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Feuerwerk Der Operette (Operetta Fireworks) / Seefestspiele Morbisch


Release Date: 07/08/2016 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 16   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.Jacques OffenbachCarl ZellerFranz Lehár,   ... 
Performer:  Mirjana IroschKerstin GrotrianHarald SerafinMichael Gampe,   ... 
Conductor:  Rudolf BiblWolfdieter MaurerUwe TheimerAndreas Schuller
Number of Discs: 15 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 18 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This illustrious fifteen disc set packs together some of the most famous and best loved operettas to have ever graced a stage. These tracks were all recorded at the Morbisch Lake Festival between 1996 and 2015. Present day opera stars sing the leading roles, including Martina Serafin, Silvana Dussman, and Dagmar Schellenberger. Since 1957 the Morbisch Lake Festival has been drawing listeners to its operettas and musicals. Held at the Neusiedler See National Park, the music is draped against the natural background of Lake Neusiedl. Herbert Alsen began the festival, where 1200 audience members watched the premiere of “The Gypsy Baron.” The festival has grown over the last half century and now boasts 220,000 visitors. This illustrious fifteen disc set packs together some of the most famous and best loved operettas to have ever graced a stage. These tracks were all recorded at the Morbisch Lake Festival between 1996 and 2015. Present day opera stars sing the leading roles, including Martina Serafin, Silvana Dussman, and Dagmar Schellenberger. Since 1957 the Morbisch Lake Festival has been drawing listeners to its operettas and musicals. Held at the Neusiedler See National Park, the music is draped against the natural background of Lake Neusiedl. Herbert Alsen began the festival, where 1200 audience members watched the premiere of “The Gypsy Baron.” The festival has grown over the last half century and now boasts 220,000 visitors. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Haydn-Saal, Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstad 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
La vie parisienne by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/15/1997 
Venue:  Haydn-Saal, Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstad 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
3.
Der Vogelhändler by Carl Zeller
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), operetta (RV 511) by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 10/24/1885 
Venue:  Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Das Land des Lächelns by Franz Lehár
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, Austria 
Length: 35 Minutes 26 Secs. 
6.
Die Csárdásfürstin by Emmerich Kálmán
Performer:  Mirjana Irosch (Voice), Kerstin Grotrian (Voice), Harald Serafin (Voice),
Michael Gampe (Voice), Ferdinand von Bothmer (Voice), Adrian Eröd (Voice),
Martina Serafin (Voice), Frigyes Harsányi (Voice), Gottfried Falkenstein (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7.
Giuditta: Bild 1: 1. Vorspiel und Ensembleszene by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice), Julia Bauer (Voice),
Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
8.
Giuditta: Bild 1: 2. Uns ist alles einerlei by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice), Julia Bauer (Voice),
Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9.
Giuditta: Bild 1: 4. Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
10.
Giuditta: Bild 1: 5. Wohin, wohin will es mich treiben? by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Julia Bauer (Voice), Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice),
Natalia Ushakova (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 7 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
Giuditta: Bild 1: 6. Finale by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
12.
Giuditta: Bild 2: Intermezzo - 7. Zwei die sich lieben, vergessen die Welt by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Natalia Ushakova (Voice), Julia Bauer (Voice), Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice),
Markus Heinrich (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
13.
Giuditta: Bild 2: 8. Schön wie die blaue Sommernacht by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice), Julia Bauer (Voice),
Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
14.
Giuditta: Bild 3: 10. Uns're Heimat ist die Wüste by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Natalia Ushakova (Voice), Julia Bauer (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice),
Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
15.
Giuditta: Bild 3: 10a. Soldatenchor by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 0 Minutes 16 Secs. 
16.
Giuditta: Bild 3: 11. Du bist meine Sonne by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
17.
Giuditta: Bild 3: 12. Finale by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice), Julia Bauer (Voice),
Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
18.
Giuditta: Bild 4: 13. In einem Meer von Liebe by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
19.
Giuditta: Bild 4: 15. Hab' ein blaues Himmelbett by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
20.
Giuditta: Bild 4: 16. Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
21.
