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Anniversaries this month

Ralph Benatzky d.1957
Alphons Czibulka d.1894
Edmund Eysler d.1949
Philipp Fahrbach Sr. b.1815
Johann Gung'l b.1818
Richard Heuberger d.1914
František Hilmar d.1881
Emil Kaiser d.1929
Emmerich Kálmán b.1882
Emmerich Kálmán d.1953
August Labitzky b.1832
Carl Lafite b.1872
Charles Lecocq d.1918
Franz Lehár d.1948
Johann Müller d.1924
Adolf (Senior) Müller b.1801
Adolf (Junior) Müller b.1839
Jacques Offenbach d.1880
Johann Strauss II b.1825
Wilhelm Wacek b.1864


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News on recordings

Our milestone projects with Naxos are to be concluded with a final recording session for Eduard Strauss Volume 2 and Contemporaries of the Strauss family Volume 4 in early 2018.  This series has been recorded by the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice conducted by John Georgiadis and represents another significant advance in the recording of Viennese music to very high standards, and are issued on the Marco Polo label.

Eduard Strauss I “A centenary celebration” has now been released which contains 13 excellent numbers, 10 of which have never been recorded before. Please take a look at this You Tube video made during the penultimate recording session (note that this not the final edited version but a raw live 'take'):

Contemporaries of the Strauss Family Volume 3 is released in autumn of 2017 and comprises some 13 new numbers, 3 of which originally appeared in an early download edition (to be deleted). All are world première recordings with full orchestra.

Our recording projects continue with the Ziehrer Stiftung and the Original C.M.Ziehrer orchestra conducted by Hans Schadenbauer with the release of Volume 24 Alt – Wien, and Volume 25 Heut ist Heut in 2017. A further recording is planned for 2018.

A joint venture to record Franz von Suppè’s rare operetta ‘A trip to Africa’, produced by Dario Salvi and his Imperial Viennese Orchestra and singers in late 2016 enabled its release in early 2017 on two CDs which are available through the Society.


Forthcoming Events 2017/2018


Die Fledermaus: J.Strauss.  Welsh National Opera
Die Fledermaus: J.Strauss.  Welsh National Opera
Cardiff: Sat 14 Oct 7.15pm - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Southampton: Thu 19 Oct 7.15pm and Sat 21 Oct 4pm - Mayflower Theatre
Llandudno: Fri 27 Oct 7.15pm and Sat 28 Oct 3.30pm - Venue Cymru
Birmingahm: Wed 1 Nov 7.15pm and Sat 4 Nov 3.30pm - Birmingham Hippodrome
Liverpool: Fri 10 Nov 7.15pm and Sat 11 Nov 4pm - Liverpool Empire Theatre
Bristol: Fri 17 Nov 7.15pm and Sat 18 Nov 4pm - The Bristol Hippodrome
Oxford: Fri 1 Dec 7.15pm and Sat 2 Dec 4pm - New Theatre Oxford

Dario Salvi & the Imperial Viennese Orchestra
Viennese Frolics, 10th November, 7.30pm, Swaffham Assembly Rooms, 13 Market Place, Swaffham, PE37 7AB
Franz von Suppè’s The Beautiful Galatea
21 April , 7.30pm
22 April , 2.30pm
21 July, 7.30pm
22 July, 2.30pm
Wymondham Central Hall, Back Lane, Wymondam, Norfolk, NR18 0QB

Dario Salvi is venturing over to the Operetta Concert Theatre in Philadelphia to conduct production of von Suppè’s Die Afrikareise and Genée’s Der Seekadett on 18 & 19 November.
Tel:07424418863 or use our feedback via the website

British Light Music Society
This Society publicises Light Music events.
19th December 3pm, British Light Music Concert at the British Home, Crown Lane, London SW16 3JB

