Yesterday I had a wonderful evening beeing a visitor at the premiere of the operetta „Wiener Blut“ („Viennese Blood“) by the „King of Operetta“ Johann Strauss. it was a modern and successfully made staging with some really wonderful and amusing ideas of the director.
The cast was singing and acting on a high level. The wonderful, small Castle Haindorf was a perfect set and used with creativity to show all the different settings where the piece is taking place. A small but very good performing orchestra made the beauty and freshness of Johann Strauss music hear- and enjoyable.
I especially enjoyed Melanie Wurzer as „Peppi“ (The picture at the top). Her singing and acting was full of temper and joy. Infectious! But my absolute favorite was my dear and wonderful colleague from my time at the Wiener Volksoper, Ernst Dieter Suttheimer! A thrilling comedian who is a excellent singer too!
It was a wonderful evening with a lot of amusement und beautiful voices (a pitty that they where amplified by microphones). And I met a lot of friends and colleagues from the Viennese music scene. And all of this just 60 km away from Vienna in a beautiful wine area.
All the Best,