Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johann Strauss II, Franz Lehar, Carl Millöcker|
Edita Gruberova - Ach, wir armen Primadonnen!
Genres: Pop, Classical
Totally charming stuff
Steve Hanks | Tacoma, WA USA | 07/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so happy to see this album come back into print, because I've recommended it to many people over the years, but it has rarely been available.This is a recording of a live operetta concert. It's not stuff you're probably familiar with, except the "Merry Widow" excerpts, and of course it's not the deepest music you'll ever hear, but it's really great fun.Gruberova, often accused of having strange vocal affectations and a rather cold voice, is remarkably effective in this venue. First of all, the same scooping and emphasis that you might find annoying in Lucia is all fun and enjoyable here. And of course she has the Vienese idiom down beautifully.There are some absolute gems on the album, my favorite being the second cut (a Strauss waltz). Listen to that excerpt on the site, and you'll know immediately whether you'll like the whole recording."