The giddy romance and gilded ballrooms of 19th century Vienna are brought to life by the music of the Waltz King and friends.
The Strauss musical dynasty established a reputation far beyond their native city for composing irresistible melodies and ultimately some of the best-known tunes of the period. With the gentle humour of Wine, Women and Song with its swirling flourish and brass fanfare; the toe-tapping, hand-clapping favourite Radetzky March.
The evocative Blue Danube Waltz, this concert is a much-loved classic, after classic, after classic…. But this is music to dance to and in a showpiece of entertainment, The Johann Strauss Dancers, in gorgeous costumes of the period, capture the experience of the occasion in exquisitely choreographed routines, dancing to some of the most romantic waltzes and liveliest polkas ever composed.
Audition Aria from Die Fledermaus
Vienna, City of my Dreams
Wine, Women and Song
Blue Danube Waltz
plus many more of your favourite waltzes and polkas from the Strauss family and friends.
Johann Strauss Gala
Introduced and conducted by John Rigby
Corinne Cowling – soprano
Johann Strauss Orchestra
Johann Strauss Dancers
Directed and choreographed by Alexandra Worrall
Johann Strauss Gala 2018 venues / dates
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – Saturday 13 January 2.30pm – tel 0151 709 3789
Manchester Bridgewater Hall – Sunday 14 January 3pm – tel 0161 907 9000