‘Der Zigeunerbaron’ To Be Presented By The Manhattan School Of Music

Manhattan School of Music

The Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater will showcase four performances of Johann Strauss’ “Der Zigeunerbaron.”

The operetta, which is the second most famous work by Strauss, will be conducted by Kynan Johns, directed by Linda Brovsky and sung in German.

The work, which premiered in Vienna in October 1885, features an Ignaz Schnitzer libretto based on “Sáffi,” a novella by Hungarian writer and journalist Mór Jókai. In it, a landowner returns from exile and marries a gypsy girl who is revealed to be the daughter of a Turkish Pasha and the owner of a hidden treasure. Musical mischief ensues.

“We are thrilled to be staging this irresistible comic opera,” said Dona D. Vaughn, MSM Artistic Director of Opera. “Strauss’s dramatic, sweeping melodies and imaginative harmonic writing are magnificent.”

The MSM Opera Theater is known for programming operas that are “the most intriguing of any New York conservatory” (The New York Times), and the conservatory’s opera program is widely hailed as one of the foremost in the world. MSM attracts talented young singers from the United States and more than 40 other countries. The school recently did a production of Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” in English.

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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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