The Annapolis Opera Company has established its own unique identity: it specializes in featuring up-and-coming arts professionals, which not only include aspiring singers but stage managers and others who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in the arts.
“Let the locals who know their community govern. It is the best way to experiment with what works best,” explains Orange County Supervisor Donald P. Wagner.
Disillusioned with military service, Lyle Jeremy Rubin is the author of Pain is Weakness Leaving The Body. In a wide-ranging interview, we discuss his journey from a confident college Republican entering the Marine Corps to becoming more introspective about American life and culture.
Operetta composer Emmerich Kálmán’s popularity rests, in part, on his deft fusion of Viennese waltz rhythms and the fiery strains of the csárdás, a Hungarian folk dance. Yvonne Kalman discusses her father’s legacy and her efforts to promote it internationally.
Franz Lehár (1870–1948) stands out as one of the most beloved operetta composers of all time. Yet, in our wide-ranging interview with Dr. Stefan Frey, a renowned scholar on the Hungarian composer, we also discuss the Nazi era.
Michael D. Miller, the president of the Los Angeles-based Operetta Foundation and board chairman of the Ohio Light Opera, is passionate about Emmerich Kálmán’s music. Miller is also one of the world’s foremost experts on the Hungarian composer.