Ball im Savoy: Komische Oper Berlin, © Photo: Iko Freese Classical Guide / Classical World

Neither a fully-sung drama, nor a play with added songs, but combining the best of both worlds, operetta is often unfairly overlooked or dismissed, but offers an ideal introduction to the conventions of classical music theater for the novice, or simply a charmingly light-hearted night out for the aficionado.


Salzburg, Austria © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH Music Destinations

Salzburg is known by music-lovers as the birthplace of Mozart and, more recently, the setting for the film “The Sound of Music”. Situated on the Salzach River between scenic plains to the North, and rugged mountains to the South, Salzburg outdoors is every bit as breathtaking as its cultural and musical offerings.


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