Giuditta: Bild 4: 17. Finale by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
22.
Giuditta: Bild 5: Zwischenaktmusik by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
23.
Giuditta: Bild 5: 18. Schönste der Frau'n... by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
24.
Giuditta: Bild 5: 18a. Reminiszenz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 0 Minutes 19 Secs. 
25.
Giuditta: Bild 5: 19. Szene by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
26.
Giuditta: Bild 5: 20. Finaletto by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mehrzad Montazeri (Voice), Markus Heinrich (Voice), Natalia Ushakova (Voice),
Julia Bauer (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1933 
Venue:  ORF Funkhaus, Vienna 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
27.
Gräfin Mariza by Emmerich Kálmán
Performer:  Marko Kathol (Voice), Natela Nicoli (Voice), Julia Bauer (Voice),
Gerhard Ernst (Voice), Ursula Pfitzner (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
28.
Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Marwan Shamiyeh (Voice), Peter Branoff (Voice), Alexander Klinger (Voice),
Margarita de Arellano (Voice), Johann Reinprecht (Voice), Mirjana Irosch (Voice),
Birgid Steinberger (Voice), Mathias Hausmann (Voice), Daniel Serafin (Voice),
Bernd Ander (Voice), Alfred Sramek (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, Austria 
Length: 17 Minutes 29 Secs. 
29.
Der Graf Von Luxemburg by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Marko Kathol (Voice), Ruth Ingeborg Ohlmann (Voice), Stephan Paryla (Voice),
Ana-Maria Labin (Voice), Franz Leitner (Voice), Johannes Beck (Voice),
Marika Lichter (Voice), Michael Suttner (Voice), Alfred Sramek (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, Austria 
Length: 19 Minutes 30 Secs. 
30.
Wiener Blut by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Daniel Serafin (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
31.
Im weissen Rössl by Ralph Benatzky
Performer:  Mathias Hausmann (Voice), Markus Puchberger (Voice), Harald Serafin (Voice),
Serge Falck (Voice), Erik Göller (Voice), Klaus-dieter Lerche (Voice),
Ingeborg [Soprano Vocal] Schopf (Voice), Gerhard Rak (Voice), Marco Jentzsch (Voice),
Rafael Schuchter (Voice), Ina Nadine Wagler (Voice), Anja-Katharina Wigger (Voice),
Albert Rueprecht (Voice)
Conductor:  Rudolf Bibl
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Germany 
Venue:  Kulturzentrum Eisenstadt, Austria 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
32.
Der Zarewitsch by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Marko Kathol (Voice), Harald Serafin (Voice), Ciro Deluca (Voice),
Alexandra Reinprecht (Voice), Tiberius Simu (Voice), Sieglinde Feldhofer (Voice),
Zoltan Galamb (Voice)
Conductor:  Wolfdieter Maurer
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Seefestspiele Mörbisch, stage 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
33.
Der Bettelstudent by Karl Millöcker
Conductor:  Uwe Theimer
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Seefestspiele Mörbisch, stage 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
34.
Eine Nacht in Venedig by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Andreas Schuller
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/28/2015 
Venue:  Seefestspiele Mörbisch, stage 
Length: 31 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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 Excellent Collection October 4, 2017 By E. Fisch (Granada Hills, CA) See All My Reviews "Excellent performances in excellent sound. One of the best bargains in operettas you can find. Experienced performers and good conducting by experts. These highlights recordings run 70-80 minutes for each of the 15 shows and include the entire score, but no dialogue. Highly recommended." Report Abuse
 Stylish festival performances of the classics August 10, 2017 By J. Tatnall (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "This is a fine collection of great operettas performed stylishly by casts which performed together on stage at the Morbisch Festival. The orchestral and choral forces are thoroughly professional and the soloists all shine brightly. The overall musical direction is in the hands of knowing maestri (mostly Rudolf Bibl). Each work is on a single cd; all are sung in German, musical numbers only. Casts and track listings are included, no texts, which are not hard to find on line. Well worth getting to know these works, especially at this price!" Report Abuse
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