Germany’s Cultural Construction Sites

In today's blog post I present three cultural construction sites in Germany. These are "construction sites" in the truest sense of the word - the opera houses in Bayreuth and Stuttgart are being renovated, and a new concert hall is being built in Munich.

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Operetta Composers: Four World Stars Form the Core Repertoire

Even if you are not a big operetta fan, the titles Die Fledermaus, Die lustige Witwe and Die Csárdásfürstin might be familiar to you. Do you also know the operetta composers? They are Strauss, Lehár and Kálmán. Together with another colleague – Offenbach – these operetta composers are responsible for the core operetta repertoire.

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