Teatro La Fenice – A Drama in Three Fires

The Teatro La Fenice in Venice is one of the most important opera houses in the world. To be able to build and maintain this good reputation, perseverance and optimism were necessary - because this opera house has been burned down and rebuilt several times. In this blog post, I tell the story of Teatro La Fenice. A drama in three fires.

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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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Great Moments of Operetta: the Vienna Johann Strauss Theater

123 years ago today, the operetta Die Faschingsfee by Emmerich Kálmán was premiered at the Johann Strauss Theater in Vienna. This house, which unfortunately no longer exists today, was one of the top addresses at the beginning of the 20th century when it came to operetta.

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