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Die Fledermaus – quintessential operetta

By , 19/08/2010
Mention the word "operetta" to most members of the theatre- and concert-going public, and probably one of two works will most readily come to mind, either Johann Strauss Jnr's "Die Fledermaus" (The Bat), or Franz Lehar's "Die Lustige Witwe" (The Merry Widow). None of the Savoy operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan can match their Viennese counterparts for charm, glamour and romance, and of the French equivalents, only Jacques Offenbach's... read more

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