Morecambe: Promenade Concert Orchestra
Music for Ballet and Dance 3pm 19 Nov
20th Anniversary Concert 3pm 03 Dec
Viennese Concert 3pm 28 Jan 2018

Viennese New Year Concert 6 January

Barbican Theatre London
The Magic of Vienna 31th December

New Year Johann Strauss Gala:
Bristol, 30 Dec
Poole, 1 Jan
Exeter, 2 Jan
Taunton, 4 Jan
Weymouth, 6 Jan
Torquay, 7 Jan

Manchester: Hallé Orchetra
A Viennese Celebration 6t January

Manchester Camerata
A Viennese Celebration
1 Jan Bridgewater Hall 3pm

Scarborough Spa Orchestra
New Year’s Day Concert
1 Jan, The Grand Hall, 3pm

Andre Rieu in 2017
Dublin 9 Dec
Belfast 10 Dec
Glasgow 14 Dec
Nottingham 16 Dec
Liverpool 20 Dec
Birmingham 21 Dec
London 22 Dec
Johann Strauss Gala – Raymond Gubbay 2018
Birmingham 1 Jan
Nottingham 2 Jan
Edinburgh 6 Jan
Glasgow 7 Jan
Liverpool 13 Jan
Manchester 14 Jan
London 20 Jan

Scotland – New Year Gala Concerts
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Edinburgh I Jan
Dumfries 3 Jan
Ayr 4 Jan
Perth 5 Jan

Ulster Orchestra
Celebrate New Year in Vienna
5, 6 & 7, Jan Waterfront Hall



Vienna Volksoper
Millöcker: Der Bettelstudent from 11 Sept
Heuberger: Der Opernball from 17 Feb
Rogers: Carousel, 17 March
Millöcker: Gasparone frm 2 June
Buhne Baden
Leo Fall: Die Kaiserin from 16 Dec
Raymond: Maske in Blau from 20 Jan
Straus: Eine Frau die weiss was sie will, 20,21 April 2018


Staats-Operette Dresden
Benatzky: Im weissen Rossl from 3 Nov
Lehár: Merry Widow from 30 September
Lincke: Frau Luna Luna from 27 January
Weill: Die Dreigroschenoper (Threepenny Opera) from 27 April
Strauss: Die Fledermaus from 6 April 2018

Frankfurt: Due junge Operette
Strauss: Waldmeister 2 Dec

Lincke: Zu Gast bei Frau Luna 23 September
Strauss: Eine Nacht in Venedig 22 October
Also several operetta galas and Strauss galas

Komische Oper Berlin
Straus: Eine Frau die weiss was sie will 23 September & 7 October
Offenbach: Die schöne Helene 1, 8 & 14 October
Eduard Künneke’s Die große Sünderin (The Great Sinner) 14 Oct
Albert Lortzing’s Casanova

Musikalische Komödie, Leipzig
KunnekeL Die grosse Sünderin 14 Oct
Lortzing: Casanova 29 June 2018

Staatstheater am Gärtenplatz, Munich
Lehár: Die lustige Witwe, from 19 October
Kálmán: Die Zirkusprincessin, from 29 December
Abraham: Viktoria und ihr Husar, from 27 January
Straus: Der tapfere Soldat (The chocolate soldier), from 14 June


Budapesti Operettszínház
Kálmán: Countess Maritza from 29 September
Kálmán: The Gypsy Princess from 6 October
Léhar: The Merry Widow from 13 October
Kálmán: Riviera Girl 11 October
Kálmán: The King of operetta 24 October
Kálmán: The Duchess of Chicago from 28 October

Grand Théàtre de Genève
Offenbach: Fantasio 3 Nov
Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron 15 Dec

Opéra de Lausanne
Lopez: Le Chanteur de Mexico 22 Dec

Theater Basel
Abraham: der Blume von Hawaii  28 Sept

Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron 9 Sept – 14 Oct

Operette Moriken-Wildegg
Countess Maritza: 21 Oct - 3 Dec

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