waltz to the shimmy from Chicago. Kálmán was born in 1882 during the imperial and royal era in Siófok in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, soon moved to Budapest and then to Vienna, had to flee via Zurich to Paris, spent the Second World War in the USA, and then finally settled in Paris. Yet wherever Emmerich Kálmán landed with his operettas, his Hungarian soul ultimately couldn’t fail to emerge, be it in Paris, Vienna or Arizona, exemplifying the motto, “the world is my oyster!”