Imre Kálmán (1882-1953)
Information about the composer Imre Kálmán and his operas.
Die Csárdásfürstin (The Gypsy Princess)
Kálmán's most popular opera is a light Viennese operetta about an aristocrat and a showgirl.
Recommended recordings on CD
Bonynge/Kenny/Roider (Naxos 8.660105-06)
Well performed and recorded, recommended if you like Viennese waltzes; otherwise steer clear. Also available in a SACD version.
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Richard Bonynge.
Cast: Yvonne Kenny (Sylva Varescu), Michael Roider (Edwin Ronald), Mojca Erdmann (Countess Stasi), Marko Kathol (Count Boni).