A night in Venice: was premiered in 1882 in Vienna. It is the ninth of Strauß’ 15 operettes and is set in Venice of the 18th century. It is a comedy of masquerade and impersonation with love entanglements during the carnival of Venice. The operette was edited substantially in 1923 by film composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold due to the poor text. The original form is seldomly played anymore. As excerpts, the ouverture and the “Lagoon Waltz” are played frequently.
Information about the composer Johann Strauß:
* 25.10.1825 in St. Ulrich / Vienna – † 03.06.1899 in Vienna
Composer of many works, such as: “Ritter Pasman” (Opera), The Bat, A night in Venice, “Der Zigeunerbaron”, “Waldmeister”, Indigo and the forty thieves, Operettes among other, waltzs, polkas and other dance music.
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