February’s program: Celebrating Franz Lehár

Please join us on Saturday, February 13th, at 2 o’clock, for the first program in our Spring 2021 Lecture Series,

“Celebrating Franz Lehár”
Presented by Mrs. Andrea Lázár, hostess of WCPN Kapossy Hungarian Radio Hour

Franz Lehár is widely considered the leading operetta composer of the 20th century.  His operettas included lush melodies, drama, light-hearted comedy, dance and lavish staging, and with their increasingly high musical caliber, his final works were closer to opera than to operetta.  His mega-hit, The Merry Widow (1905), enjoyed such unprecedented success that by 1910 it had been performed over 18,000 times in ten languages, and over a century later, it remains one of the classic operettas still performed all over the world.  His rich musical legacy also includes operas, sonatas and other musical pieces.  The program will include fascinating personal stories and little known details of Lehár’s career, interwoven with his rich enduring music that continues to resonate in the hearts of audiences to this day.
Andrea Lázár has gained a wealth of knowledge of Hungarian music and composers over the 17 years of hosting the Hungarian program, making her the ideal person to share with us the life and music of this iconic composer as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Join us on Saturday, February 13th, from 2 – 3 p.m. for this program celebrating the lively world of operettas!
This program will be in English and will be a ZOOM presentation. Please RSVP to receive an email prior to the Program so that you cam join us on Zoom.


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