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Opening night July 7
July 7 to 22 at Stage 773
Conducted by Mark Taylor and Directed by Gerald Frantzen
As part of our Reclaimed Voices Series, we are thrilled to be present Emmerich Kálmán’s The Csárdás Princess. Despite its popularity in Europe and Russia, this stunning work has been largely ignored in this country. Why the neglect? One cannot ignore the politics surrounding the two world wars, as well as the trend away from anything that reminded the public of old-fashioned Viennese romanticism.
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July 22 Deadline!
We need to raise
$20,000 , $18,800 more!
Lois R. and Maurice Jerry Beznos have generously pledged to match all contributions dollar for dollar up to $25,000. The deadline for the grant is July 22! This is an unprecedented opportunity for our company to continue and expand our mission with confidence. We’ve raised
$5,000 $6,200 through some of our generous supporters. We need $18,800 more by July 22! There’s still time to make a difference!
Be part of the Folks Operetta Experience!
What are we thinking? Where are we heading?
As part of our Reclaimed Voices Series we will be taking our first look at the composers of opera that time has forgotten. After the Second World War, opera, like operetta, faced the daunting task of having to not only reinvent itself, but also to reclaim the music silenced by The Third Reich. The consequences of this systemic uprooting and eradication of Jewish composers, accompanied by the Nazi cultural branding of modernist music as “Degenerate (Entartete),” was widely felt both before and after the War. Our concert has been largely inrspired by Michael Haas’s book. Forbidden Music: The Jewish composers banned by the Nazis.
Why not opera? Why not us? Why not Korngold?
In our ten years of translating and producing Viennese and German operettas, it was impossible to overlook the fact that literally all of these shows were created by Jewish composers or librettists. We also learned that nearly all of these artists were forced into exile, persecuted, or murdered during the years of the Third Reich.