Concerts at the Musikalische Komödie: “In Frisco ist der Teufel los”

Operetta Research Center
8 June, 2015

As a grand finale to the festival week 1000 Years Leipzig and the local street festival, the soloist, ballet and orchestra of the Musikalische Komödie will perform on Sunday, June 7. It’s an open-air concert under the direction of Tobias Engeli.

Conductor Thomas Engeli (Photo: Musikalische Komödie Leipzig)

Conductor Thomas Engeli (Photo: Musikalische Komödie Leipzig)

You can hear various members of the ensemble, such as Michael Raschle or Lilli Wünscher. They will sing excerpts from Zigeunerbaron, Csardasfürstin, Kiss Me, Kate and Hello Dolly. Among many other things.

And while we’re on the topic of Leipzig and Musikalische Komödie: You should remember that on June 27/28 there is a twice-in-a-lifetime chance to hear the full Guido Masanetz operetta In Frisco ist der Teufel los as a concert performance. The 101 year old Mr. Masanetz might show up for the event that will include such hits from the score as “Wer braucht Geld?” and “Seemann.” It’s Socialist Operetta at its best; a topic that will be also dealt with by Wolfgang Jansen at the upcoming conference in Vienna entitled “Der feine Unterschied.”