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.
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.
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) is widely considered the ‘last’ of the great composers. Strauss’ presentation of the Silver Rose from Der Rosenkavalier captures operatic grandeur at its best, both musically as well as on stage where eighteenth century Viennese opulence is front and center.
The modern history of opera can be divided into before and after Luciano Pavarotti. In a wide-ranging interview, Nicoletta Mantovani, Pavarotti’s widow, opens up about his lesser-known attributes.
Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951) stands out as one of the most consequential composers of the twentieth century. In an interview, his grandson, Eric Randol Schoenberg, discusses the composer’s life and legacy.